Rumba Rope Spinning
Rope Spinning is a Silver Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the different variation of the dance steps, including timing, and 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.
Rope Spinning is commenced during the last step of the preceding figure. Man leads Lady to turn sharply R under raised L arm, inclining and turning his body slightly R, releasing R hand hold. Lady does Spiral, a complete turn to R on LF with foot flat (T of RF), body turning less, ending on Man's side facing opposite way. That's the Spiral Turn part. Man can keep his hand lightly in contact with Lady's back. What shows below is what follows the Spiral Turn.
2: LF to side | continue to turn body to R
Circle L hand clockwise over head over step 1 and 2
3: Transfer weight to RF | Turn body slightly to L
4 1: Close LF to RF in LSP | Continue to turn body to normal position
L hand to L side. Gradually lower to waist level
2: RF back | No turn
Continue to circle L hand clockwise over step 4 and 5. Incline body slightly L
3: Transfer weight to LF | --
return body to normal position.
4 1: Close RF to LF in Closed Position | --
Take required hold at end of this step.
2 3 4 1: Three walks fwd circling R behind Man's back RLR. End in LSP | 1/2 to R over step 1-3
2 3 4 1: Three walks fwd still circling R, LRL. End in Closed Position | 1/2 to R over step 4-6
Alternative finishing positions:
Man and Lady end to side
Man and lady end diagonally fwd in Open CPP
Man 1/8 R on step 6.
Lady 7/8 to R over step 1 to 6.
Lady end fwd toward Man's R side
Man turns body slightly R on step 6 to lead Lady towards his R side.
Lady LF fwd in line with RF.
Man and Lady fwd towards partner's R side
Man RF fwd in line with LF towards Lady's R side.
Lady LF fwd in line with RF
R Shadow Position
Man RF fwd in line with LF towards Lady's R side, and continues to turn her R.
Lady ends LF back having made 1/2 turn R on LF during preceding beat.
Adopt R shadow Hold.
Hand To Hand RSP (both stepping to side; or When Man and Lady end to side)
Opening Out To Right And Left (Lady end Rope Spinning LF to side)
Side Step To Left commenced with LF (When Man and Lady end to side)
Side Step To Right commenced with LF (When Man and Lady end to side)
Cuban Rock LF (When Man and Lady end to side)
Syncopated Cuban Rock LF (When Man and Lady end to side)
New York LSP (When ending in Open CPP)
Spot or Switch Turn To R (Lady to L) (When ending in Open CPP)
Underarm Turn To L (When ending in Open CPP)
Natural Opening Out Movement (When Lady ends fwd to Man's Right side)
Closed Hip Twist (When Lady ends fwd to Man's Right side)
Spiral (When Lady ends fwd to Man's Right side)
Rope Spinning (When Lady ends fwd to Man's Right side)
Advanced Hip Twists (When Man and Lady fwd toward partner's R side)
Continuous Hip Twists (When Man and Lady fwd toward partner's R side)
Circular Hip Twists (When Man and Lady fwd toward partner's R side)
Progressive Walks Forward in Right Shadow Position (When ending in R Shadow Position)
Sliding Doors (When ending in R Shadow Position, follow with 7-12 of Sliding Doors.)