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Quick Open Reverse

Quickstep Quick Open Reverse

The Quickstep Quick Open Reverse is a Silver 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 LF fwd Facing LOD HT start to turn L
S CBM 
rise e/o 1
If commenced DC, turn 1/4 between 1-2.
2
Q
RF to side
Backing DW T
3/8 between 1-2
L   up
3
Q
LF back in CBMP
Backing LOD TH
1/8 between 2-3 L
  up, lower e/o 3
4
S
RF back Backing LOD T

S
CBM -- A Reverse Pivot may be used on step 4.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment
Footwork    Turn  Sway
CBM 
Rise & Fall 
Notes
1
S
RF back Backing LOD TH
start to turn L
S
CBM start to rise e/o 1, NFR

2
Q
LF to side and slightly fwd Pointing to LOD T
1/2 to L between 1-2
Body turns less
R
  up
3
Q
RF fwd in CBMP, OP Facing LOD
TH
slight body turn R
  up, lower e/o 3
4
S
LF fwd Facing LOD
H
--
S
CBM --

Technique Notes:
  • When the Progressive Chassé is danced after an underturned Natural Spin Turn or an Impetus Turn as an entry to the Quick Open Reverse, the normal alignment of the Progressive Chassé will be:
    • 1. Backing DC against LOD
    • 2. Pointing DC
    • 3,4,5 Facing DC.
  • When the Progressive Chassé is taken after a Natural Spin turn danced with normal alignment it will be:
    • 1 Backing DC
    • 2 Pointing to LOD
    • 3,4,5 Facing LOD

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