Drag Blues moves

Serge and Sarah show some drag Blues.

The moves in this video are:
- Basic body position in drag blues
- moving backward and forward
- pivot turns( aka “Whoosh”)
- hip catches
- the lunge
- level changes

Teachers: Serge Berg and Sarah Relander
http://www.sergeandsarah.com/


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Ballroomin’ Blues movements

Kenny and Abeth show some Ballroomin’ Blues movements.

The moves in this video are:
- Drag move, where the leader takes the full weight of the follow.
- Drag steps, where the follower really drags her legs while the leader walks.
- Pivot turn, either slow or quick
- Pivot turn to a double outside turn and from there into a lunge position.
- Coming up from a lunge going into a sideways triple step

Teachers: Kenny Nelson and Abeth Farag
http://madverve.jimdo.com/ and
http://lindyhopporto.blogspot.com

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Out and back turn

Daniel and Gabriella show a blues move they call the “out and back turn”.



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This move starts from a lunge position; from there lead the follower straight out with an outside turn and bring her back in a free spin. Then, tuck turn when she comes back and leading her back into a lunge from the other side.

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teachers: Daniel Newsome and Gabriella Cook
http://www.FreeSwingDanceLessons.com

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Blues dancing posture and movements

Chris Härm explains posture in Blues dancing and shows some more complex movements.

In the first part of this video Chris talks about posture in ballroomin’, as well as about moving backward, forward, and pivoting.

In the second part of this video, Chris talks about the posture in Jukin’ and moving side to side, and shows different variations of movements you can do in that position.

The video ends with a demo dance.

Teachers: Chris Härm
http://chrisharm.com/
http://www.CraveTheBlues.com

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Playing with quick and slow rhythms

Mike and Laura show what you can do by mixing up quick and slow rhythms in dancing.

The moves in this video are:
- Mixing up quick and slow steps in the side by side position
- Groove out
- Using quick and slow to transition into open position.

Teachers: Mike Roberts and Laura Glaess
http://www.MikeAndLauraLindy.com

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Rotational Blues moves

Mike and Laura show nice variations focusing on rotations.

The moves in this video are:
- Tuck turn variation ending up in the lunge
- Side by side walking using some rotations.

Teachers: Mike Roberts and Laura Glaess
http://www.MikeAndLauraLindy.com

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Juke joint micro blues

Joe and Nelle show some variations for Juke Joint Blues.

Different variations for juke joint blues dancing, either in closed or close embrace position.

Teachers: Joe DeMers and Nelle Hatley
http://www.JoeAndNelle.com

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Frame matching in Blues dancing

Joe and Nelle show what you can do with good frame matching in Blues dancing.

The this video Joe and Nelle talk about “PTED”, which stands for
Posture: different postures you can take
Tone: how much you engage your muscles
Energy: in movements, low tone gives low energy and high tone gives high energy
Direction: linear, rotational or even vertical directions

Then they show different movements where you can use these concepts.

Teachers: Joe DeMers and Nelle Hatley
http://www.JoeAndNelle.com

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Drag Blues moves

Joe and Nelle show some variations for Drag blues.

The moves in this video are:
- Basic walking
- Elbow catch
- Blues promenade
- Leading the legs (marching your follower)
- Side step
- Side and across step
- Cool move
- Inside turn into a side dip and changing the follower leg

Teachers: Joe DeMers and Nelle Hatley
http://www.JoeAndNelle.com

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Counterbalance in Blues dancing

Joe and Nelle show how to play with counterbalance in Blues dancing.

In this video Joe and Nelle show different variations and places where you can use counterbalance.

Teachers: Joe DeMers and Nelle Hatley
http://www.JoeAndNelle.com

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