Jive Whip

Whip 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 Closed Position.


  • Q: Cross RF behind LF (Cuban Cross) | 1/4 to R

    • lead lady fwd towards R side

  • Q; LF to side | 1/4 to R btwn 1-2

  • QaQ: RF to side, very small step, to chasse RLR. End in Fallaway Position | 1/8 to R over 3-5


  • Q: LF fwd towards Man's R side | 1/4 to R

  • Q: RF fwd btwn Man's feet, small step | 1/4 to R btwn 1-2

  • QaQ: Side chasse LRL. End in Fallaway position |3/8 to R over 3-5.


  • Amounts of turn: Man: 5/8 is minimum, up to 1 1/8. Most of turn is made on step 1 and 2. (Lady: 7/8 minimum; up to 1 3/8)

  • Double Whip: repeat step 1 and 2.

Preceding Figures

  1. Curly Whip

  2. Fallaway Rock

  3. Link

  4. Walks

Following Figures

  1. Stalking Walks, Flicks and Break

  2. Fallaway Rock

  3. Fallaway Throwaway

  4. Change of Places Right to Left

  5. Walks

  6. Mooch

  7. Reverse Whip

  8. Curly Whip (when Whip ends in Closed Position)