Title: Outside Spin Level: (-) (ISTD); (?) (IDTA) Timing: (SSS) Rotation: Up to 1 Turn to Right
Notes The Outside Spin was originally featured in the Waltz syllabus and has been adapted for use in the Quickstep.The Outside Spin was listed in the Members' Syllabus (Silver) of Alex Moore's Revised Technique up until the 10th Edition of 1994. The Outside Spin is one of ten figures to have been removed from ISTD syllabus.
Citations The Outside Spin is listed in The Quickstep and Basic Principles under 'Figures Common to more than one Dance.' It is unclear whether this makes it a legal figure to compete in IDTA syllabus Quickstep, and if so, at what level it is to be taught.
We could not find the Outside Spin listed in Moore's Popular Variations. In Geoffrey Hearn's A Technique of Advanced Standard Ballroom Figures, the Outside Spin is listed only in the Quick Open Natural & Outside Spin amalgamation.
Video Example 1
Notes -25 shows the Outside Spin after a Back Lock.