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Running Finish

Quickstep Running Finish

The Quickstep Running Finish 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
1
S
LF back in CBMP
Backing DW
T
Start to turn R
S
CBM
Rise e/o 1

2 Q RF to side and slightly fwd
Pointing to LOD
T 3/8 between 1-2, body turns less
L
  Up
Man can turn 1/4 to end DW on new LOD. 
Man should shape left to allow lady to pass and to make the turn easier.
3
Q
LF fwd preparing to step OP left side leading
Facing LOD
TH
Body turn to R
L
  Up, lower e/o 3
 
4
S
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
Facing LOD
H
  S
CBM
   

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
Facing DW
HT
Start to turn R
S
CBM
Rise e/o 1

2
Q
LF to side
Backing DC
T
1/4 between 1-2
R
--
Up
Lady can turn 1/8, will end BDW on new LOD
3
Q
RF back, R side leading
Backing LOD
TH
1/8 between 2-3
R
--
Up, lower e/o 3

4
S
LF back in CBMP
Backing LOD
T

S
     

Technique Notes

  • Timing can also be: QQSS
  • Can be commenced in other alignments, e.g. starting BLOD, ending DC.
  • Man may turn 1/4 between 1-2 when a facing alignment would be used. Lady would turn 1/8 between 1-2 and 1/8 between 2-3.

Connecting Figures, Videos