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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.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
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.
2
Q Replace weight to RF in Open Position 1/8 to L Regain L to R hand hold at end of Lady's turn.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn Notes
1
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.
2
Q Turn to R on RF, then LF back and slightly side in Open Position 1/2 to R on RF

Notes:
  • .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.)