My approach to this figure combination is to plan ahead with partner
that we will end the eighth bar of STC passing right shoulders to end
just past each other, but not back to back. Then on the first beat of
bar one of DT, we move to our own right to get back to back. Agreeing
to do this means that we both do the same thing, so that it looks
This approach has some advantages. It leaves the normal phrasing of
STC intact. If you are athletic and lucky enough to have a supportive
second corner, so that you have a little extra time, you can curve
your approach to DT position so that as you pass right shoulders with
your partner you will end up almost back to back. If you don't have
the extra time, the worst case is that you are still passing shoulders
on the start of bar one of DT, and that isn't a crime in most states.
If you practice with the same partner, you can add helpful bits like
angling your upper bodies (not leaning, angling) so that the right
shoulder is slightly forward as you pass, meaning that you can get
marginally closer and thus end more back to back.
Critical to getting the combination to look right is proper STC action
by the corners. Make sure that corners move in toward the dancing cpl,
not the other way around.