How to Do the Swing Dance Tuck Turn with a Free Spin

Learn how to do the tuck turn with a free spin in swing dance from dance champion Robert Royston in this Howcast dance video.

The tuck turn with a free spin as done in East Coast Swing looks like this. Triple step, triple step, rock step, tuck, turn, rock step. So what we’re going to do is take our open basic position. You could do this as well from close, but we’ll take this from the open.

We’re going to go triple step, triple step, from the rock step, rock step, I’m going to lift my left hand just a little bit, kind of opening up the two arms as we take that triple step, dropping my left side a little towards the lady. She drops her right side a little towards me. Triple step, and I’ll actually go ahead and let go of the right. Again from the rock step. Rock step, triple step. From there I’m going to push from that turn. Nicola is going to rotate around to her right. Triple step, and then take the rock step. Rock step.

Again I’m going to go, triple step, triple step, rock step, triple step, triple step, rock step. You can also do this having her pass you. From the rock step. Rock step, I can bring her by my left side, triple step, pushing into the hand then passing, triple step, then taking the rock step, rock step. Cool? And she can do a half turn there. She can do one and a half turns there. As I go rock step, rock step, as she passes she could do a half turn. Or from that tuck she could do one and a half turns, rock step, depending on what she likes to do in that turn. East Coast Swing, tuck turn to a free spin to music. Triple step.

And you have your tuck with a free spin.