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Reverse Pivot

Quickstep Reverse Pivot

The Quickstep Reverse Pivot is a Bronze 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


Begin Backing LOD







1
S or &
RF back in CBMP (small step), LF held in CBMP
DC toe turned in
THT
up to 1/2 to L (Pivot)
--
CBM
--

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes


Begin Facing LOD







1
S or &
LF fwd in CBMP (small step) LF held in CBMP
DC
TH
up to 1/2 L (Pivot)



* Primary contact between man and lady is the inside of the lady's upper thighs: her right thigh to inside of his R leg; her left thigh to outside of his R leg.
* Lady's L leg should track Man's R leg when stepping this step.

Technique Notes

  • If the Reverse Pivot is started backing DC the alignment for the Pivot (Man) would be "to center, toe turned in". Note also that this step is in CBMP owing to the body turning strongly to L as the RF foot slips back.

Connecting Figures, Videos