Flair Lesson #27: Inverse Across Body

This is one of the first moves we’ve done that involves an upside down bottle, but is still good working flair (that is, flair that can be done with a full bottle without spilling.) It’s not uber-flashy, but it can be a good transition between other moves, some of your guests will be impressed by the full bottle upside down, and we’ll eventually add a tin to this to make a more complex move. Pointers for getting the Inverse Across the Body:

1) There is a good “lead-in” to this move that can help build momentum and be more fluid, rather than just starting from a dead spot with the bottle. Watch the beginning of the video for it – it’s a slight variation on the beginning of the Circle Swipe Thru.¬†Holding the bottle by the neck, you essentially make a mini-circle with it to lead into the throw across the body.

2) Your hands for both the throw and the catch are palm up.

3) The trickiest part of this move is Continue Reading » Flair Lesson #27: Inverse Across Body

Flair Lesson #23: Swipe Thru

This move is a great fundamental move that you will use a ton. As we progress and learn a lot more 1 bottle and 1 tin moves and start putting together routines, you’ll find that the Swipe Thru is a cornerstone of those routines – a move that we use frequently to transition throughout the routine. So practice this and get good at it with both hands.

1) I like to start with the bottle in the right hand and the tin in the left. However, when we are learning 2 item moves we will often start by learning separately one hand at a time. So set the tin down and let’s start with the bottle.

2) Grab the bottle with your right hand around the body (not the neck or shoulders of the bottle.) The bottle should be pointing up or very slightly away from you. As we learn this move people have a tendency to tilt the bottle forward. ¬†Eventually, Continue Reading » Flair Lesson #23: Swipe Thru