The partners face in the same direction with the follow to the right of the lead and the lead's right shoulder behind the follow's left. The left arm of the follow is extended across the front of the lead's body to hold the lead's left hand. The lead's right arm crosses behind the follow's back to clasp the follow's right hand. Both right hands rest over the follow's hip bone.
Crossed Kilian Hold, Open Kilian Hold, Reverse Kilian Hold