Valentino Jive, adapted for smaller spaces

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This video will look at the sequence dance, the Valentino Jive, which we’ve adapted for smaller spaces during this Coronavirus outbreak.

Sequence dancing is where you repeat the same 16 or 32 bar routine throughout a song, dancing around the room. Hopefully you’ll also be in sync with everyone else!

They often feature steps that you’ll recognise from the dance it’s based on, although we feel the Valentino Jive has more than a bit of Cha Cha Cha about it!

There is normally also a 4 bar introduction to the music which everyone waits for. Then you all start together at the same time.

Sometimes there are songs that are synonymous with a particular sequence dance, however due to licensing restrictions we have used royalty-free songs that should work just as well.

The Dance

Now that’s great when you have a nice large hall to all dance in!

What we’re going to show you today is how to practice the basic movements of the Valentino Jive in your front room. To do so we make adjustments such as altering the direction of elements of the sequence dance, or changing/introducing elements of rotation.

The only thing you would need to do to this Valentino Jive routine, to change it to the full version; is for the second set of walks to carry on with the leader walking forward. The follower would then be walking backward.

See the Valentino Jive Video

About Learn To Dance

Learn To Dance is a Ballroom and Latin American Dance School based in Burnham, Buckinghamshire.

Whilst our studio may be closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we’re still trying to help all our students to keep dancing!

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