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Double Trouble (Triples) Volume 1 - Basics

Over 30 moves and variations taught by John Sweeney.

This video focuses on the freestyle aspects of Double Trouble - basic principles that you need to know to allow you to lead well or follow well in Double Trouble, and moves that are based on simple Modern Jive moves that you probably know already.

John Sweeney is a freelance Modern Jive teacher, running workshops for countless organizations across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and America and has won the Double Trouble section at the UK Open Jive Competition in Blackpool, the UK Ceroc Championship in London and the BritRoc LeRoc Dance Championships in Brighton. Demonstrators Karen Sweeney and Linda Ford have won Double Trouble championships with John.

Johnís clear and detailed teaching of Double Trouble means that you can benefit from nearly two hours of excellent personal tuition. Use this DVD to learn the basics of Double Trouble and extend your repertoire.


This video is endorsed by The LeRoc French Jive Federation.

As well as all the basic principles and detailed tuition on safe drops, the videos covers all the moves below, with lots of variations.

Even if you already know some Double Trouble, please do watch the Introduction - there is a lot of really useful information in there!


Safety Notice. Please be advised that certain moves/drops in these videos should be performed with great care. All moves/drops from this video are done at your own risk and John Sweeney and all involved cannot be held responsible for any injuries sustained.

See "Dips & Drops, Leans & Lunges, Lambadas & Seducers: Safety First!" for lots more information about how to execute moves safely.

While this material refers to one man leading two ladies, of course any one person can lead any two other people.

This set of three DVDs used to sell for £50. You can watch them all for free now, but if you enjoy them then please feel free to donate a small amount if you wish.
PayPal Donation for Double Trouble Videos:

Introduction: Basic Principles of Double Trouble; Lead & Follow




Routine 1: Double Double Turns; Double Push Spin; Double Freeze & Walk




Routine 2: Double Lady Spin Variations; Double Flick Spins; Double Man Spin; In & Out, Hands to Chest


If this video is blocked in your country because of music copyright issues, then please watch this
music-free version. It still contains the full lesson.


Routine 3: Alternate Combs; Double Comb Duck Spin; Figure Eight to Cross Hand Lady Spin




Routine 4: Change Places; Change Hands; Double Yoyo; Back To Back




Routine 5: Double Catapult Variations; Left Catapult + Right Yoyo; L Walk Around + Right Comb Shimmy




Routine 6: Nelson Duck Spin; L Walk Around + R Spin Turn; Double Hand Stop Turns




Routine 7: L Comb + R Catapult; Alternate Arches; D Lambada Shoulder Roll




Routine 8: L Comb + R Almost Lady Spin; R Hatchback Change Hands with shadowed man; Triple Walk Around; Double Left Leg Seducer




Volume 1 Finale: Demonstration & Credits.




Teaching: John Sweeney
Demonstrators: Karen Sweeney and Linda Ford
Skirts by Gaye
Camera & Sound: Glenn Pavey
Music Arrangement by Angel
Produced, Edited and Directed by Steve "The Hit Man" Strong
The material in these videos (apart from the music) is all Copyright John Sweeney July 2003

Reviews of Double Trouble Volume 1 (many from teachers and club organizers):

Gary (runs DanceRoc in Perth, Australia):
I have now reviewed the tape and I am delighted with it. You are an excellent teacher with a solid focus on technique. Contrasting the moves with freestyle is most helpful also. The speed of the moves is just about right, any faster and one would be pressing replay constantly. The two ladies helping were very disciplined and pleasant to watch.

As a first up starters video, I thought the moves were a good choice, i.e. they look good, not too difficult but the odd one will really stretch the new dancer to Double Trouble. All in all, a great effort John.

Melinda (Le Groove Dance Co.):
I finally received your double trouble video today. Just want to say that I think your video is really great and that I think that your teaching method is excellent - your explanations are very thorough. Well done.

Ian:
A short while ago I purchased your Double Trouble DVD. I found the teaching style excellent and easy to follow, and I can now confidently perform many of the moves in freestyle with 2 ladies picked at random. It is a great way of livening up a freestyle, and now I'm ready to move on...

Graham (Sydney, Australia):
I found the tape VERY good indeed. There are messages that will help ANY Modern Jive dancer whether Tripling* or not (e.g. the 'air' lead, quiet and noisy hands etc). Your delivery and sound is very good, very clear, just as it was at the workshop you did over here. All in all well done on a very professional video.

*As I am sure you know, the Ozzies call Double Trouble "Triples".

Alan:
I have borrowed a friend's copy and am very impressed, and would now like to own my own copy.

Dorothy:
Got my Double Trouble video, it is brilliant, thanks.

Geoff:
I have recently purchased your double trouble video and have found it very good. I wondered if you could put me on your data base and let me know of any workshops you may be doing for this type of dancing.

Duncan:
I managed to watch the Double Trouble video last night. Excellent, please let me know when you release any more Double Trouble videos or DVDs!

