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Quickstep Gold Routine Technique Notes

General note:
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
    • S (Lady's pivot): stay left, don't get in Man's space. don't lean fwd with upper body, but  R hip is fwd, on RF.
  3. Natural Pivot Turn  (SQQS S)  ending Man backing LOD on long side, into Tipsy next
    • Last S after pivot: 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: bigger 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 well.
  8. Reverse Pivot  (S)
    • In between Man's feet. Keep the volume in frame, don't make frame smaller. extend arm fwd.
  9. Double Reverse Spin  (SSQQ)
    • Keep the volume of the frame.
  10. Cross Swivel  (SSS)
    • Stay connected, lift left side, give R side and hip to Man.
  11. Fish Tail  (QQQQS) ending Man facing DW on long side
    • Keep left side lifted. Body has torque, twisted to R.
    • Hip girdle area has to be free to move, not sticking hip 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
    • Line up shoulder, hips, legs. Give R ribs and hip to Man. Extend. When turning body, don't just turn chest and  leave R arm, keep R arm/side turning and giving to Man.
  19. Six Quick Run  (QQQQQQ)
  20. Natural Pivot Turn  (SQQS)
    • At end, Lady shapes to right, head to R.
    • S: pivot, it needs to finish with full weight on RF before pushing RF to drive to next step. Don't fall into next step.
  21. Rumba Cross  (S QQS) adding slow to connect to Rumba Cross, Man: heel pull
    • S: LF back, left side should be very fwd to Man. don't fall back. R side is very stretched/lengthened.
    • Ending: Lady almost BLOD 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.
    • Stretch very left, sending middle forward during heel turn. Then stay  connected with Man.
    • Ending weight on RF, get into R knee. Keep head distance from Man, don't close up head space with Man, keep frontal curve back. Stay left.
  23. Forward Lock  (S QQS)  
    • S: head turned back to left.
  24. Natural Pivot Turn  (SQQS S)  (just one Natural Pivot Turn)
Repeat from Tipsy to L.