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Whip

Jive Whip

Whip 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 Closed Position.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
Q
Cross RF behind LF (Cuban Cross)
1/4 to R
lead lady fwd towards R side
2
Q
LF to side
1/4 to R btwn 1-2

3-5
QaQ
RF to side, very small step, to chasse RLR. End in Fallaway Position
1/8 to R over 3-5


Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
Q
LF fwd towards Man's R side
1/4 to R

2
Q
RF fwd btwn Man's feet, small step
1/4 to R btwn 1-2

3-5
QaQ
Side chasse LRL. End in Fallaway position
3/8 to R over 3-5.


Notes:
  • Amounts of turn: Man: 5/8 is minimum, up to 1 1/8. Most of turn is made on step 1 and 2. (Lady: 7/8 minimum; up to 1 3/8)
  • Double Whip: repeat step 1 and 2.