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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
Curve the step. 
Keep left side strongly to the Man all through the steps.
2
Q
LF to side and slightly fwd Pointing to LOD T
1/2 to L between 1-2
Body turns less
R
  up The movement is still same direction back, foot is pointing LOD.

Right side and hip to Man. 

Shape head to right by rotating body underneath head on QQ, 
3
Q
RF fwd in CBMP, OP Facing LOD
TH
slight body turn R
  up, lower e/o 3 R hip is quite forward to Man.
4
S
LF fwd Facing LOD
H
--
S
CBM --

Technique Notes:
  • When this is the danced after a Forward Lock, one walk on S is added (Man RF fwd, Lady LF back)
    • Prepping the walk: get to knees, hip rotate to R, which gives more room to move as well.
  • 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

Connecting Figures, Videos