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Link

Jive Link

Link 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 Open Position.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
Q
LF back
--

2
Q
Replace weight to RF
--
slightly retract L arm
3-5
QaQ
Fwd chasse LRL. End in Closed Position
--
gradually return to normal position
6-8
QaQ
Side Chasse RLR
--


Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
Q
RF back
--

2
Q
Replace weight to LF
--

3-5
QaQ
Fwd Chasse RLR. End in Closed Position
--

6-8
QaQ
Side Chasse LRL
--


Notes:
  • Step 1 and 2 can be repeated, known as Double Link.
  • When preceding Whip or Whip Throwaway: dance 1-5 of Link, turn 1/4 R over 3-5 (Man's step 5 is diag fwd to end LF side and slightly fwd)
  • Variations for step 1 and 2:
    • Flick (or point) Ball change: (Lady does natural opposite)
      • Q: Flick LF forward from knee, slightly off floor, OR, point LF forward without weight on outside edge of toe
      • a: LF back with part weight, small step (Toe)
      • Q: Replace weight to RF
    • Hesitation (Normally only done by Lady)
      • Q: Hold position with weight on LF
      • a: Close RF to LF, OR, replace weight forward to RF
      • Q: LF forward