Swing Discussion Boards > Seeking name of a move I saw

Discussion in 'Swing Discussion Boards' started by Swing Learner, May 3, 2017.

  1. Swing Learner

    Swing Learner Member

    At a dance last night I saw a couple do this fairly simple move:

    From Open Position, the couple separated (I didn't see what the lead was) and the Leader did a Right Turn while the Follower did a Left Turn, ending in Open Position.

    Did I describe that well enough that you more experienced dancers know what move I saw?

    Thanks in advance for any enlightenment.
  2. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    When you say "open", were they holding hands? Before the turn? during the turn? Did they change places? or turn on the spot?
  3. Swing Learner

    Swing Learner Member

    DanceMentor, they were holding hands before the turn, but during the turn they were not connected at all.

    They did not change places; they turned on the spot.

    Thanks for being patient with my lousy description.
    Last edited: May 3, 2017
  4. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    Like a back to back turn?
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  5. Swing Learner

    Swing Learner Member

    twnkltoz, thanks for the hint.

    I googled, found a 'back to back turn' on youtube (
    ), and that is indeed a variant of what I was trying (poorly, I admit) to describe.

    Thank you so much!
  6. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    Glad I could help!
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  7. RainyDay13

    RainyDay13 New Member

    Sounds like you were describing a free spin. Both lead and follow do a turn and then connect back in open position. You can stylize with a clap halfway through the turn or other variations.
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  8. Swing Learner

    Swing Learner Member

    RainyDay13, thank you for the reply. Yes, your description matches what I saw.

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