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Windmill

Jive Windmill

Jive Windmill 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 Position, with double hand hold.

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Turn Notes
1.2
QQ 1,2 of Link LR No turn
3-5 QaQ Turn L on RF, then fwd chasse LRL. End in Closed Position. 3/8 to L between steps 2 and 3 Turn commences at end of previous beat.
Extend L arm downwards and to L and R arm upwards and to R. Incline body slightly L. On step 5, rotate L hand slightly R from wrist.
Steps 3-5: arms are extended from the elbows, keeping elbows near to body.
6-8 QaQ RF to side and slightly fwd to chasse RLR, to end RF fwd in Open Position with double hand hold. 1/8 to L between steps 5 and 6 Turn commences at end of previous beat.
Return arms and body to starting position.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn Notes
1.2
QQ 1,2 of Link RL No turn
3-5 QaQ 3 small runs fwd, passing in front of Man's body, then turn to end RF back and slightly side in Closed Position. 1/8 to L over steps 4 and 5, then a further 1/4 to L. Incline body slightly R on steps 3-5.
6-8 QaQ Backward chasse LRL. End in Open Position with double hand hold 1/8 to L between steps 5 and 6. Turn on step 6 starts at end of previous beat. 
Return body to normal position on step 6.

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