California Twirl
DEFINITION:
Partners join hands (man's right with lady's left) and raise them to form an arch. The lady walks forward and under their joined hands making a one half left-faced turn while the man walks around the lady in a clockwise direction on half. Dancers have exchanged places and are both facing in the opposite direction from which they started.

STARTING FORMATION:
Normal couple (man and lady)

TIMING:
4 steps.

STYLE:
Men and ladies use loose hand grip. Outside hands in natural position. It is important that the man does not "wind" the lady. Man's hand should be used to stabilize as the lady provides her own momentum. It is also important that the man's hand remain well above the lady's head. Hands should be adjusted to normal couple handholds after completion of the move.