Jive Link

Link 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 Open Position.


  • Q: LF back

  • Q: Replace weight to RF

    • slightly retract L arm

  • QaQ: Fwd chasse LRL. End in Closed Position

    • gradually return to normal position

  • QaQ: Side Chasse RLR


  • Q: RF back

  • Q: Replace weight to LF

  • QaQ: Fwd Chasse RLR. End in Closed Position

  • QaQ: Side Chasse LRL


  • Step 1 and 2 can be repeated, known as Double Link.

  • When preceding Whip or Whip Throwaway: dance 1-5 of Link, turn 1/4 R over 3-5 (Man's step 5 is diag fwd to end LF side and slightly fwd)

  • Variations for step 1 and 2:

    • Flick (or point) Ball change: (Lady does natural opposite)

      • Q: Flick LF forward from knee, slightly off floor, OR, point LF forward without weight on outside edge of toe

      • a: LF back with part weight, small step (Toe)

      • Q: Replace weight to RF

    • Hesitation (Normally only done by Lady)

      • Q: Hold position with weight on LF

      • a: Close RF to LF, OR, replace weight forward to RF

      • Q: LF forward

Preceding Figures

  1. American Spin

  2. Catapult

  3. Change of Hands Behind Back

  4. Change of Places Left to Right

  5. Change of Places Right to Left

  6. Chugging

  7. Fallaway Throwaway

  8. Hip Bump

  9. Miami Special

  10. Shoulder Spin

  11. Simple Spin

  12. Spanish Arms

  13. Stop and Go

  14. Windmill

Following Figures

  1. Basic In Place

  2. Fallaway Rock

  3. Fallaway Throwaway

  4. Change of Places Right to Left

  5. Walks

  6. Mooch

  7. Whip (after 1-5)

  8. Whip Throwaway (after 1-5)

  9. Reverse Whip

  10. Stalking Walks, Flicks and Break