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Natural Spin Turn

Quickstep Natural Spin Turn

The Quickstep Natural Spin Turn is a Newcomer 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 footwork is the same as Waltz Natural Spin Turn. Timing: SQQSSS.

Leader

StepTimingMovement 
AlignmentFootworkTurnSwayCBMRise & Fall
Notes
1
SRF fwd
FDW
HT
Start to turn R
S
CBMStart to rise at end of 1
2
QLF to side
BDC
T
1/4 between 1-2
R

Cont to rise on 2 and 3 
* Rise on toes, it will help to bring the feet together on 3rd step.
* Have continuous swing of the leg through the step.
3
QRF closes to LF
BLOD
TH
1/8 between 2-3
R

Lower at end of 3

SLF back
BLOD, toe turned in
THT
1/2 to R (pivot)
S
CBMNo rise.

5SRF fwd in CBMP
FLOD
HT
Cont to turn
S
CBM
Rise e/o 5

6SLF to side and slightly back
BDC
TH
3/8 between 5-6
S

Up, Lower e/o 6

Follower

StepTimingMovement 
AlignmentFootworkTurnSwayCBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
SLF back
BDW
TH
Starts to turn R
S
CBM
Start to rise e/o 1, NFR
Leave head behind, turn body. Continue to keep head to left during the whole Natural Spin Turn.
2
QRF to side
PLOD
T
3/8 between 1-2, body turns less
L

Cont to rise on 2 and 3
R side stretched, create sway shape.
3
QLF closes to RF
FLOD
TH
body completes turn
L

Lower e/o 3

4SRF fwd
FLOD
HT
1/2 to R (pivot)
S
CBM
No rise
Keep head to far left, follow L elbow, outside circle. Extend.
5SLF back and slightly side
BLOD
T
Cont to turn
S

Rise e/o 5
Collect center back to the spine (do not leave center to Man)
6
SRF diagonally fwd after brushing to LF
FDC
TH
3/8 between 5-6
S

Up. Lower e/o 6
Have the middle of body go forward to Man and keep leg moving, but leaving head behind which creates more extension, then head catches up. Don't pause body movement. Simply just leave head behind.

When connecting with V6 (QQS lock step), the footwork for this count becomes THT.

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