American Spin (Bronze)

Commence in Open Position. Right to Right hand hold

Man Foot Position Turn Lead Count
1.2 1.2 of Link LR No turn As 1.2 of Link Q Q
3-5 Close LF near to RF, slightly fwd for compact chasse LRL " Retract R arm to lead Lady fwd. Increase tone in arm on 5, then turn Lady to R releasing hold Q a Q
6-8 Compact chasse RLR. End in Open Position " Regain L to R or R to R hand hold at end of Lady's turn Q a Q

Study Alignment      Commence facing LOD       1 Backing against LOD       2-8 Facing LOD

Lady Foot Position Turn Count
1.2 1.2 of Link RL No turn Q Q
3-5 Fwd chasse RLR, then turn R on RF No turn on 3-5, then 1/2 to R on RF Q a Q
6-8 LF diag back to chasse LRL, to end LF back in Open Position 1/2 to R over 6-8 Q a Q

Study Alignment      1 Backing LOD       2-5 Facing against LOD       6-8 End backing LOD

Note

1 Lady may turn up to 3/4 R on RF on 5, completing the full turn overall over 6 and 7
2 On 5 Lady must respond to tone in Man's arm by matching tone in her R arm and taking her weight well forward to lean against Man's hand

Preceding Figures (R to R hand hold is achieved on previous figure)

Bronze Change of Places R to L - Change of Places L to R - American Spin
Silver Rolling off the Arm with R to R hand hold
Gold Chugging - Catapult

Following Figures when ended with R to R hand hold

Bronze Change of Places L to R with change of hands - American Spin
Silver Rolling off the Arm with R to R hand hold - Miami Special
Gold Shoulder Spin - Chugging - Catapult

Following Figures when ended with L to R hand hold

Bronze Link - Change of Places L to R - Change of Hands Behind Back - Hip Bump - Stop and Go

The American Spin may also be commenced with L to R hand hold

Preceding Figures

Bronze Fallaway Throwaway - Change of Places R to L - Change of Places L to R - Change of Hands Behind Back - Hip Bump - American Spin ended with L to R hand hold - Stop and Go - Whip Throwaway
Silver Spanish Arms - Simple Spin
Gold Shoulder Spin - Chugging - Catapult

Alternative method when commencing with L to R hand hold

Silver Retain hold leading Lady to spin under raised arms on 5. Lower arm at end of Lady's turn