Jive American Spin
American Spin 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. R to R hand hold.
QQ: 1-2 of Link LR | no turn
QaQ: close LF near RF, slightly fwd for compact chasse LRL
retract R arm to lead lady fwd.
increase tone in arm on 5, then turn lady to R, release hold
QaQ: compact chasse RLR. End in open position
regain L to R or R to R hand hold at end of lady's turn.
QQ: 1-2 of Link RL | no turn
QaQ: fwd chasse RLR, then turn R on RF
no turn on 3-5, then 1/2 to R on RF
Lady may turn up to 3/4 R on RF on 5, completing turn over 6-7.
Lady should respond tone in Man's arm by increasing her tone in her R arm, taking her weight well forward to lean against Man's hand.
QaQ: LF diag back to chasse LRL, to end LF back in open position | 1/4 to R over 6-8.
Start in L to R hand hold.
Retain hold and lead lady to spin under raise arm on 5. Lower at end of lady's turn.
Change of Places Left to Right (with change of hands; or when American Spin ends with L to R hand hold)
Rolling Off the Arm (with R to R hand hold)
Link (when American Spin ends with L to R hand hold)
Change of Hands Behind Back (when American Spin ends with L to R hand hold)
Hip Bump (when American Spin ends with L to R hand hold)
Stop and Go (when American Spin ends with L to R hand hold)