Type Aerial, Flip
Level Advanced 7
Other Names Basic Flip
Comes From Open Position, Cuddle
Leads To Open Position, Airplane, Texas Star


Looking to learn flips in Country Swing? This is the easiest to learn and incorporate into your dancing. It will come in handy with some more advanced moves later too!

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Type Turn
Level Intermediate 6
Other Names
Comes From Tabletop, Double Lasso, Crossed Arm Slide, Low Shadow Position, Cross-Handed Open Position,
Leads To Open Position, Double Lasso, Cross-Handed Open Position, Break Up, Back Lean, Low Shadow Position, Tabletop,


The follower goes through the leader’s arms and behind his back to the other side. A classic two step move that can add some serious style to your dancing. It’s the cousin of the Tabletop and works well in combos.

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Ravioli Twist

Type Combo
Level Intermediate 6
Other Names Ravioli Shimmy
Comes From Double Lasso, Cross-Handed Open Position, Hand Change
Leads To Inside Turn, Open Facing R-to-R, Bow and Arrow,


The Ravioli is a weird move on its own, but look what it you can do with it! In this combo, the leader wraps the follower’s arms over like a straight jacket, then rotates her so the opposite hand is on top. After that, the follower twists down to the floor.

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The Arizona Winter

Type Combo
Level Intermediate 6
Comes From Inside Turn
Leads To Open Position


A true AZ original. My friend Adam invented this combo in the Winter of 2018. He named it the Arizona Winter because of its resemblance to our weather: “This year winter couldn’t decide if it wanted to stay or go. So it keeps leaving and coming back, just like this move.” It combines elements of the Belt Loop, Tabletop, The Lean and Bow & Arrow.

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Suicide Dip

Type    Dip
Level     Level 6 Intermediate
Other Names  The Spin Drop, Death Drop, Chainsaw
Comes From    Triple Hip Combo, Cuddle, Spin Out
Leads To    Inside Turn (with opposite hand)


The Suicide Dip is a “Dip and Drop” move where the leader leans the support at a steep angle facing toward the floor and supported by her own arms, then flips her around so she is hanging from his arms.

Dips like these are quite showy, and can be fun. Be sure your partner is up for it by asking before you perform this with them!

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Fall For Me Dip

Type    Dip
Level     Level 6 Intermediate
Other Names   Slow Dip, Sexy Dip, Back Bend Dip
Comes From    Spinneroo, The Chase, Cross-Handed Open Position,
Leads To    Open Position, Sway Step, Basic Step


In this dip, the leader and follower are face-to-face and pelvis-to-pelvis. The leader holds the follower by the waist and the follower bends back. This is a very sexy move. If you’re leading this, be sure your partner is comfortable being super close to you, and is comfortable with a back bend.

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Type    Turn
Level    Level 6 Intermediate
Other Names   Double Chicken Wing
Comes From    Cross-Handed Open PositionCrossed Arm Slide, Belt Loop (end with Cross-Hand Grip), Sliding DoorSliding Door Dip, Tunnel 
Leads To    Cross-Handed Open PositionBreak Up, Fall For Me Dip, Toss Away Spin, Tunnel 


The Tabletop is a cross-handed move where the lead bends from the waist to sweep his arm across his back, then leads the follower to do the same.

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