Whip Throwaway

Jive Whip Throwaway

Whip Throwaway 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: Compact chasse RLR. End in open position, almost facing lady | 1/4 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: LF to side and slightly back to chasse LRL. End LF back in open position, almost facing Man. | 1/8 to R over 3-5.


  • Amounts of turn: more turn can be made over 1 and 2.

  • Double Whip Throwaway: repeat step 1 and 2.

Preceding Figures

  1. Curly Whip

  2. Fallaway Rock

  3. Link

  4. Walks

Following Figures

  1. Change of Places Left to Right (Man turn 1/4 R over 3-6, Lady 5/8 L)

  2. Hip Bump (Man turn 1/8 R over 3-5, Lady 1/4 L)