Miami Special

Jive Miami Special

Miami Special is a Silver 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. Right to Right hand hold.


  • QQ: 1,2 of Link LR | No turn

  • QaQ: LF to side to chasse LRL, turning underarm. End LF back and slightly to side. | 5/8 to R over steps 3-5.

    • Raise R hand and circle it strongly counterclockwise over Lady's head. At end of 5, continue to circle R hand strongly over own head. Place R hand on R shoulder. At same time place L hand on Lady's L shoulder blade.

  • QaQ: Side chasse RLR, to end in LSP | 1/8 to R over 6-8

    • Release hold with R hand. Gradually slide L hand along Lady's R arm to take L to R hand hold on step 8.


  • QQ: 1,2 of Link L | No turn

  • QaQ: Chasse turning underarm, RLR | 5/8 to L over steps 3-5

  • QaQ: Side chasse LRL, sliding R hand down Man's L arm until hand contact is gained. End in LSP. | 1/8 to L

Preceding Figures

  1. American Spin

  2. Catapult

  3. Change of Places Left to Right

  4. Change of Places Right to Left

  5. Chugging

  6. Rolling Off the Arm

  7. Shoulder Spin

Following Figures

  1. Hip Bump (normal; or Man turn 1/8 to R over steps 3-5, Lady 1/8 to L)

  2. Link

  3. Change of Places Left to Right (Man turn 1/4 R over steps 3-6, Lady 1/2 to L)