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Natural Turn and Back Lock

Quickstep Natural Turn and Back Lock

The Quickstep Natural Turn and 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

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
RF fwd
Facing DW
HT
Start to turn R
S
CBM
Rise e/o 1

2 Q LF to side
Backing DC
T 1/4 between 1-2
R
  Up
 
3
Q
RF closes to LF
Backing LOD
TH
1/8 between 2-3
R
  Up, lower e/o 3
 
4
S
LF back
Backing LOD TH
  S
CBM
Start to rise e/o 4, NFR
 
5
Q
RF back, right side leading
Backing LOD T
  S
  Continue to rise on 5 and 6
 
6
Q
LF crosses in front of RF
Backing LOD T
  S
     
7
S
RF diagonally back
Backing LOD TH
  S
     
8
S
LF back in CBMP
Backing LOD T
  S
CBM    

Note: On step 7 the right side retains its position from step 5. The Man may use foot rise on step 4, see Back Lock.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF back
Backing DW
TH
Start to turn R
S
CBM
Rise e/o 1, NFR

2 Q RF to side
Pointing LOD
T 3/8 between 1-2, Body turns less.
L
  Up
 
3
Q
LF closes to RF
Facing LOD
TH
Body completes turn
L
  Up, lower e/o 3
This is in closed position.
4
S
RF fwd
Facing LOD HT
  S
CBM
Start to rise e/o 4, NFR
Step in between Man's legs. This is not outside partner.
5
Q
LF fwd, L side leading
Facing LOD T
  S
  Continue to rise on 5 and 6
 
6
Q
RF crosses behind LF
Facing LOD T
  S
     
7
S
LF diagonally fwd, preparing to step OP
Facing LOD TH
  S
     
8
S
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
Facing LOD H
  S
CBM    

Technique Notes

  • At corner, 1-3 Natural Turn may be danced to end backing DW of new LOD to follow with Back Lock

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