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Modern Jive: Swan Drop

Modern Jive: Swan Drop

Modern Jive: Swan Drop Usually this move comes on the end of an R-to-R double spin. At the end of the spin, the man steps up to the lady, places her R over his head onto his R shoulder, and makes contact between his L and her R hips so that the lady stands...

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Modern Jive: Figure Eight

Modern Jive: Figure Eight

Modern Jive: Figure Eight Initial Signal Figure of Eight Signal - R arm swept back with thumb at 90 degrees to outstretched fingers and pointing downwards Description Man walks forward with R to his L, starting to turn counter-clockwise, placing the lady's...

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Modern Jive: Pretzel

Modern Jive: Pretzel

Modern Jive: Pretzel Man walks forward and towards R while lady walks forward and places her L in man's R (2 beats). Man now turns clockwise, raising L arm for lady to walk under (2 beats), then raises R to inscribe a circle around lady's head while she...

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Modern Jive: Ballroom Drop

Modern Jive: Ballroom Drop

Modern Jive: Ballroom Drop After giving the signal, both walk forwards to have feet in a line facing opposite directions while the lady takes the man's L hand, and both hands grip in a butterfly grip (both grasp around the other's thumbs) (2 beats). The...

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Modern Jive: Armjive Around the World

Modern Jive: Armjive Around the World

Modern Jive: Armjive Around the World Left Handed Drake Turn. Comb over your head with the left hand. Duck under the lady’s arm and turn anti-clockwise around until you come to face again catching left to right. Left Handed Comb Drake. Start as a normal...

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Modern Jive: Armjive walk

Modern Jive: Armjive walk

Modern Jive: Armjive walk If you've watched the popular Strictly Come Dancing on TV you will have heard all the celebrities saying how much they loved learning to dance and wished they'd started dancing sooner. This is your chance to be part of the fun...

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Modern Jive: Close Moves

Modern Jive: Close Moves

Modern Jive: Close Moves As already noted, there is no definitive Modern Jive technique, the steps and styles here are suggestions — although some plausible explanations are provided. For example, there are a number of reasons why the man moves forwards...

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Rockability Style Jive

Rockability Style Jive

Rockability Style Jive The title of this video is KAV KAVANAGH Learn to dance ROCKABILLY JIVE This is the real deal. We found it while searching for rockabilly style. Although this clip didn't make an editor's pick, we categorized nevertheless since it...

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Slow Jive

Slow Jive

Slow Jive The arrival of rock'n'roll brought a major change to the social art of dancing. Although contact dancing with a partner was still as popular as always (naturally!) variations and speed became more frantic and less formalised. Non-contact dances...

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Modern Jive: Death Drop

Modern Jive: Death Drop

Modern Jive: Death Drop Modern Jive is sweeping the nation. People love it for its simplicity and for the huge variety of musical styles that the dance embraces. It's keeping the simple nature of the dance but adding a smooth feel that will take your...

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