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Miami Special

Jive Miami Special

Miami Special is a Silver 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. Right to Right hand hold.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1 2
QQ 1,2 of Link LR No turn
3-5 QaQ LF to side to chasse LRL, turning underarm. End LF back and slightly to side. 5/8 to R over steps 3-5. Raise R hand and circle it strongly counterclockwise over Lady's head. At end of 5, continue to circle R hand strongly over own head. Place R hand on R shoulder. At same time place L hand on Lady's L shoulder blade.
6-8
QaQ Side chasse RLR, to end in LSP 1/8 to R over 6-8 Release hold with R hand. Gradually slide L hand along Lady's R arm to take L to R hand hold on step 8.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn Notes
1 2
QQ 1,2 of Link L No turn
3-5 QaQ Chasse turning underarm, RLR 5/8 to L over steps 3-5
6-8
QaQ Side chasse LRL, sliding R hand down Man's L arm until hand contact is gained. End in LSP. 1/8 to L

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