Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 • Swing Dance at the Moose Lodge w/Jitterbug Stroll • SDLI

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Being the fifth Tuesday of the month, our dance lesson at 7:30PM will be the Swing line dance called the Jitterbug Stroll. DJ music will begin at 8:00PM.

Attribution to Wikipedia for the Jitterbug Stroll step list below.

The dance is organized in groups of 6 bars of 8 beats each. each group of 6 bars faces a different direction on the dance floor - meaning the dancer turns 90 degrees every 6 bars. every group of 6 bars is organized in the following way: 3 bars of a signature step, 1 bar of stroll around/pivot turn, 1 bar of signature step and 1 bar of a break step that helps the dancer turn 90 degrees. The signature step is different for every group of 6 bars.

first group (the first bar in every group starts with the right leg always)
Hustle forward (2 beats)
Skip back (2 beats)
Boogie Forward twice (4 beats)
Hustle forward (2 beats)
Skip back (2 beats)
Boogie Forward twice (4 beats)
Hustle forward (2 beats)
Skip back (2 beats)
Boogie Forward twice (4 beats)
Stroll Around (sometimes also called jazz pivot turn) (8 beats)
Hustle forward (2 beats)
Skip back (2 beats)
Boogie Forward twice (4 beats)
Break step (4 beats) (step right, tap left behind right, step left, tap right behind left)
Turn 90 degrees (4 beats) (step right, turn 90 degrees, step back left, step back right, step forward left)

second group
Knee slap right (2 beats)
Knee slap left (2 beats)
Kick right and Shorty george 3 times (4 beats)
Knee slap right (2 beats)
Knee slap left (2 beats)
Kick right and Shorty george 3 times (4 beats)
Knee slap right (2 beats)
Knee slap left (2 beats)
Kick right and Shorty george 3 times (to the left) (4 beats)
Stroll Around (same as above)
Knee slap right (2 beats)
Knee slap left (2 beats)
Kick right and Shorty george 3 times (4 beats)
Break Step and Turn around (8 beats same as above)

third group
Suzie Q left (start with right leg cross over left) (8 beats)
Suzie Q right (start with left leg cross over right) (8 beats)
Suzie Q left (start with right leg cross over left) (8 beats)
Stroll Around (same as above)
Suzie Q left (start with right leg cross over left) (8 beats)
Break Step and Turn around (8 beats same as above)

fourth group (last one)
Boogie back kicking with right leg (4 beats)
Tick Tock (to the right) (4 beats)
Boogie back kicking with left leg (4 beats)
Tick Tock (to the left) (4 beats)
Boogie back kicking with right leg (4 beats)
Tick Tock (to the right) (4 beats)
Stroll Around (same as above)
Boogie back kicking with right leg (4 beats)
Tick Tock (to the right) (4 beats)
Break Step and Turn around (8 beats same as above)
and repeat from the top

When doing the Tick Tock you can tilt your head as a pendelum, starting in the direction you are moving.

Join us for night of dancing to variety of swing songs plus a few ballroom dances for good measure.  The Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor & plenty of tables to relax and chat.  Moose Lodge membership required to purchase alcoholic beverages at the bar!

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

$8 General Admission, $6 Students with current ID, $5 SDLI Members
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