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Fallaway Throwaway

Jive Fallaway Throwaway

The Fallaway Throwaway is 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
LF back in Fallaway
1/8 to L
Start turn at end of previous step
2
Q
Replace weight to RF in PP
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3-5
QaQ
LF diag fwd to chasse LRL. End in Closed Position
--
incline body slightly L, return L hand to normal position
6-8
QaQ
Fwd chasse RLR. End in Open Position
1/8 to L btwn 5-6
Turn starts at end of previous step.
On 6, lead lady back with R hand, then release R hand hold.
On 7,8: extend L arm fwd to normal open position.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
Q
RF back in Fallaway
1/4 to R
start turn at end of previous step.
Could make no turn, or 1/8 R.
2
Q
Replace weight to LF in PP
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3-5
QaQ
RF to side to chasse RLR to end RF side and slightly back in closed position
3/8 L over 2-5
On 5: incline body slightly R, return body to normal on 6.
6-8
QaQ
Backward chasse LRL end in open position.
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Notes:
  • Fallaway Throwaway may start in PP, making no turn on 1.

Overturned Fallaway Throwaway (Silver & Gold)

Start in Closed Position.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
Q
LF back in Fallaway
1/8 to L
Start turn at end of previous step. Turn Lady to R
2
Q
Replace weight to RF in PP
continue to turn L
Turn Lady to L
3-5
QaQ
Fwd to chasse LRL. End in Closed Position
1/8 to L btwn 2-3
Lead Lady fwd. On 5, body slightly L and return L hand to normal position.
6-8
QaQ
RF diagonally fwd to chasse RLR, end RF fwd in Open Position.
1/8 to L btwn 5-6
Lead spiral turn.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
Q
RF back in Fallaway
1/4 to R
start turn at end of previous step.
2
Q
Replace weight to LF in PP
1/8 to L

3-5
QaQ
3 small runs fwd passing in front of Man's body, then turn at the very end.
No turn over 3-5
Then 3/8 to L. Then another 3/8 to L
During 3 small runs, Lady's L arm go up, then down like windmill, end on waist.
Man leads to signal continuous turn. Lady does spiral turn, foot wrapped.
6-8
QaQ
3 small runs fwd. At the very end, turn to R to face Man, point RF

LH at waist.

Gold Variation

  • On 5:
    • Man lowers L arm a little more and turns Lady strongly L by rotating his hand to R from wrist until palm is turned outwards, give Lady's R arm a gentle twist.
    • Lady continues to turn an additional 1/2 on RF, allowing LF to cross loosely in front of RF (Spiral action) in Tandem Position in front of Man.
  • On 6-8:
    • Lady may dance a forward lock or 3 small runs forward.
    • at end of 8, Man turns Lady to R to face him by rotating hand slightly L from wrist.
    • Lady turns 1/2 R on LF to end in Open position with LF back.
  • Follow with Chicken Walks, Simple Spin from Open Position or other figures started in open position.
  • Lady normally does a flick (or point) ball change replacing 1-2 of Link.