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Joel Plys presents The Madison and The Couples Madison. This line dance, originating in the 1950's, will teach you jazz and solo movement dance.

Based on a six count chorus step, The Madison contains several dance sequences which make playful references to 1950’s and 1960’s TV shows, sports stars and performers. It is danced to the Ray Bryant tune "The Madison Time," with calls for the particular dance sequences provided by Eddie Morrison. Eddie was a Baltimore disc jockey who started calling the steps live on the air. In Baltimore, the Madison was done to generic music with the DJ calling the figures. The Madison moves on the DVD are described as originally learned at various camps and workshops in the late 90s. Since then, we have studied the Madison more closely and have realized that variations on the steps exist based on regional differences, instructor translations, etc. We have included all these variations on this DVD, as well as a Couples Madison version we learned from Lance Benishek.

This DVD includes :
  • History of the dance
  • Breakdown of 18 individual steps
  • Breakdown of the Couples Madison

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