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Holds Directions Actions Positions

Normal closed hold

Normal open holds

Crossed holds

Facing the line of dance

Facing perpendicular to the line of dance

Change of a hand hold, Change of directions
Cross body lead, Turns, Duck, Check
Copa or 'In and Out', Hand drop, Hand throw
Natural top, Walks
Half hammerlock or Broken arm
Embrace, Arm loop, Sombrero
Arm lock or Arm hook

Arm Lock or Arm Hook

Variations Description Symbol Thumbnail
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Arm lock with the left hand The man hooks the lady's right hand with his left behind his left shoulder.
M → ← L
Arm lock with the right hand The man hooks the lady's left hand with his right behind his right shoulder.
M → ← L
Arm lock with both hands The man hooks both the lady's hands behind his shoulders.
M → ← L

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