Bronze Jive - Point Swivels Ballroom Dance Lesson


Uploaded by aanw97 on 13.01.2008

Transcript:
Our next step is called the Point Swivels. So here's a chance to do more swivels,
like this. Starting with basic step again:
one, two, three, four, three, four, a-one, two,
Point Step, Point Step, Point Step, walk, walk, Point Step,
Triple Step, Triple Step, Rock Step.
We'll show it to you from a different angle. One, two, three, four, three, four,
Rock Step, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,
one, two, three, four, three, four, one, two.
Very simple, really. You don't let go of each other and so
we're going to teach the step to you together and in detail.
We start with the Basic Step. One, two, three, four, three, four.
We bring the arms square to act as a brace and do a rock step.
Rock step. Now we point the outside foot,
step back with the same foot. Point the inside foot back,
step back across. Repeat the first point and step.
So that's three point-steps in a row. We walk back two steps:
inside foot, outside foot. Dance one more point back
and step across, and that's it. The rest is just back to triple rhythm basic,
Rock Step.
Now, from a different angle. We have:
Basic Step, Triple Step, Triple Step. As I do each point and step,
we are all going to swivel on the supporting leg,
just like the toe-heel swivels. So we do Rock Step, swivel, point,
swivel, step, swivel, point, swivel, step, swivel, point,
swivel, step, swivel, step, swivel, step, swivel, point,
swivel and step. And then Triple Step,
Triple Step, Rock Step.
The secret to doing this is keeping good body tone, using the frame as
the brace to do all the swivels. We set up the step
by dancing Basic with a body sway, body tick, just like you normally
do in your Jive. One, two, three, four, three, four,
one, two, three, four, three, four. Then we change that, gentlemen,
changing the hold, changing the sway to flat,
and keeping the weight back. You'll know what I mean when you see it.
One, two, three, four, three, four, one, two, three, four, three, four,
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,
one, two, three, four. You can see a distinct difference
between the motion and the feeling of the Basic versus the motion and
the look of the Point Swivels. And it's just communicating that
difference to your partner.
So we're going to combine the Point Swivels by dancing the Chicken Walks
and Overturned Throwaway Chicken Walks right after that, into a very nice group.
Very challenging group. We'll dance it slowly first without music,
something like this. One, two, three, four, three, four,
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,
one, two, three, four, Chicken Walk, slow, slow,
quick, quick, quick, three, four, three, four,
Rock Step. So it's just linking this group
with the previous group into one challenging group.
So we'll that a couple times with the music for you.