Jazz Dancing – Grape Vine

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Jazz dance instructor, Roger Bennett Riggle, demonstrates advanced jazz dancing including how to do a grapevine.

    Roger Bennett Riggle: My name is Roger Bennett Riggle and today we are demonstrating advanced Jazz dancing. With me is one of my advanced Jazz dancers here at the Berrend Dance Studio, Mackenzie Royce (ph). Now we are going to demonstrate for you how to do a grapevine. Grapevine comes from the visualness of grapevine intertwining, with each other. So that's where the name comes from. So we are going to intertwine the feet if that makes sense and this is how we accomplish that. Mackenzie is going to demonstrate that after she comes off of the Stag Leap she will land on the right leg and then is going to step with the left leg front, right leg to the side, left leg back, right leg side, left front and back and front and back, in essence weaving the feet. The audience gets to see a weaving motion of the feet very, very quickly. So let's show them one more time how to grapevine. So we have and go on and two and three and four and five. Next at this point we will be demonstrating all of the Jazz moves we have shown you in a slow motion dance sequence.