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How to Do a Jive Windmill Step

Learn how to do a jive windmill step from dance instructors Aaron Mitchum and Kristina Reese in this ballroom dance tutorial from Howcast.


Aaron: Hey guys. It's Aaron.

Christina: And I'm Christina.

Aaron: And we're professional dance instructors coming at you today from New York City. Today we're going to be talking a little bit more about our Jive Series. What we're going to be doing today specifically is talking about a little step we like to call the windmill.

For starters what we're going to be doing is taking a two hand hold. Now this time we're going to switch it up and go palm to palm. This way we have a little bit more leverage guys, so as to lead the lady with. Starting this with our basic action and one, two, three and four, five and six, rock step. Opening ourselves up gentlemen so as to lead the lady past as we bring the arm up an over, shaping for the lady. Triple step, triple step, rock step. One two three, one two three, rock step.

Guys, one more thing to pay attention here with this windmill action and shaping with our body, Swing and Jive being upper body dances. We want to take a look at this together. So as we come to one, two, again, gentlemen we're going to really elongate and our right side and also indicate for the lady as well, as we bring our right and left arm respectively up and over like a windmill. Rock step. One, two, three, one two three, rock step, one two three, one two three, rock step. Now let's add that with some music.

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