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Change of Hands Behind Back

Jive Change of Hands Behind Back

Change of Hands Behind Back is a Newcomer Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, movement, a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figure, techniques and practice routines that include it.

Start in Open Position.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1-2
QQ
1-2 of Link LR
no turn

3-5
QaQ
Fwd chasse LRL, towards lady's R side
1/8 L over 3-5
put R hand over lady's R hand on 3, leading lady towards R side.
Release L hand hold on 5.
6-8
QaQ
Turning chasse RLR, to end RF back in Open Position
3/8 L over 6-8
take both hands behind back on 6. Keep hands below waist level when behind back.
put lady's R hand into L hand behind back on 7.
release R hand hold and extend L arm fwd to normal open position on 8.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1-2
QQ
1-2 of Link RL
no turn

3-5
QaQ
Fwd chasse RLR, towards Man's R side
1/8 to R over 3-5

6-8
QaQ
Turning chasse LRL, to end LF back in Open Position
3/8 to R over 6-8


Notes:
  • Variation: use of hands:
    • 5: place lady's RH on R side of waist.
    • 6: release L to R hand hold, allowing lady's R hand to trail around waist.
    • catch L to R hand hold at the end of turn.