Basic In Place

Jive Basic In Place

The Basic In Place is a Newcomer 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.


  • Q: Close LF to RF

  • Q: Replace weight to RF

  • QaQ: Side Chasse LRL

  • QaQ: Side Chasse RLR


  • Q: Close RF to LF

  • Q: Replace weight to LF

  • QaQ: Side Chasse RLR

  • QaQ: Side Chasse LRL

Notes: This is a practice step to develop rhythm and action.

Preceding Figures

  1. Basic In Place

  2. Fallaway Rock

  3. Link

  4. Mooch

  5. Reverse Whip

Following Figures

  1. Basic In Place

  2. Fallaway Rock

  3. Fallaway Throwaway

  4. Change of Places Right to Left

  5. Walks

  6. Mooch

  7. Reverse Whip

  8. Stalking Walks, Flicks and Break (Stalking Walks)