On one of Mario's tapes he spoke for awhile about taking the follower into a spin. To summarize:
I recall feeling a marked difference in how leaders led turns after Mario Robau (Jr.) got them to realize followers need a stable AXIS. In moves with a two-handed hold Mario tells leaders to lead with the hand that's closest to the followers' center point of balance. Prime example: the single-double (left pass, with 1 left turn on the first triple, 3/2 right turn on second triple). This can be led completely with the right hand (if you start from regular two-handed hold), while the left hand keeps still, keeping the follower balanced by providing an axis.
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