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Heel Pivot (Quarter Turn To Left)

Quickstep Heel Pivot (Quarter Turn to Left)

The Quickstep Heel Pivot (Quarter Turn to Left) is a Newcomer level figure (listed as additional figures that may be danced in Medal Tests). 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

Step Timing Movement
Alignment
Footwork    Turn  Sway
CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
RF back
BDC
TH
start to turn L
S
CBM
--

2
Q
LF closes towards RF
towards alignment of 3
H
cont to turn on R heel (Heel Pivot)
R

slight rise between 1-3, NFR
Close feet.
3
Q
LF closes to RF slightly fwd without weight
DW
H (RF) with pressure on T of LF
1/4 between 1-3
R

--
Drop heel.
4
S
LF fwd
DW
H
--
S
CBM
--
Make sure to do CBM.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment
Footwork    Turn  Sway
CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF fwd
FDC
HT
Start to turn L
S
 CBM start to rise e/o 1

2
Q
RF to side
BW
T
1/8 between 1-2
L
  up
3
Q
LF closes to RF
BDW
TH
1/8 between 2-3
L
  up. Lower e/o 3
Difference from Progressive Chasse, is that Man stops moving and lower, so Lady needs to drop the heel.
4
S
RF back
BDW
T
--
S
 CBM -- Toe release on LF.

Technique Note:
  • 3/8 turn can be made on this figure.
  • This could end DC after underturned Natural Spin Turn or Closed Impetus.

Connecting Figures