(Spotter will be to the left of leader where the flyer will land after lift 2)
rock step, prep, lift1, lift2
From closed position with standard hand holds, base is stationary as he leads the flyer into a rock step
Prep - Flyer brings both feet together and jumps
Lift 1 - She lands on onto base's right
thigh, her ankles almost up to his waist, her shins on his thigh. He
holds left hand low, palm to palm. Flyer keeps right arm straight and
Lift 2 - Base brings flyer from his right side towards his left. He brings left hand higher, though keeping it under the flyer at all times. He lifts up. Her momentum will naturally send her out. His right hand will release her. Throwing her out (as opposed to up) will not help give you enough air for dramatic effect.
The flyer uses legs and both arms to
push up but will use her right arm more than left. It is critical
that she keep her right arm straight and underneath her. No noodle
arms! She lands with weight forward, not back, lest her momentum
bring both dancers off balance. The flyer should land on her feet in
this order - toe, ball, heel - and keep the landing quiet and soft
which will be easier on her knees.
Style - By keeping her knees tucked underneath, the flyer gives the illusion of having achieved greater height. After lift 2, both hold the landing pose a few beats with respective free hands raised in the air. Both can do Big Apple moves (Crazy Legs, Tick Tock or Mess Around) until they and the music are ready for a swing out.