Andy:
I just wanted to say thanks for sending the Double Trouble DVD. It arrived yesterday. I have started to watch the first disc already. It's great. Once again, many thanks :o)

Hi, just wanted to say that myself and my 2 ladies had great fun watching and learning (lots) from the Double Trouble DVD. It's FAB. Thanks again!! :o)

Johnathan:
The Double Trouble DVD is brilliant; even if you never try it the tips on lead and follow and how to lower a lady are worth the price alone. You should do more DVDs, especially on technique.

Many thanks to those who sent these unsolicited comments - I hope you donít mind me reproducing them here!

 
Double Trouble (Triples) Volume 2

Over 20 great Double Trouble moves and variations, including drops and lifts, most of which you can use in freestyle.

John Sweeney is a freelance Modern Jive teacher, running workshops for countless organizations across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and America and has won the Double Trouble section at the UK Open Jive Competition in Blackpool, the UK Ceroc Championship in London and the BritRoc LeRoc Dance Championships in Brighton.

Demonstrators Karen Sweeney and Karen Hillier have won Double Trouble championships with John.

Johnís clear and detailed teaching of Double Trouble on this DVD provides you with excellent personal tuition to help you extend your repertoire.

As well as all the basic principles and detailed tuition on safe drops, the videos covers all the moves below, with lots of variations.

Even if you already know some Double Trouble, please do watch the Introduction - there is a lot of really useful information in there! The Introduction to Volume 1 (above) has even more information!


Safety Notice. Please be advised that certain moves/drops in these videos should be performed with great care. All moves/drops from this video are done at your own risk and John Sweeney and all involved cannot be held responsible for any injuries sustained.

See "Dips & Drops, Leans & Lunges, Lambadas & Seducers: Safety First!" for lots more information about how to execute moves safely.

While this material refers to one man leading two ladies, of course any one person can lead any two other people.

This set of three DVDs used to sell for £50. You can watch them all for free now, but if you enjoy them then please feel free to donate a small amount if you wish.
PayPal Donation for Double Trouble Videos:

Introduction: Basic Principles of Double Trouble




Routine 1: Travelling Returns; Half Nelson Walk Around; Kneeling Shoulder Touches




Routine 2: Walk Under to Circle; Arm Jive In-line; Circle Hallelujah, Circle In & Out




Routine 3: Pretzel + Comb; Pretzel Shimmy; Promenade Drop




Routine 4: Circle Breakthroughs; Circle Man Duck Through; Circle Sit




Routine 5: Circle "Face" to Basket Spin; Circle Wraps & Walk Around; Circle "Face" to Lambada Sweep




Routine 6: Arm Jives & Teapots & Shimmies; Dip + Walk Around; Double Propeller




Routine 7: Wrist Grip Dominator; Sway Sit; Hip Hop



Teaching: John Sweeney
Demonstrators: Karen Sweeney and Karen Hillier
Music created by Orange and Blue Music, copyright John Sweeney
Video produced by AC Video Productions
The material in these videos is all Copyright John Sweeney 2007
 
Double Trouble (Triples) Volume 3 (DVD)

Over 20 great Double Trouble moves and variations, including drops and lifts, most of which you can use in freestyle.

John Sweeney is a freelance Modern Jive teacher, running workshops for countless organizations across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and America and has won the Double Trouble section at the UK Open Jive Competition in Blackpool, the UK Ceroc Championship in London and the BritRoc LeRoc Dance Championships in Brighton.

Demonstrators Karen Sweeney and Karen Hillier have won Double Trouble championships with John.

Johnís clear and detailed teaching of Double Trouble on this DVD provides you with excellent personal tuition to help you extend your repertoire.


As well as all the basic principles and detailed tuition on safe drops, the videos covers all the moves below, with lots of variations.

Even if you already know some Double Trouble, please do watch the Introduction - there is a lot of really useful information in there! The Introduction to Volume 1 (above) has even more information!


Safety Notice. Please be advised that certain moves/drops in these videos should be performed with great care. All moves/drops from this video are done at your own risk and John Sweeney and all involved cannot be held responsible for any injuries sustained.

See "Dips & Drops, Leans & Lunges, Lambadas & Seducers: Safety First!" for lots more information about how to execute moves safely.

While this material refers to one man leading two ladies, of course any one person can lead any two other people.

This set of three DVDs used to sell for £50. You can watch them all for free now, but if you enjoy them then please feel free to donate a small amount if you wish.
PayPal Donation for Double Trouble Videos:

Introduction: Basic Principles of Double Trouble




Routine 1: Triple Walk Around; Neck Block; Figure 8 + Hatchback




Routine 2: Train; Triple Ripple; Inline Lambada




Routine 3: Archie + Slow Man Spin; Manhattans; Lambada Kiss




Routine 4: Shadowed First Move; Shadowed First Move Variations; High Kneel




Routine 5: Comb + Hatchback; Join & Catapults; Circle "Cross" Pretzel




Routine 6: Circle "Line"; Strut; Legs




Routine 7: Pinwheel; Ladies "Wurlitzer" + Neck Drop; Side Slide



Teaching: John Sweeney
Demonstrators: Karen Sweeney and Karen Hillier
Music created by Orange and Blue Music, copyright John Sweeney
Video produced by AC Video Productions
The material in these videos is all Copyright John Sweeney 2007


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