Jive Kick Exercises for Dancers

Jive kicks are never pretty when your feet are flexed. So today, we’re working those strong pointed feet with these jive kick exercises. You can of course, do jive kicks in various positions: down, forward, side, back, up! Try it out.

Warm up:

  • Merengue Walks

Jive Kick Exercises (Feet)

  1. Working the Pointe (forward position)
  2. Working the Pointe (Back position)

xx LiWen

Wanna do more Jive? Check out these other videos:
 Top 5 Jive Kicks Video
Jive Arm Styling Exercises

As always, a reminder to listen to your body, and only do things you’re comfortable with. 


  • AntonioViaph
    December 29, 2021

    Example: kick ball change on R side: Previous beat ‘a’: contract, ‘hop’: LF slide slightly back, lift R leg, R knee up, RF kick bottom, tilt hip, upper body forward, height of the head should not change head should not pop up much. 1: kick leg straight downward action a: Ball: Partial weight on ball of RF, contract and LF will “hitch”, kick bottom, getting mud off shoe before stepping forward in next step.

  • AntonioViaph
    December 28, 2021

    1 2 3a 4, 5 6 7a 8 Chasse backward 1a 2, 3a 4, 5a 6, 7a 8 LF Backward kick 1 , side kick 2 , Sailor Shuffle LF cross behind RF, RF closes to LF, LF step to side. Timing: 3a 4 RF Backward kick 1 , side kick 2 , Sailor Shuffle RF cross behind LF, LF closes to RF, RF step to side.

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    September 9, 2021

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    September 26, 2020

    Liwen I was very sorry not to see you on Friday, the 25th, for feel good Friday. I had a stroke in 2011 and I’m still trying to recover from it. My left lower extremity was affected. Your exercises are helping me. I hope to see this coming Friday.
    Take care. See you soon I hope.

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      Dance Insanity
      October 5, 2020

      Dear Beverly,
      Thank you for this message! I’m happy to hear that the Feel Good Friday exercises have been helpful to you and your recovery. We will keep new ones coming in our emails… though not necessarily on a weekly basis. I hope you can use the previous feel good friday videos as well. I have quite a lot of them here on the website. I’m sending you all the best wishes in the world for you to recover fully, and to stay in good spirits. Big HUGS to you. Keep me posted on how you’re coming along. 🙂

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