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Natural Turn with Hesitation

Quickstep Natural Turn with Hesitation

The Quickstep Natural Turn with Hesitation 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.

This can be used at corner or long side of room.

Leader

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

2
Q
LF side
BDC
T
1/4 to R between 1-2
R
  Up

3
Q
RF closes to LF
BLOD
TH
1/8 to R between 2-3
R
  Up, lower e/o 3

4
S
LF back
BLOD
TH
cont to turn R
S
 CBM --

5
S RF to side
DC
IE of foot, WF
3/8 between 4-5
L
  --
Could turn 1/8 to face DC on new LOD. Followed by Chasse Reverse Turn. Or, turn 1/4 to face new LOD.
Can hold as many count as needed to avoid traffic, rest, etc.
6
S
LF closes to RF without weight
DC
ID of T (LF)
--
L

--


Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment
Footwork    Turn  Sway
CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF back
BDW
TH
starts to turn R
S
 CBM start to rise e/o 1, NFR

2
Q
RF side
PLOD
T
3/8 between 1-2
body turns less
L
  Up

3
Q
LF close to RF
FLOD
TH
body completes turn
L
  Up, lower e/o 3

4
S
RF fwd
FLOD
HT
start to turn R
S
 CBM --

5 S
LF to side
BDC
TH
3/8 between 4-5
R
  --
could underturn, only 1/4 to face new LOD.
Always, always stay on Man's right side.
6
S 
RF closes to LF without weight
BDC IE of T (RF)
 - R
  --  

Technique Notes:
  • Sway in step 5-6 is optional.

Connecting Figures