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Change of Places Right to Left

Jive Change of Places Right to Left

The Change of Places Right to Left 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 Closed Position.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1-2
QQ
1-2 of Fallaway Rock LR
1/8 to L on 1, No turn on 2
Other Fallaway variations are ok too.
3-5
QaQ
LF diag fwd to chasse LRL

turn lady to L over 3-4.
Start to turn lady to R on 5.
6-8
QaQ
Fwd chasse RLR. End in Open Position
1/8 to L btwn 5-6
Turn starts at end of previous step.
Raise R arm and have lady do her underarm turn.
Lower L arm and lead lady back at the end of her turn.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1-2
QQ
1-2 of Fallaway Rock RL
1/4 to R

3-5
QaQ
Side Chasse RLR
1/4 to L over 2-3; Start to turn R on 5.

6-8
QaQ
LF diag back to chasse LRL, turning underarm to end LF back in Open Position
3/4 to R over 5-8.


Notes:
  • Variation - Change of hands: 2 options
    1. lead lady with RH to turn R on 5, release R hand hold. Catch R-to-R hand hold at end of lady's turn.
    2. Man leads lady do a R underarm turn and change to R-to-R hand hold at end of her turn.
  • Development:
    • Man leads the lady to increase her speed on step 5, Man keeping his arm raised until step 8.
    • Lady spin about 1 1/8 R on RF toward end of 5, then continue to turn amother 5/8 to R over 6-8 to end LF back in open position.