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Simple Spin

Jive Simple Spin

Simple Spin 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 CPP, Left to Right hand hold.


Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
Q Close LF to RF 1/8 to L Chasse on step 6-8 of preceding Change of Places L to R is danced to side, to end diagonally forward in Open CPP.Turn the normal 1/8 to R, taking the L hand down and across body to lead Lady to overturn.

Lower L hand to turn Lady to R then immediately release hold.
Q Replace weight to RF in Open Position 1/8 to L Regain L to R hand hold at end of Lady's turn.


Step Timing Movement 
Turn Notes
Q Turn to R on LF, then RF fwd, small step 1/2 to R on LF Turn is started at end of previous beat.
The chasse on steps 6-8 of preceding  Change of Places L to R is danced to side, to end diagonally forward in Open CPP, turn 3/8 to L.
Q Turn to R on RF, then LF back and slightly side in Open Position 1/2 to R on RF

  • .Variation - dance an overturned Fallaway Throwaway or overturned  Change of Places L to R , ending in Tandem Position.
    • Man: No turn on the Simple Spin. At end of preceding step, Man turns Lady to R to face him by rotating hand slightly L from wrist, retracting L arm to lead Lady fwd, immediately turning her strongly R and releasing L to R hand hold.
    • Lady: Turn 1/2 to R on LF at end of preceding step.
      • 1 (Q): RF fwd, small step and turn strongly R on RF
      • 2 (Q): Continue to turn to R on RF, and LF back and slightly side in Open Position. (1 complete turn over 2 steps.)