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Double Reverse Spin

Quickstep Double Reverse Spin

The Quickstep Double Reverse Spin 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.

The technical details are the same as in Waltz Double Reverse Spin.

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF fwd
Facing LOD
HT
Stars to turn L

S
CBM Start to rise at end of 1 Do not collapse left side. Stretch left side and not lean toward inside of the turn.
2
S
RF to side
BDW
T
3/8 btwn 1-2
S
Up Wait until the lady's feet are together before taking this step.
3
S
LF closes to RF without weight (Toe Pivot)
Facing DW T
1/2 btwn 2-3
S
Up, Lower at end of 3

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM 
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
RF back
BLOD
TH
starts to turn L
S
CBM
rise slightly e/o 1, NFR
Very important to do CBM, with CBM shoulder will clear way for Man to pass. keep shoulder flat, and do not drop it on one side.
2
S
LF closes to RF (Heel turn)
Facing LOD HT
1/2 between 1 and 2
S
Cont to rise on 2 draws trailing foot in, both legs should straighten,
turn head slightly more to left (don't do it too early, though)
3
Q
RF to side and slightly back
Backing wall T
1/4 between 2-3     S
Up * bigger step fwd, stay with Man, keep on his R side.
* Make this fluid with previous heel turn and use LF to push off, then swivel on RF. Like in Viennese Waltz.
4 Q
LF crosses in front of RF
BDW TH 1/8 between 3-4 S

Up. Lower e/o 4
do not lower too early, lower on "&"

Note:
  • The Double Reverse Spin may be started LOD (chart above), DC, or DW.
    • When starting DW, lady: before stepping RF back, turn knee 1/8 to L, step back, so RF is stepping straight down LOD. Body feel quite twisted.
    • The step 1 of both Double Reverse Spin and Progressive Chasse to Right feel the same, the difference is the next step.
    • For Double Reverse Spin: Man steps DC, toward Lady's left shoulder (not her sternum).
    • For Progressive Chasse to Right, Man moves toward LOD, making Lady to step pass her LF to the side.
  • Double Reverse Spin is a traveling step, first Man goes, then Lady goes. It needs to move down the floor.
  • The amount of turn may vary between 3/4 and a whole turn.For a whole turn, 3/8 between 1-2, and 5/8 between 2-3.
  • Complete Turn:
    • step 1-2: Man 3/8, Lady: 1/2
    • step 2-3: Man 5/8: Lady: 3/8
    • step 3-4: lady: Lady: 1/8
  • 3/4 Turn:
    • step 1-2: Man 1/4 (or 3/8), Lady: 3/8
    • step 2-3: Man: 1/2 (or 3/8), Lady: 1/4
    • step 3-4: Lady 1/8

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