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Change of Places Left to Right


This figure commences in Closed Position and Gentleman Facing Line of Dance. Gentleman may make 1/4 turn to the right over steps 3-5, then no further turn. Lady makes most of her turn on step 5. When Gentleman makes no turn over steps 6-8 Lady turns an additional 1/8 (3/4 to the left throughout the figurel).


Newcomer: Change of Places Right to Left, Change of Hands Behind Back, Hip Bump

Bronze: American Spin, Stop and Go, Whip Throwaway

Silver: Windmill, Spanish Arms, Rolling off the Arm, Simple Spin, Miami Special

Gold: Shoulder Spin, Chugging, Catapult

Follows if Change of Hands Used:

Newcomer: Link, Change of Hands Behind Back

Bronze: American Spin (from Left to Right Hand Hold), Stop and Go

Silver: Windmill, Spanish Arms, Rolling off the Arm, Simple Spin (when Change of Places Left to Right is ended in Open Counter Promenade Position)

Gold: Stalking Walks, Flicks and Breaks commenced in Open Position

Alternative Method 1 (Newcomer - Gold):

Commenced with Right to Right Hand Hold, Gentleman leads Lady to commence to turn left on step 3, then releases Right Hand Hold. Take Left to Right Hand Hold at the end of the Lady's turn. Use normal follows.

Alternative Method 2 (Newcomer - Gold):

As chart below or as method 1 above, taking the Right to Right Hand Hold at the end of the Lady's turn.



Development - Overturned Change of Places from Left to Right (Gold):

On step 5 Gentleman lowers left arm and turns Lady strongly left by rotating his hand to the right from the wrist until his palm is turned outwards, giving Lady's right arm a slight, gentle twist. Lady continues to turn an additional 1/2 on the right foot allowing left foot to cross loosely in front of right foot (spiral action) in Tandem Position in front of Gentleman.

On steps 6-8 Lady may dance a Forward Lock or three small runs forwards. Towards the end of step 8 Gentleman turns the Lady to the right to face him by rotating his hand slightly left from the wrist (Lady turns 1/2  to the right on her left foot to end in Open Position with left foot back).

Lady normally dances a Flick Ball Change in place of steps 1-2 of the Link.

Follows for Development:

Gold: Chicken Walks, Simple Spin (from Open Position or any figure commenced in Open Position)

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Foot Position

Turn Footwork
1 Q LF back No turn  
    RF back " "  
2 Q Replace weight to RF " "  
    Replace weight to LF " "  
3-5 QaQ Compact Chasse LRL 1/4 to R over 3-5  
    Turning Chasse RLR 1/2 to L over 3-5  
6-8 QaQ Forward Chasse RLR, end in Open Position 1/8 to R between 5 & 6  
    Backward Chasse LRL, end in Open Position 1/8 to L between 5 & 6  


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