Left Side Pass

West Coast Swing Left Side Pass

This pattern is danced in open facing position.

Leader

  • 1: LF hook behind RF | turning L, total 1/2 L btwn step 1-5

    • Use L arm tone to lead lady to pass him.

    • Rotate head to left.

    • Get out of the slot.

  • 2: RF to side | turning L

  • 3: LF rock back | turning L

    • Footwork is like Throwout.

    • Variation: do touch step for count 34.

  • &: replace weight on to RF | turning L

  • 4: LF forward | finishing turning

  • 5&6: Chasse in place RLR

Follower

  • 1: RF forward

    • Lady does the same footwork as Underarm Turn.

    • This time, step toward Man's left side.

  • 2: LF forward

  • 3: RF forward | start turning L

    • "Swing shift" the weight, could do a ball of foot lead

    • Benji Schwimmer prefers smooth movement (no turning head sharply)

    • Start turning here, head looking to partner.

  • a: LF cross in front of RF | turning L

  • 4: RF side and back | finish 1/2 turn

  • 5&6: Chasse in place LRL