Partners are facing same direction, woman to the left and slightly forward of the man. Woman’s hands are held at or above her shoulder level, with her palms facing forward and her fingers pointed up or diagonally up. Man’s left arm is extended behind woman’s upper back or head. Man is holding woman’s left hand with his left hand and her right hand with his right hand, usually with her fingertips between his fingers and thumb. It is typically light hand contact. Hand placements and handholds may be adjusted for partner height differences or personal comfort.