The Stew

in Jazz Routines, by eiki

The Stew

Joe show the Stew, a solo jazz routine. This routine is often also known as The Mama’s Stew routine.

The Stew is a vintage warm-up choreography used by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers to warm up before practicing their routines.

This routine is often called the Mama’s Stew routine as Mama Lu & The Parkets very famously performed it together.

Teacher: Joe DeMers
www.joeandnelle.com

This routine is often danced to the song “Jumpin at the Woodside” by Count Baise but can be danced to any song with a swing pharsing.

Check out a performance of this routine by Mike Faltesek along with students

Here is another performance seen from behinde by Mikey Pedroza and Gaby Cook

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The Chase

Kenny and Jesse show The Chase, a Charleston choreography.

- If you are into solo charleston and jazz you gotta know The Chase –

This is the Chase Charleston step. It can be done in various ways. For example either with the leader and follower facing the same direction or facing each other.

By the way, this is not a socially leadable figure, so on the dance floor you should do it with people you have practiced the sequence with.

NOTE: These moves are also known as the “Downs” Break.

Here is a video with examples of dancers performing The Chase. ILHC 2011 – The Chase

Teachers: Kenny Nelson and Jesse Hanus
www.swingindenver.com and www.jessehanus.com

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Lock Turn

Rebecca shows the lock turn.

The lock turn is a crucial element in Jazz dance that every Swing and Jazz dancer should know.

Follow the instructions in the video.

Tips from Rebecca:
– Make sure your weight is evenly split between both feet in the “lock” position, just before you turn. You may find it helpful to lift your left heel (back heel) a bit.
– Remember to transfer weight to the back foot near the beginning of your turn.
– Both knees bent, yo.
– Practice slowly at first, then build up speed.

Teacher: Rebecca Brightly
http://rebeccabrightly.com/hellyes/

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Advanced jazz steps

Nathan and Laura show what they call Breaking Out Of The Mold at Stompology
2011.

Some of the moves in this video are; the bird, boogie forward, apple jacks and lock step.

Follow the instructor in the video.

Teachers: Nathan Bugh and Laura Glaess
http://nathanbugh.blogspot.com/ and http://www.mikeandlauralindy.com/ and http://stompology.com

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2011 Stompology Stomp-off full routine

In this video Jessy is showing a review of the Stompology Stomp-Off show from the 2010 and 2011 routine.

The moves in this video are:
– (From 2010)
1: Stomp-Off
2: Lockstep
3: Gaze Afar
4: Over the Top
(From 2011)
5: New Stomp-Off
6: Shorty George
7: Boogie Forward
8: Heels

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teacher: Jessy
http://www.stompology.com

The song is “Don’t Be That Way” by Lionel Hampton.

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Mikes’ Choice routine

Mike and Mikey show a routine called Mikes’ Choice from the Stompology 2011 workshop.

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teachers: Mike Roberts and Mikey Pedroza
http://www.mikeandlauralindy.com/ and http://mikeypedroza.com/ and http://stompology.com

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2011 Stompology Stomp-Off Part 4

Evita shows the fourth part of the Stompology Stomp-Off 2011.

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teacher: Evita Arce

http://evitaarce.blogspot.com/

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2011 Stompology Stomp-Off Part 3

Nathan shows the thrid part of the Stompology Stomp-Off 2011.

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teacher: Nathan Bugh
http://nathanbugh.blogspot.com/

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2011 Stompology Stomp-Off Part 2

Laura shows the second part of the Stompology Stomp-Off 2011.

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teacher: Laura Glaess
http://www.lauraglaess.com/

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2011 Stompology Stomp-Off

Mike shows the first part of the Stompology Stomp-Off 2011.

Follow the instructions in the video.

Teacher: Mike Faltesek
http://www.falty.com/Old%20Site/Home.html

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