On 7/10/2018 9:03 AM, John Sweeney via Callers wrote:
I agree with Colin that it is much more satisfying if you start the move
with your arm around the person you just swung and go forward together.
I see that Larry specified that the woman is drawn to the men's side,
and for that shoulder-waist hold is great.
Nowadays I encounter choreographies where the gent is drawn to the
ladies' side, and for that the gent's arm being at the lady's shoulder
is a problem (because the just-swung lady is now trying to draw back the
other ent and the just-swung gent's arm is in the way). It's not a
*big* problem, but it adds more friction to the move.