From Rob Wilson:

Death Drop:
spotter kneeling to left of lifter.
Leader holds with left palm down

hold is left to right, right to left
Leader left, follower right, hold wrist
Bring in to cuddle position

bodies at right angles

Follower's feet stay nearly in position
Follower leans across "belly to belly"

check in with each other, make eye contact
Leaders left and followers right hands go over follower's head
Follower unwinds, ends up with both arms stright

(spotter kneels to left of base, ready to catch flyer’s head if necessary)

Rock step, triple step, rock step, prep, dip

Hand hold - Leader holds with left palm down, hold is left to right, right to left. Leader left, follower right, holding each other’s wrists

Rock step - Both do a rock step.

Triple step, lead brings follower in to cuddle position keeping bodies at right angles.

Rock step - follow will return to the place of origin, staying close to the lead

Prep - During the count where one would normally do a triple step, leader brings the follow close and rotates her so that she is leaning forward as far as she can in his ams. She has not moved her feet. Her head is toward her left so both parties can check in. If neither person is stable, abort the move at this point.

Dip – Leader’s left and followers right hands go over follower's head. He shrugs. Follower unwinds and drops toward the ground. Follower needs to keep body straight as a board once the move is started. Follower’s feet must be stationary from the time of she is led to lean forward (in order to check in) to the time to when the move is completed. Her feet serve as anchor point. IE, she cannot allow her body to slide. Follower will maintain slight bend in the arms – which prevents injury to shoulders and arms. Follow can look up at partner or out to audience.

Style - Lead will want to give the impression that he is suddenly “throwing” the follower to the floor. To maximize drama, make the “shrug” as quickly as possible once it is established that both partners are comfortable with this move.

Exit is easiest if follow is brought up and rotated simultaneously. Swing out is very easy immediately afterwards Larry Colen
Copyright (C) 2001 Larry Colen
Most recently modified by lrc at Mon Aug 13 02:03:29 PDT 2001