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Chugging

Jive Chugging

The Chugging is a Gold Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, and movement, technique; a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figure, techniques and practice routines that include it.

Start in Open Position. Right to Right hand hold.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1 2 QQ Step 1 2 of Link LR No turn Lead is same as Link
3 4 5 QaQ Compact Chasse LRL 1/8 to R over steps 3-4 Retract R arm, increase tone in arm on step 5. (or dance side chasse). Man's L arm on Lady's Left shoulder.
6 7 8 QaQ Very small side chasse RLR 1/8 to L over steps 6-8 Retain tone and slightly extend R arm. Man opens L arm to side.
9 10 11 QaQ LF behind RF (Cuban Cross) to chasse LRL 1/4 to R over steps 9-11 (Lock chasse) Retain tone and slightly retract R arm. Man's L arm on Lady's Left shoulder.Man's L arm on Lady's Left shoulder.
12 13 14 QaQ Very small side chasse RLR 1/2 to L over steps 12-14 Retain tone and slightly extend R arm. Man opens L arm to side.
15 16 17 QaQ LF behind RF (Cuban Cross) to chasse LRL 1/4 to R over steps 15-17 (Lock chasse) Retain tone and slightly retract R arm. Turn Lady to R on step 17, release hold. Keep L arm to side, prepare to finish.
18 19 20 QaQ Side chasse RLR. End in Open Position 1/8 to L over steps 18-20 This can be repeated. Lower arm to indicate chugging is ending. Regain L to R or R to R hand hold at end of lady's turn.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn Notes
1 2 QQ Step 1 2 of Link  RL No turn.
3 4 5 QaQ Compact chasse RLR 1/8 to L over steps 3-5 Lady's L arm to side.
6 7 8 QaQ Fwd chasse LRL 1/4 to R over steps 6-8 turn is started at end of previous beat of music. Lady's L arm on Man's either L or R shoulder
9 10 11 QaQ Compact chasse RLR 1/2 to L over steps 9-11 turn is started at end of previous beat of music. Lady's L arm to side.
12 13 14 QaQ Fwd chasse LRL 1/4 to R over steps 12-14 turn is started at end of previous beat of music. Lady's L arm on Man's either L or R shoulder
15 16 17 QaQ Compact chasse RLR, then turn on RF 1/2 to L over steps 15-17, then 1/2 to R on RF turn is started at end of previous beat of music. Lady's L arm to side.
18 19 20 QaQ LF diag. back to chasse LRL, to end LF back in Open Position 3/8 to R over steps 18-19. Changing hand hold (Man's responsibility) to Man's L to Lady's R. End in Open Position.

Notes
  • Chugging may be danced with double hand hold. Releasing both hands on step 17.
  • The rotation may vary, the size of the circle may vary.