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.
QQ: 1-2 of Fallaway Rock LR | 1/8 to L on 1, No turn on 2
Other Fallaway variations are ok too.
QaQ: LF diag fwd to chasse LRL
turn lady to L over 3-4.
Start to turn lady to R on 5.
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.
QQ: 1-2 of Fallaway Rock RL | 1/4 to R
QaQ: Side Chasse RLR | 1/4 to L over 2-3; Start to turn R on 5.
QaQ: LF diag back to chasse LRL, turning underarm to end LF back in Open Position | 3/4 to R over 5-8.
Variation - Change of hands: 2 options
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.
Man leads lady do a R underarm turn and change to R-to-R hand hold at end of her turn.
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.
Change of Places Left to Right (normal; or with change of hands when Change of Places R to L is danced with change of hands)
American Spin (from L to R hand hold; or when Change of Places R to L is danced with change of hands)
Miami Special (when Change of Places R to L is danced with change of hands)
Shoulder Spin (when Change of Places R to L is danced with change of hands)
Catapult (when Change of Places R to L is danced with change of hands)