Basic 6-count Turns

Tuck Turn

  1. Lead initiates a rock step (can be from open or from closed)
  2. Lead pulls his left hand upwards and close to his body; he should “high-five” the follow. This is a tuck
  3. Lead guides the follow through the turn

Tip: the lead can choose any direction or angle to send the follow in a tuck turn. The easiest way to do this is for the lead is, when “tucking,” to point or move his hand in the direction he wants the follow to go. He can then use his right hand to continue guiding the follow.

Side Pass

  1. Lead and follow are in open position; lead initiates a rock step
  2. Lead lifts his hand and steps forward so that he and the follow will pass each other; lead and follow pass by on each other’s right
  3. Triple step & align to face each other

  One thought on “Basic 6-count Turns

  1. 28 June 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Hi Cary! I’m Lada and I’ve been reading your blog from Russia. I’ve found it by pure chance while looking for some lindy hop dance terms and guidance. I like your explanations very much but I seem to have trouble with your drop-down menu – nothing actually “drops down” (I tried using several browsers)…
    So in order to find something regarding your lindy hop lessons I have to try out all kinds of word combinations – mostly in vain (like “basic” or “swingout” or else).

    Is there any other way to navigate through your site? Or maybe there is a list of topics covered in your blogs that you could share with me? I’ll be really grateful 🙂

    • 29 June 2016 at 12:09 am

      Oh, interesting! I purchased a template a while ago, and it seems that template doesn’t support drop-down menus as well. Thanks so much for letting me know!

      Let me see what I can do about this — it might take a few days, so feel free to ping me if you want an update.

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