Hand and arm positions are similar to those of the Closed (A) position, but the partners turn slightly so that both may skate in the same direction. The man’s left hand and the ladies’ right hand lead. This position may also be reversed, with the man on the ladies’ right side.

An open side by side open relationship of partners wherein both progress in the same direction, forward or backward as square as possible to the tracing. D Position is distinguished from B Position and Crossed Arms Position by the handhold, and from E Position by the requirement that both partners face toward their clasped hands. The man is to the left of the team and holds the woman’s right hand in his left hand in a leading position. The man’s right hand is on the woman’s back and the woman’s left hand is on the man’s back with her left arm outside his right arm.