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Online Jazz (vernacular) Dance Lesson Pack: The Big Apple Contest From 'Keep Punchin' (33 lessons)

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Title: The Big Apple Contest from 'Keep Punchin'

Description: "Ladies and Gentleman, tonight Baron Skinner has a little treat in store for you...The Big Apple Contest!" So was introduced the most elaborate and lengthy piece of choreography ever performed on film by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. In addition to being a piece of jazz dance history, this routine is also a popular line dance and an encyclopedia of more than 30 jazz steps. With this package of lessons, you go from knowing possibly zero jazz steps to knowing the entire "Big Apple Contest" choreography with expert styling. Be warned, it may take months, or even years, to master!

Dance genre: Jazz (vernacular)

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Lessons in this pack

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Lesson , Style Instructors Level Price
Shouts :: Jazz (vernacular)
The entrance step from The Big Apple Contest in "Keep Punchin." It is a great way to get yourself energized as a solo dancer. It has also become a popular styling for partnered Lindy Hop breaks and turns.
Evita Arce, Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Triple-step Break Turn :: Jazz (vernacular)
This fascinating break and lock turn footwork appears in many variations in the Big Apple Contest from "Keep Punchin." It also shows up in a clip of Al Minns and in the Berry Brothers' "Fascinating Rhythm."
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Stomps :: Jazz (vernacular)
A fun, syncopation step that feels great in the body.
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
The Frog :: Jazz (vernacular)
This is a transitional step from The Big Apple dance in "Keep Punchin." However, it is a great break, and it can also be used as a leader's variation in partnered Lindy Hop!
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
The Rock :: Jazz (vernacular)
A beautifully expressive, rocking step with a long history, also called Eagle Rock or Rock the Cradle. It's also used for moving forward in the Big Apple contest from "Keep Punchin."
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Boogie Back :: Jazz (vernacular)
Low down and dirty, Boogie Back always gets your heart beating. This step combines jumping or sliding and hand clapping.
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Apple Jack :: Jazz (vernacular)
Apple Jack is a solo jazz dance that remained prominent through WWII and Bebop. In this lesson you will learn the basic Apple Jack step, as seen in the movie, "Keep Punchin."
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Gaze Afar :: Jazz (vernacular)
An awesome rhythm break that is completely irresistible. Gaze Afar is a theatrical classic, with jumps, syncopations and lots of character.
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Susie Q :: Jazz (vernacular)
Susie Q is a "must know," fundamental jazz step that shows up commonly in partnered Charleston, and in many swing line dances. Nathan teaches a few variations, including a specific hop from "Keep Punchin."
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Rusty Dusty :: Jazz (vernacular)
This is a fun, character step from the Big Apple Contest in "Keep Punchin." Pretend you have dirty pants, and you need to shake them clean; now your doing the Rusty Dusty! Get a detailed description of the weight ch...
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Spank The Baby :: Jazz (vernacular)
Oh no! It turns out the baby is you! Tell yourself to get a move on in this fun satire. Spank The Baby is great, forward moving step and an integral part of the Big Apple routine from "Keep Punchin."
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Jump Charleston :: Jazz (vernacular)
This is another must-know, power step from the movie "Keep Punchin." If you have not learned, or if you are not %100 in command of, your Jump Charleston, now is the time!
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Cross Twist Break And Triple-step Break :: Jazz (vernacular)
In this context, a break is a contrasting step within, or concluding, a phrase of similar steps. If you dance jazz, you will need a few good breaks. These amazing combinations will do the job in style!
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Boogie Forward With Cool Breeze :: Jazz (vernacular)
This is a must-know step that takes its place in many line dances. This lesson teaches basic weight changes and advanced styling.
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Ride The Pony :: Jazz (vernacular)
This is one of the most recognizable steps from The Big Apple Contest in "Keep Punchin." It is a partnered jazz step that is always a crowd-pleaser. Instructor also recommends Boogie Back.
Evita Arce, Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Marching Steps / Black Bottom / Pickin Cherries :: Jazz (vernacular)
This is a step that is just plain fun to do, with arms swinging and feet stomping. Learn two interpretations of the step, one from review of, "Keep Punchin" and one described by Franky Manning, a dancer in the film.
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Fall Off The Log Break :: Jazz (vernacular)
This is one of the most often quoted breaks in all vernacular jazz. Use it as a partnered step, alone, or as part of a group's jazz choreography. Instructor also recommends Fall off the Log.
Evita Arce, Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Elbow Swings :: Jazz (vernacular)
This step makes its way into the vernacular jazz lexicon from early American Contra and Square Dance. It involves a partner, so it's twice as much fun as the average jazz step. In this lesson, Nathan will show you t...
Evita Arce, Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
London Bridge And Claps :: Jazz (vernacular)
A beautiful choreographic solution from "Keep Punchin." This step helps a team of dancers transition from a circle to a line in a spectacular way.
Evita Arce, Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Triple-step Kicks :: Jazz (vernacular)
One of the greatest, most intricate, fast Charleston steps. A dazzle of rhythm, leading to a quick turn.
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Skip Up :: Jazz (vernacular)
The most beautifully moving step in the "Keep Punchin" Big Apple Contest, this step literally flies across the floor. Syncopated and stylish, this is not to be confused with the common partnered charleston step of the...
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Skate :: Jazz (vernacular)
Inspired by the motion of ice-skating, The Skate is a great, character step for traveling forward.
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Double Fall Off The Log Break :: Jazz (vernacular)
This amazing break from "Keep Punchin" can be used to give punch to the end of any phrase.
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Fish Tail :: Jazz (vernacular)
This is a beautiful, twisting step, in the tradition of other animal-inspired steps like The Buzzard Lope, Snake Hips, and Peckin. It's a great step to use for moving backwards, and it works with fast or slow music.
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Shorty George With Poses :: Jazz (vernacular)
Shorty George is an indispensable jazz step, named, or possibly renamed, after the famous dancer, "Shorty" George Snowden. In "Keep Punchin" the Shorty George is accented with head turns and freezes.
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Charleston And Around The World :: Jazz (vernacular)
A classic step, known by many dancers through video of Al Minns. This step sends the dancer on a wild, kicking journey 360 degrees to where they started. It always makes a strong visual impact.
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Knee Slaps :: Jazz (vernacular)
A fun, percussive step that is as interesting rhythmically as it is visually, and it culminates in a beautiful syncopation. Mastering this step requires good balance and timing.
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Jump Charleston Changing Places :: Jazz (vernacular)
Here is a great way to add formation changes to a jazz routine, or you could perform it alone. Nathan will teach two major variations on the timing, both inspired by the dance scene in "Keep Punchin."
Evita Arce, Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Peckin Break :: Jazz (vernacular)
This lesson teaches a riff that is pure classic jazz schtick!
Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
Break-a-leg :: Jazz (vernacular)
The is one of the most important exiting steps in jazz dance. It goes at least as far back as Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, the famous tap artist.
Evita Arce, Nathan Bugh

2

$1.99
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