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Change of Places Left to Right

Jive Change of Places Left to Right

The Change of Places Left to Right 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
Compact chasse LRL
1/4 to R over 3-5
Raise L hand and start lady to do left turn.
6-8
QaQ
Fwd chasse RLR. End in Open Position
1/8 to R btwn 5-6
lower arm and lead lady back at end of her turn.

Follower

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

3-5
QaQ
turning chasse underarm RLR
1/2 L over 3-5
Lady makes the most turn on step 5
6-8
QaQ
bwd chasse LRL, end in Open Position
1/8 to L btwn 5-6
If man doesn't turn over 6-8, lady can do extra 1/8 to L.

Notes:
  • Variation - Change of hands: 2 options
    1. Start with R-to-R hand hold. Man leads lady to start turn L on step 3, then release R hand hold. Take L to R hand hold at the end of lady's turn.
    2. Same as table above or option 1, except that at the end, take R-to-R hand hold.
  • Development: Overturned Change of Places from Left to Right
    • On 5:
      • Many lowers L arm and turns lady strongly L by rotating his hand to R from wrist until palm is turned outwards, giving lady's R arm a gental twist.
      • Lady continues to turn an extra 1/2 on RF allowing LF to cross loosely in front of RF (Spiral action) in Tandem position in front of Man.
    • On 6-8:
      • Lady may dance a forward lock or 3 small runs fwd.
      • At end of 8, Man turns lady to R to face him by rotating his hand slightly L from wrist.
      • Lady turns 1/4 R on LF to end in open position with LF abck.
    • Follow with Chicken Walks, Siple spin from open position or other figures starting in open position. (Lady normally does a flick or oint ball change in place of 1-2 of Link.