Contact FAQ Teach With Us Sign In

Online Blues Dance Lesson Video: 1920s Blues Pivots

Lesson Preview

Lesson Info

This lesson details how to smoothly add pivots to your blues dancing and the great technique to make your pivots great even in other social dance styles. Also includes multiple timing options for improvising with this step.

Genre:
Instructors:
Level:
2
Duration:
4:42
$1.99

"1920s Blues Pivots" is part of 2 other Lesson Packs! Get the whole Pack and save 15%

Instead of just the "1920s Blues Pivots" lesson, grab a whole Lesson Pack that it's part of at a 15% discount:

Blues Lesson Pack
Levels 1, 2, 3
Vintage Dances Lesson Pack
Levels 1, 2, 3

Members Also Bought These Lessons

Popular Lesson Packs By Alison Scola, Joel Plys

Jazz (vernacular) Lesson Pack
Levels 1, 2, 3
Blues Lesson Pack
Levels 1, 2, 3
Jazz (vernacular) Lesson Pack
Levels 1, 2
Balboa Lesson Pack
Levels 1, 2, 3
Vintage Dances Lesson Pack
Levels 1, 2, 3
Collegiate Shag Lesson Pack
Levels 1, 2, 3
Collegiate Shag Lesson Pack
Levels 1, 2, 3
Jazz (vernacular) Lesson Pack
Level 1

Popular Lessons By Alison Scola, Joel Plys

More Great Blues Lessons Packs

Blues Lesson Pack
Levels 2, 4
Blues Lesson Pack
Levels 1, 3
Blues Lesson Pack
Level 1
Blues Lesson Pack
Levels 1, 2, 3
Blues Lesson Pack
Levels 2, 3
Blues Lesson Pack
Levels 1, 2, 3
Blues Lesson Pack
Levels 1, 2, 3
Blues Lesson Pack
Levels 2, 3

Alison Scola San Diego, CA, United States

Instructor Profile

Teaches Vintage Dances Balboa Collegiate Shag Jitterbug Jazz (vernacular) Blues
Teaches with: Joel Plys
Lessons Packs: 11 Dance Lesson Packs
Lessons: 64 Dance Lessons

Alison Scola Demo Video

Instructor Bio

Since their marriage and move to San Diego, CA in mid-2002; Joel and Alison Plys have made quite a name for themselves. They have a high quality, energetic approach to the dance which makes every lesson with them a blast!

As regular teachers at major events all over the world, Joel & Alison's down to earth, enthusiastic attitudes are contagious and offer a very personal learning experience.

Joel & Alison have a full knowledge and understanding of various styles that they share in their instruction. To 'preserve' a dance, you must understand the technique and characteristic fundamentals of that dance. For a dance to 'evolve', you must be open to everyone adding creative elements to that dance. They encourage students to study and be open to "differences" so that they can make the dance their own. Joel & Alison embody these qualities in their instruction and their dancing while remembering the true reason we dance - for FUN!

They have taught all over the US (22 states and counting) as well as Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Scotland and Sweden. They are one of few couples that can truly offer instruction in all areas of authentic Swing and are recognized as two of the best Charleston, Balboa, Lindy & Shag instructors in the world.

Joel Plys San Diego, CA, United States

Joel Plys Demo Video

Instructor Bio

<!-- <br />Joel Plys began his swing dance career in the summer of 1998 on a date in Chicago.<br />He learned very quickly from countless workshops and non-stop dancing andbrought his skills to Cleveland, OH..<br />Joel taught swing full-time out in Cleveland, OH for 4 years (1999-2002) andstarted Get Hep Swing, LTD.<br />He co-created the very first All Balboa Weekend with Valerie Salstrom (June 2001).<br />He moved to San Diego in 2002 and taught all over the world with Alison Scola..<br />Joel continues to travel the globe sharing his love of Swing dancing..<br />.<br />Joel has a high quality, energetic approach to the dance that makes everylesson with him and any partner a blast!.<br /> <br />As a regular teacher at major events all over the world, his down to earth,enthusiastic attitude is contagious..<br /> <br />He has taught all over the US (33 states and counting) as well as Australia,Canada, England, France, Germany, <br />Hungary, Italy, New Caldonia, Scotland and Sweden. .<br />.<br />He has a full knowledge of various styles from years of study that he shares inhis instruction of Balboa, <br />Lindy, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Jazz Movement, and Pre-Swing dances (TexasTommy, One Step, etc).<br /> <br />To 'preserve' a dance, you must understand the technique and characteristic fundamentals of that dance..<br /> <br />For a dance to 'evolve', you must be open to everyone adding creative elements to that dance..<br />.<br />Joel encourages students to study and be open to ?differences? so that they canmake the dance their own..<br />.<br />He embodies these qualities in his instruction and dancing while remembering thetrue reason we dance - for FUN!.<br /> <br />Besides teaching all over the world, Joel also has a passion fororganizing amazing dance events, including:.<br /> * Swing Camp OZ (held each January in Australia).<br /> * Balboa Rendezvous (held each April in San Diego).<br /> * Catalina Swing Dance Festival (held each November on Catalina Island).<br />.<br />Joel is a big supporter of communities and promoters working together to help each scene prosper and grow..<br /> <br />After 10+ years of running weekend workshops, he knows what it takes on all sides for a successful event. <br />-->

JOEL PLYS began his swing dance career in the summer of 1998 on a date in Chicago. He learned very quickly from countless workshops and non-stop dancing and brought his skills to Cleveland, OH.



Joel taught swing full-time out in Cleveland, OH for 4 years (1999-2002) and started Get Hep Swing, LTD. He co-created the very first All Balboa Weekend with Valerie Salstrom (June 2001). He moved to San Diego in 2002, started 2PlySwing Productions and taught all over the world with Alison Scola. Joel continues to travel the globe sharing his love of Swing dancing teaching with many amazing partners.



Joel has a high quality, energetic approach to the dance that makes every lesson with him and any partner a blast! As a regular teacher at major events all over the world, his down to earth, enthusiastic attitude is contagious. He has taught all over the US (32 states and counting) as well as Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Caledonia, Scotland and Sweden. In 2011, Joel was inducted into the Camp Hollywood Hall of Fame.



He has a full knowledge of various styles from years of study that he shares in his instruction of Balboa, Lindy, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Jazz Movement, and Pre-Swing dances (Texas Tommy, One Step, etc)



To 'preserve' a dance, you must understand the technique and characteristic fundamentals of that dance. For a dance to 'evolve', you must be open to everyone adding creative elements to that dance. Joel encourages students to study and be open to “differences” so that they can make the dance their own.



He embodies these qualities in his instruction and dancing while remembering the true reason we dance - for FUN!

Facebook Twitter Delicious Digg Stumbleupon Reddit Technorati

Help iDance.net Grow by liking us on Facebook!

x

#{title}

#{text}

x #{html}