March 2020 – COVID – dance at home!

I hope you’re all keeping safe and well xxxxxx I am aiming to create a library of reference videos for you to keep your toes tapping at home during lockdown. Please donate whatever you can – thank you! 

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Video 5:

Video 6 (The 18!):


Video 1:



What do I do with my arms?:




Laban’s dimensional scale:

Laban’s diagonal scale:

Laban’s Body, Effort, Shape and Space:

Laban’s action drives:

Bartenieff principles for locomotion and weight shift:

Tapping into creativity and movement confidence:


Ballroom class warmup:

Kizomba class warmup:

Vintage class warmup:


Ballroom posture, poise and frame:

Waltz – counting the music:

Waltz – warmup:

Waltz basic – Part 1:

Waltz basic – Part 2:

Quickstep – warmup:

Foxtrot – counting the music:

Foxtrot – warmup:

Tango – counting the music:

Tango – warmup:

Viennese Waltz – counting the music:

Viennese Waltz – warmup:


Latin posture, poise and frame:

Latin arm styling:

Cha Cha Cha – counting the music:

Cha Cha Cha – warmup:

Cha Cha Cha – Beginners routine:

Cha Cha Cha – Practice routine Section 1:

Cha Cha Cha – Practice routine Section 2 (followers):

Cha Cha Cha – Practice routine Section 2 (leaders):

Rumba – counting the music:

Rumba – warmup:

Samba – counting the music:

Samba – warmup:

Samba line dance:

Paso Doble – counting the music:

Paso Doble – warmup:

Jive – counting the music:

Jive – warmup:


The Charleston stroll:

Samba line dance:

Hustle/Saturday Night Fever:

Rockabilly stroll:

“The 18” from our Monday night practice session:


Mayfair Quickstep (leaders):

Mayfair Quickstep (followers):

Square Tango (leaders):

Square Tango (followers):

Old Time Waltz breakdown:

The Veleta:

Gainsborough Glide:

Argentine Stroll:

Melody Foxtrot:

Rumba One:

Sindy Swing:

Sweetheart Waltz:


Kizomba warmup:

Kizomba posture, poise and frame:

Mermaid body movement:

Slow basic:

Side to side basic:

Basic on the beat:

Walking basic:

Circle to the left:

Circle to the right:

Pressure steps:

Soft break:

Hard break:

Followers Saida video 1 (follower):

Followers Saida video 2 (leader):

Followers Saida video 3 (box step):

Followers Saida video 4 (timing change):

Followers Saida video 5 (with cut action):

Leaders Saida video 1 (follower):

Leaders Saida video 2 (leader):

Swivels (follower):

Swivels (leader):

Walk – follower to open – cha cha cha ending (follower):

Walk – follower to open – cha cha cha ending (leader):

Practice – combination 1 (follower):

Practice – combination 1 (leader):

Practice – combination 2 (follower):

Practice – combination 2 (leader):

Practice – combination 3 (follower):

Practice – combination 3 (leader):

Practice – combination 4 (follower):

Practice – combination 4 (leader):

Practice – combination 5 (follower):

Practice – combination 5 (leader):


Vintage warmup:

Vintage posture, poise and frame:

8 beat basic and fun variations:

6 beat basic & easy variations:

Class routine reminder – 1940s ‘In the Mood’:

Class routine reminder – 1940s ‘Be Happy’:

Class routine reminder – 1920s ‘Let’s Misbehave’:

Class routine reminder – 1950s:

Class routine reminder – ‘Candyman’:

Class routine reminder – ‘Great Big Eyes’:

The Charleston Stroll:

How to do the swivel for 1920s Charleston:

1920s Charleston video 1:

1920s Charleston video 2:

1920s Charleston variations:

How to do the ‘Happy Feet’ move:

1930s/Lindy Charleston (left foot rock):

1930s/Lindy Charleston (right foot rock):

Side-by-side Charleston variations (leaders):

Side-by-side Charleston variations (followers):

Tandem Charleston – ‘Push-out’:

Tandem Charleston – ‘Waterfall’:

Tandem Charleston – ‘Kick-around’:

Hand-to-hand Charleston:

Hand-to-hand Charleston variations:

Airplane Charleston:

Flip flop (8 beat):

Pop-out ‘A’ (8 beat):

Pop-out ‘B’ (8 beat):

Promenade (8 beat):

Reverse promenade (8 beat):

