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Shoulder Spin

Jive Shoulder Spin

Shoulder Spin s a Gold 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

3-5 QaQ Fwd chasse LRL  1/8 to L over steps 3-5 Gradually raise R arm leading Lady towards R side. Circle R hand counterclockwise towards end of step 5.
6-8 QaQ Compact chasse RLR. End in Open CPP 1/4 to L over steps 6-8 Lower R arm across back at waist level
9 Q LF back in Open CPP No turn Same position
10 Q Replace weight to RF in Open CPP No turn Same position
11-13 QaQ LF fwd every small step, to chasse in CPP LRL No turn Retain position, placing L hand on Lady's R shoulder. Towards end of step 13, increase tone in L arm and turn Lady L with pressure through L hand. Immediately release L hand contact to R to R hand hold.
14-16 QaQ Compact chasse RLR. End in Open Position. 1/8 to L over steps 14-16 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 1,2 of Link RL No turn.
3-5 QaQ Fwd chasse RLR to Man's R side, then turn underarm on RF 1/8 to L over steps 3-5, then 3/8 to L on RF
6-8 QaQ Side chasse LRL, end in Open CPP 1/8 to L over steps 6-8
9 Q RF back in Open CPP No turn
10 Q Replace weight to LF in Open CPP No turn
11-13 QaQ RF fwd, very small step, to chasse to CPP RLR, then turn on RF No turn during steps 11-13, then 5/8 to R on RF Step 13: Lady must take her weight well forward to lean against Man's hand on her shoulder.
14-16 QaQ LF diag back to chasse LRL, to end LF back in Open Position. 1/2 to R over steps 14-16.

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