Spring Break

West Coast Swing Spring Break


From Closed Position, variation to Tuck Turn to Open:

  • Closed Position: 1&2: RF/LF/RF triple, Man turns Lady a bit more to her L. Man and Lay may get close to each other at end of 2 to push off for next Spring Break.

  • Lady does Spring break:

    • 3: rotate body to L, take LF back (Lhip back) keeping center in place (feels like throwing L hip back), Lady turns more to about 90 degrees to Man, showing off Lady. Man stays about same place.

    • a: RF replace and then pivot turning to R to return to closed position.

    • 4: back/side.

  • 1 2: rock step

    • Continue with Tuck Turn out.

From Open Position: Syncopated Point and Tap with Sugar Push:

  • 12 3&4 Man will use stronger compression, send Lady a little quicker on 4),

  • &5: LF back, keep on ball of LF, do not lower L heel, just hip goes back, point RF fwd, no weight

  • &6: onto RF, LF taps next to RF. Can repeat, to come out of this:

  • &7: LF back and point RF fwd no weight

  • &8: & - RF fwd slightly to side, turning body to L, 8: LF crosses in front of RF. like Volta.

  • &1: another cross in front before Tuck turn out.


  • Upper body stay pretty stable, not going back and forth with legs.

  • During the whole spring break, keep arms and elbows calm, elbows not moving forward and back, make things less "rattling" for Man.