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Toe Heel Swivels

Jive Toe Heel Swivels

Jive Toe Heel Swivels is 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, double hand hold.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1, 2
Q Q 1,2 of Link LR No turn Previous figure ends in Open Position a little bit closer than usual.
Increase tone in arms.
3 Q Swivel to R on RF to CPP and place LF close to RF on toe, without weight 1/8 to R on RF Keep tone in arm
4 Q Swivel to L on RF to PP and place LF diag fwd on heel, without weight 1/4 to L on RF Keep tone
5 Q Swivel to R on RF and LF fwd an across in CPP 1/4 to R on RF Weight change, keep tone in arms
6 Q Swivel to L on LF to PP and place RF close to LF on toe, without weight 1/4 to L on LF Keep tone
7 Q Swivel to R on LF to CPP and place RF diag fwd on heel, without weight 1/4 to R on LF Keep tone
8 Q Swivel to L on LF and RF fwd and across in PP 1/4 to L on LF Weight change. Keep tone in arms.
Steps 3-8 may be repeated.
Steps 3-8: upper body and arms are held as still as possible, arms toned.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn Notes
1, 2
Q Q 1,2 of Link RL No turn
3 Q Swivel to L on LF to CPP and place RF closed to LF on toe, without weight 1/8 to L on LF Lady accept leads - match Man's tone in arms through steps 3-8.
4 Q Swivel to R on LF to PP and place RF diag fwd on heel, without weight 1/4 to R on LF
5 Q Swivel to L on LF and RF fwd and across in CPP 1/4 to L on LF
6 Q Swivel to R on RF to PP and place LF close to RF on toe, without weight 1/4 to R on RF
7 Q Swivel to L on RF to CPP and place LF diag fwd on heel, without weight 1/4 to L on RF
8 Q Swivel to R on RF and LF fwd and across in PP 1/4 to R on RF Steps 3-8: upper body and arms are held as still as possible, arms toned.

Notes:
  • .The turn on the swiveling foot may be a little less than specified turn above.
  • Alternative timing for swivels steps 3-8: QQS QQS
  • Combination timing (repeating 3-8 once)  from step 1: QQ QQS QQS QQQ QQQ
  • "Break" follow:
    • Q: Hold the position from step 8 for an extra 3/4 beat - Man weight on RF, Lady LF
    • a: Replace part weight to LF (Lady RF) in PP (BAll of foot) 1/4 beat
    • Q: Replace weight to RF (Lady LF) in PP (ball, flat) 1 beat
    • Then, follow step 3-8 of Fallaway Throwaway of Change of Places R to L.