I did that, back when I did C&W. Fun!!! I only had maybe 1 partner I did that with, the only one I trusted enough to fling me around. LOL This was also pre-babies, and I was in better shape (read: about 25 lbs lighter)then. :lol:
Actually, in C&W dancing . . . the first time that I saw this move was in a C&W dance called the Aggie-Swing - where the girls arms get disjointed from the rest of their body! The move comes out of a "pretzel," where the arms are crossed (see photo), and the girl does a dip on her own, but to the floor, with the guy holding her from going "splat." He kinda helps to let her down that low . . .
where the girls arms get disjointed from the rest of their body! The move comes out of a "pretzel," where the arms are crossed (see photo), and the girl does a dip on her own, but to the floor, with the guy holding her from going "splat." He kinda helps to let her down that low . . .
Since this post started I began doing that move at the end of my pretzels with my gf.
The pretzel we do ends with me bending over and doing a 360 to untangle our arms, so then I just let go of my left hand and do another 360 (not as bent over) and we regrip my left hand with hers, crossed, and as soon as I stand straight up she falls.
When we do it smoothly it's a real surprise for anyone watching. Plus it's fun for us any way.
To get up I pull her up and make a counterclockwise motion with my hands so that she spins up with a 360. 8)
Also, guys: if you stick your foot out a little she can rest on it, litteraly laying on it as you suspend her. :wink:
This has grown to a big discussion. And it's pretty long ago that i once asked. But since it's still on:
someone mentioned to start that out of the pretzel. because there are crosse arms. i never have crossed arms when i do the pretzel, nor when i do the death drop.
i was used to start this move turning her, that she is standing next to you, facing the same direction, than you do a slight change in holding her hand. lead leans left, and she with him, back, and than you bring her down. and pull her up again.
since i don't dance such a lot of ECS/Jitterbug anymore, - can anyone tell me - is there a good way to get into that one from the lindy? or charleston (sidebyside or tandem).
You're definitely far enough to do this one. It's really easy. Put your partner (if you're the follow), should be a partner you trust! And he should be at least a little strong.
But in the end: It looks way tougher than it actually is.
Have fun with it!
I've done the death drop only in ECS till now - but I'm searching as said above for a way to handle it in Lindy hop. - Anyone an idea?