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Stop and Go

Jive Stop and Go

Stop and Go is a Bronze 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
1-2
QQ
1-2 of Link LR
no turn

3-5
QaQ
Fwd chasse LRL, end in RSP

raise LH and circle it counter clockwise.
On 5: place R hand on Lady's back to check her turn.
Lower L arm.
6
Q
RF fwd in RSP. Toe turned out

Lead lady back with L hand
7
Q
Replace weight to LF in RSP

Lead lady fwd with R hand
8-10
QaQ
Very small bwd chasse RLR. end in Open Position.

raise LH and circle it clockwise, releasing R hand contact.
lower arm and  lead lady back at the end of her turn.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1-2
QQ
1-2 of Link RL
no turn

3-5
QaQ
RF fwd to chasse RLR turning underarm to end RF back in RSP
1/2 to L over 3-5
going to Man's R side
6
Q
LF back in RSP
no turn
L arm straight up.
7
Q
Replace weight to RF in RSP
--
L arm in and then to side.
8-10
QaQ
LF fwd to chasse LRL turning underarm, to end LF back in open position.
1-2 to R over 8-10


Notes:
  • It could be danced without hold during lady's turns.
    • Man will lead lady strongly with L hand to turn L on 3, immediately releasing hold, placing R hand on her back to check her turn on 5.
    • Man will lead her strongly with RH to turn R on 8, immediately releasing R hand contact, regaining L to R hand hold at the end of her turn.