This is actually a build-up from the Gypsy Meltdown Twirl flourish we showed you a few weeks ago; however, its nature means that you need to be careful of any shoulder/neck injuries your follow might have and possibly even give your partner a heads-up (or, more aptly, a "heads-down") the first couple of times you do it, until you've built the muscle memory of how the lead is "supposed" to feel. The trick is to get the right spot on the follow's shoulder to get the lead's forearm to clear the follow's head.
This weekend in DC (Saturday night) is the "Prom Sonic" Contra Sonic techno contra installation in the Spanish Ballroom Annex, spun by dJ improper and called by Anna Rain. (As a note to those CS readers from DC and the surrounding communities, the Contra Sonic series has moved from third Tuesdays to third Saturdays after this weekend, at least through the end of 2012.) Hope to see some of you there!
P.S. For anyone interested, I wanted to share a bit of a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Friday Flourishes: this week when Steve and I went to shoot with our usual camera-and-tripod setup, we discovered that we apparently forgot to recharge the batteries on the camera....both the battery inside it, and the backup. Whoops. Fortunately, Steve has a camera that can take video: