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Quickstep Gold Routine Technique Notes

General note:
  • Frame: more left and stay left.
  • Whenever going into outside partner position (e.g. after Progressive Chasse), Lady keeps left side very lifted, body twisted to R.
  • When doing reverse turn, keep left side lifted, vacate that space the last, not undo the twist too quickly, have head lead the left turn, shoulder leaves last, otherwise, it feels like shoulder is peeling off Man, pulled away.
  • Bigger movement comes from using standing leg to push. 
  • When hip is more forward to Man, it helps to produce bigger top line frame. If hip is not forward, the whole torso is more straight up and down, then frame is small.
Start near end of short side. Man DW.
  1. Prep (1234 5678)
    • 78: Lady left side is more lifted before stepping RF back.
  2. Natural Pivot Turn  (SQQS) ending in corner
    • SQQ: Natural Turn. Lady:
      • S: curve to left, make sure to still give left side forward to Man. Don't fall back.
      • Q: 
        • Make sure to get out of Man's way, RF direction is not down LOD, it's BDW.
        • Follow Man's hip to gauge RF step size. If too big, Lady will get in front of Man.
      • Q: not as much rise, knee stay flexed, There is sway. Use the power on movement. Lower into legs/knees faster. "drop faster"
      • There is shape, but much faster.
    • S (Lady's pivot)
      • There is a tendency for body to lean forward and move to R. (Try not turning head to R first. Turning head to R tends to make body shift to R, not good.) Stay very left (Man's R side).
      • After pivot, posture should be still good, upper body should not be forward. R hip forward, don't stick butt out. 
      • Weight is on RF, don't falling back to next step LF back.
  3. Natural Pivot Turn  (SQQS S)  ending Man backing LOD on long side, into Tipsy next
      • Last S: Lady LF back, curve, really take the hip to Man, shape to L, hip sways to R and stays with Man. 
  4. Tipsy To L  (QQS) slower version
    • Lady smaller step
    • Articulate head, slowly turning to R. (The slower version has time.)
  5. Tipsy To R  (QQS)
    • Lady is outside of turn, bigger step.
    • Articulate head, slowly turning to L. (The slower version has time.)
    • Finish with L side quite forward before doing Lady's back lock next.
  6. Forward Lock  (QQS)   Man moving DC, Lady BDC
    • Hip is quite rotate to R, swinging up, diagonal. 
    • S: gauge Man's step size (step tend to be too small, need to be bigger), 
      • get onto foot, knee, push to move to next step. When pushing to step next step, it almost feels like left side is even more forward, hip is more rotate to R 
      • Don't stop, the movement is continuous into next step.
  7. 1 Walk, Quick Open Reverse  (S SQQ) 
    • Lady: 
      • S: Adding one walk to link the figures. prepping this step, get to knees, hip rotate to R, which gives more room to move as ell. 
      • S: RF back, curve
      • Q: LF is still along BDC, not LOD, so Man has space  Hip to Man, R side to Man.
      • Q: hip is quite forward to Man.
  8. Reverse Pivot  (S)
    • In between Man's feet. Keep the volume in frame, don't make frame smaller. extend arm.
  9. Double Reverse Spin  (SSQQ)
    • Keep the volume of the frame.
  10. Cross Swivel  (SSS)
    • Stay connected with Man, give Man right side.
    • Turn head to R on second S.
    • Give arms to Man, maintain tone.
  11. Fish Tail  (QQQQS) ending Man facing DW on long side
    • When moving out of Fish Tail, make sure don't fall back (2nd Q), upper body almost feels more forward in order to move back more powerful. Keep left side lifted. Body has torque, twisted to R.
    • Hip girdle area has to be free to move, not sticking hipt up to try to connect to Man.
  12. Natural Spin Turn  (SQQ SSS) turning the corner  --- start short wall
  13. Progressive Chasse  (SQQS)
    • Lady lift left side, upper body twisted to R.
  14. 1 Walk, Quick Open Reverse  (S SQQ) 
  15. Reverse Pivot  (S)
  16. Double Reverse Spin  (SSQQ)
  17. Chasse Reverse Turn  (SQQ)
    • Lady ending shaping to R. R side forward, R hip more forward.
  18. Hover Corte  (SSSS) -- corner, start long wall
    • To be stable, right shoulder, hip and leg need to be all lined up, weight on RF and then turn head, stretch..
    • Make sure right side (ribs) is forward to Man. Don't just bend back from waist and fall back. 
    • When giving the ribs to Man, it will pull hip forward as well and collect the legs.
    • The side connects to arm. When giving right ribs/side, the tone extends to R arm and give that toned arm/hand to Man forward.
  19. Six Quick Run  (QQQQQQ)
  20. Natural Pivot Turn  (SQQS)
    • At end, Lady shapes to right, head to R.
  21. Rumba Cross  (S QQS) adding slow to connect to Rumba Cross, Man: heel pull
    • Lady: 
      • S: Don't stop at the S, continue with the rotation, swing hip to R, body to Man. head stretch left.
      • Q: RF cross track in the back, activate butt muscle, hip to Man.
      • Q: LF almost pulls back straight, not too much room there. Lady's head stays in place, after QQ, as body turns underneath the head, head left.
      • S: pivot, head may turn to R (or keep left). needs to be on the foot, ribs to Man.
    • Ending: Lady almost BLOC on new LOD (short wall)
  22. Running Right Turn  (SSS SQQ) starting with Lady's heel turn. --- starting short wall, Man LOD, Lady BLOD
    • Starting from step 5 of the figure, right into Lady's heel turn.
    • S: LF back curve
    • S: heel turn, leave head, turn body, so head is more stretched to left. hip more forward. which makes head extension bigger.
    • S: LF fwd, head stretched. body twisted to R. push from standing R leg.
    • SQQ: Running Finish, head turned to R. Don't get too close to Man, body to Man, but extend to R. Ending weight on RF, get into R knee.
  23. Forward Lock  (S QQS)  
    • Lock is straight. 
    • S: head turned back to left.
  24. Natural Pivot Turn  (SQQS S)  (just one Natural Pivot Turn)
Repeat from Tipsy to L.