Switch Side 1/2 (Floor Exercise)

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Event
Floor exercise

Skill type
Dance

Known as
Switch side 1/2
Johnson 1/2
Switch straddle 1/2
Switch leap 3/4

Named after
Johnson (USA)

About
The switch side is the colloquial name for a switch leap with 1/4 turn to a straddle position, with the switch side 1/2 adding an extra half turn to that. So 3/4 in total.

In one of the great “the code doesn’t know what it’s about” moments, this skill is also known as the Johnson, which is what it’s called on beam, and that has been translated to floor. According to the code, this is after Kathy Johnson, but she famously performed this as a leap without change-leg. Meanwhile, Brandy Johnson did perform this skill on floor. They’re probably the same.

Value
C

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