Double tuck turn (8 beat):

Lindy circle (8 beat):

Swing-out (8 beat):

Swing-out with *swivels*:

Send out (6 beat):

Tuck turn (6 beat):

Sugar Push (6 beat):

Solo jazz steps video 1:

Solo jazz steps video 2:

Solo jazz steps video 3:

Solo jazz steps video 4:

Solo jazz steps video 5:

Fun variations video 1:

Fun variations video 2:

Fun variations video 3:

Fun variations video 4:

Fun variations video 5:


The shim sham is danced in this order:

  1. Shim sham basic step, full break
  2. Pushes and cross overs
  3. Tacky Annie’s, full break
  4. Half break, full break, half break, full break
  5. Repeat with freezes instead of full breaks
  6. Boogie back, boogie forwards, boogie back, boogie forwards
  7. Boogie back, shorty George, boogie back, shorty George
  8. Improv!

Shim Sham part 1:

Shim Sham part 2:

Shim Sham part 3:

Shim Sham part 4:

Shim Sham part 5:

Shim Sham part 6:

Shim Sham part 7:

Shim Sham part 8:

Shim Sham full routine:


The Rockabilly Stroll is danced in this order:

  1. Step taps x 3
  2. Side-close-side-tap x 2
  3. Back-tap-back-tap
  4. Shuffle forward, wee!

Rockabilly Stroll full routine and breakdown:


The Tranky Doo is danced in this order:

  1. Fall off the log, shuffles/scoots with side press lunges (repeat)
  2. Shoe shine (with stamp-stamp-clap-clap), boogie forward (repeat)
  3. Apple jacks, rocks/Hallelujahs, travelling rocks
  4. Boogie back, shorty george, boogie back, break step
  5. Knee slaps with ba-ba-da, crossover, suzie-q, reverse break
  6. Messaround, fall off the log turning
  7. Eagle slide, boogie drops
  8. Mambo steps, paddle turn
  9. Fall off the log turning/travelling backward, truckin’
  10. Float back, walkabout or sailor kicks
  11. Box steps with crazy legs, shouts
  12. Knee slaps, knee slaps with turn, walk it out – and start again!

Tranky Doo part 1:

Tranky Doo part 2:

Tranky Doo part 3:

Tranky Doo part 4:

Tranky Doo part 5:

Tranky Doo part 6:

Tranky Doo part 7:

Tranky Doo part 8:

Tranky Doo part 9:

Tranky Doo part 10:

Tranky Doo part 11:

Tranky Doo part 12:

Tranky Doo full routine:


Mama’s Stew is danced in this order:

  1. Kicking sequence
  2. Crossovers with kicks, stomp-slides
  3. Squat Charleston
  4. Clap-jumps, boogie backs & boogie forwards
  5. Hallelujah rocks (turning), running kicks, Hallelujah rocks (turning), slip slops
  6. Embellished Fall off the logs with hallelujah rock ending, walk off

Mama’s Stew part 1:

Mama’s Stew part 2:

Mama’s Stew part 3:

Mama’s Stew part 4:

Mama’s Stew part 5:

Mama’s Stew part 6:

Mama’s Stew full routine:

KILLER BOOGIE! Choreographed by Marcus Koch.

The Killer Boogie is danced in this order:

  1. Boogie woogie basics
  2. Out & ins, runs, ripples
  3. Basics, kick around, continuous triples and jumps, basics
  4. Touches, running kicks, squat jump, chug forwards, apple jacks
  5. Basics, out & ins, rolls, rolls with shoulder rolls
  6. Basics, knee wobble, slide/jump open-close, basics, double toe balance, basics
  7. Scissors with freezes, rubber legs, quick rubber legs!
  8. Repeat of section 4
  9. Basics, out & ins, basics, ripples
  10. Kick ball change/lunge with hop turns, basics
  11. Switch jumps, swivels, spot turn
  12. Charleston variation, turning Charleston variation
  13. Kick around, chug forwards – the end!

Killer Boogie part 1:

Killer Boogie part 2:

Killer Boogie part 3:

Killer Boogie part 4:

Killer Boogie part 5:

Killer Boogie part 6:

Killer Boogie part 7:

Killer Boogie part 8:

Killer Boogie part 9:

Killer Boogie part 10:

Killer Boogie part 11:

Killer Boogie part 12:

Killer Boogie part 13:

Killer Boogie full routine:

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