Partners are facing same direction, woman to the right and slightly forward of the man.  Partners' left hands are joined in front of the man.  Man's right arm is extended across the woman's back.  Woman's right hand placement is personal choice, and may be placed palm out on her waist or upper right hip [partners' right hands may be joined, if desired], held beside her, extended to the side, used to flare her skirt [see Skirt Skaters], etc.