5h. Behind the back hand switch/Side by Side Combo

Be careful not to pull on a lady's arm. The gent should gently maneuver her arm behind her and allow her to turn around to face him. As the lady's arm is led behind her, it should swing low below her waist. Otherwise, she may be injured. Ten per cent of the follower's will instinctively resist having their arms put behind their backs, and the leader's should let it go at that point, both the move and the arm.

After the behind the back hand switch, the key to this move is the offering of the gent's left hand so that the lady knows "He wants me to take his hand". If the gentleman does not offer his left hand, the lady will not know to take it.

Gent offers left hand,
Lady then knows "He
wants me to take his hand"

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