The second rhythm of Lindy Hop is its six-beat rhythm, used for a variety of spinning, turning and travelling moves. This rhythm, and the moves that go with it, are the parts of Lindy Hop that have most been taken and adapted for other dances that derive from Lindy Hop (for example, Ballroom Jive, Boogie-Woogie and East Coast Swing are all based on this rhythm).
The six-beat rhythm has a rhythm structure that can be summarized as "mirrored even-odd-odd". In more detail:
In the most common version, the dancers perform two steps for the even pairs of beats, and they perform a triple step for the odd pairs of beats. A complete six-beat sequence is then:
Many of the moves that use this rhythm involve a turn or a spin on the final two beats, so it is worth practising a 360° rotation in combination with this footwork. This applies more to followers than leaders, but leaders are not completely immune from the need to spin 360° on the spot using a triple step.