Getting in the Groove

Getting in the Groove

8 Episodes

Learn how to move your body in rhythm while improvising footwork and body movement. This will be the essential foundation for your swing dancing freestyle moments.

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Getting in the Groove
  • GITG - Welcome and Intro

    Episode 1

    Contents:
    0:00 - Intro
    0:32 - What We Will be Doing
    1:10 - Primary Focus

  • GITG - The Party Clap

    Episode 2

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:13 - Party Clap Breakdown
    2:48 - Music Demo

  • GITG - Stamps

    Episode 3

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:15 - Stamps Breakdown
    2:23 - Music Demo

  • GITG - Knee Slaps

    Episode 4

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:15 - Knee Slap Breakdown
    1:11 - Music Demo

  • GITG - Driving Groove

    Episode 5

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    0:15 - Driving Groove Breakdown
    2:34 - Music Demo

  • GITG - Swivel

    Episode 6

    Contents:
    0:00 - Preview
    014 - Swivel Breakdown
    2:48 - Music Demo

  • GITG - Transitioning Between Steps

    Episode 7

    This is a detailed lecture about transitioning between two count jazz steps while maintaining the groove. Getting good at this will be essential for improvisation in rhythm.

    Contents:
    0:00 - Lecture 1
    3:12 - Lecture 2
    4:44 - Lecture 3
    7:00 - Lecture 4

  • GITG - Dance Along - Slow, Med, Fast

    Episode 8

    Contents:
    0:00 - Slow Dance Along
    3:52 - Medium Dance Along
    7:44 - Fast Dance Along

    Once you have the steps down, it is time to dance along. There are 3 tempos to work through. This is a great video to use as a warm up.