Jive Curly Whip
Curly Whip is a Gold 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: LF fwd | No turn
Lower and extend L arm fwd.
Option: Man can turn slightly R on step 1, leading Lady to turn R. (Lady 1/4 to R to a 90 degree angle to Man on his R side.)
Q: Replace weight to RF | Start to turn R
Start to raise L arm
Option: Man turns Lady more strongly L over steps 2-5 (Lady turns 3/4 to L.)
QaQ: Side chasse LRL. End in Closed Position. | 1/2 to R over steps 2-5
Raise L arm and circle hand in an counter-clockwise direction. Loosen R hand hold on Lady's back for Lady to turn within circle of arm. Regain normal hold at end of Lady's turn.
Q: RF back | No turn
Q: Replace weight to LF | Start to turn L
QaQ: Compact chasse RLR underarm | 1/2 to L over steps 2-5.