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Fallaway Rock

Jive Fallaway Rock

Fallaway Rock a Newcomer Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, movement, 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 Closed Position.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
Q
Close LF to RF
1/8 to L
Turn
2
Q
Replace weight to RF in PP
--

3-5
QaQ
Side Chasse LRL
1/8 to R over 2-5
turn starts at the end of previous step.
6-8
QaQ
Side Chasse RLR
--


Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
Q
RF back in fallaway
1/4 to R

2
Q
Replace weight to LF in PP
--
At the end, it starts to turn L
3-5
QaQ
Side Chasse RLR
1/4 to L over 2-5

6-8
QaQ
Side Chasse LRL
--


Variations:
  • Start and end in PP. No turns for both Man and Lady.
  • Start in closed Position, end in PP.
    • Man: 1/8 L on 1.
    • Lady: 1/4 R on 1. 1/8 L over 2-5
  • Start in PP and end in Closed Position
    • Man: 1/8 R over 2-5
    • Lady: 1/8 R on 1, 1/4 L over 2-5