A more advanced technique for this move is for the leader to turn his body towards the follower while she is spinning. The advantage of this technique is that he doesn't have to break his frame while leading the spins. It is thus easier for him to execute the spin lead, the lead is less forceful, more stable for the follower and just plain easier to follow. The disadvantage is that the leader has a much more complicated foot pattern and body position to learn. He has to move in one direction while his body is facing another. And he has to use third and fifth foot position steps, with some foot crossings rather that just walking forward. (It's similar to that closed grapevine move but with the follower spinning.) This is often too much for a beginner, but the good competitors use this technique because once you learn the footwork and body position, it is much easier to execute and has good presentation.
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