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.
QQ: 1-2 of Link LR | no turn
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.
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.
QQ: 1-2 of Link RL | no turn
QaQ: Fwd chasse RLR, towards Man's R side | 1/8 to R over 3-5
QaQ: Turning chasse LRL, to end LF back in Open Position | 3/8 to R over 6-8
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.