Chasses (pronounced Sha-Say) are everywhere in the Jive. It’s a triple step, typically danced to a Quick-A-Quick timing. You will see it danced in various configurations – together, side, forward, back, with or without a turn etc. So, to fastrak your Jive dance, work extra hard on your chasse step technique and you will see a big difference. Here are 3 areas to work on:
Mistake #1: Body Crunches During Knee-Ups
Mistake #2: Flip Flopping Your Hips
Keeping the Hips rotated open towards the opposite direction of your chasse. Ie: Chasse to the right, keep hips rotated left and vice versa.
Mistake #3: Taking Giant Steps
Do yourself a favor and keep those steps small and right underneath your shoulders.
Practice: Teeny Tiny steps right underneath yourself. The smaller your steps, the faster you can dance. 🙂
Some additional tips include dancing the chasses on the balls of the feet and keeping the knees soft. Any questions, feel free to leave us a comment below!