This is a Head Loop Variation where the leader and follower are side-by-side and the leader pushes off the follower to launch her to an extended open position.
- Get into Open Facing RR. A good way to do this is with the Belt Loop, catching with the right hand at the end.
- Do a double outside turn, as the follow is completing the second spin, turn yourself clockwise (right) 90-degrees so you end up side-by-side with your partner with her arm across your neck. Tuck your inside hand (left) to her hip.
- With your left hand, push off on the follow’s hip, and let go with your right hand.
- Trace down the follow’s arm to catch her right hand with your left hand.
- Lift your left arm and step left to do an inside turn.
- This is a good recovery move if you lose contact of one hand in any cross-handed move.
- This move is also useful for getting out of a cross-handed position.
- A simpler variation: omit the double outside turn, and simply step in, under your right arm. This works best with slow music.
- This can also be done at a 90-degree angle to the follow with less of a push off, more of a slide off. Again, this is better with slow music.