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Back Lock

Quickstep Back Lock

The Quickstep Back Lock is a Bronze Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, footwork, alignment, and movement; steps diagram; a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figure, techniques and practice routines that include it.

Leader or Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF back in CBMP
Backing DW
TH --
--
CBM start to rise e/o 1, NFR

2
Q
RF BW
Backing DW T -- --
Continue to rise on 2 and 3

3
Q
LF crosses in front of RF
Backing DW T -- --


4
S
RF diag and back Backing DW TH --
--
Up. Lower e/o 4
5
S
LF back in CBMP
Backing DW  T --
-- CBM
   

Technique Notes

  • When one is doing Back Lock, the partner is doing Forward Lock.
  • The Man (but not the Lady) may use foot rise at the end of 1.The Footwork would be THT, but left heel must not rise abruptly.
  • The Lady must release the toe of the left foot from the floor as it starts to move back to become step 3.
  • Body should be backing between wall and DW throughout.

Connecting Figures, Videos