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Quarter Turn to Right

This could start in closed position or outside partner position, depending on the previous step.

QuickStep Quarter Turn to Right

The QuickStep Quarter Turn to Right is 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.

Starting direction: DW or LOD (depending on previous figure)

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
Roll your foot, so it's not jerky.
When starting in closed position: step in between follower's legs.
When starting in outside partner position: step RF outside follower's R leg.
2
Q
LF side
BC T
1/8 to R between 1-2
R
  cont to rise on 2 and 3

3
Q
RF closes to LF
BDC T
1/8 to R between 2-3
R
  --
No rise & fall
4
S
LF side/slightly back
BDC
TH
Nil
S
  Up, lower e/o 4

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment
Footwork    Turn  Sway
CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF back
 BDW TH
Start to turn R
S
 CBM start to rise e/o 1, NFR
When starting a dance, this is not OP.
After initial figure, this will always be OP.
2
Q
RF side
 PDC T
1/4 to R between 1-2, body turns less
L
  cont to rise on 2 and 3

3
Q
LF close to RF
 FDC T
slight body turn
L
   -- No rise & fall
4
S
RF diagonal fwd
 FDC TH
Nil
S
  Up, lower e/o 4
Step in between leader's legs.

Technique Notes

  • If this figure starts facing LOD:
    • Leader: turn 1/4 to R between 1-2, and 1/8 between 2-3.
    • Follower: turn 3/8 to R between 1-2, body turns less, finish the turn on 3.

Connecting Figures