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Running Spin Turn

Quickstep Running Spin Turn

The Quickstep Running Spin Turn is a Gold 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

StepTimingMovement
Alignment
Footwork   Turn Sway
CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1SLF back, pivot, RF held in CMBPBLODTHT1/2 pivot turn to R, continue to turn RStrong range of motion, curving body to inside of the turn. 

After landing weight onto LF, keep body shaped slightly to left (do not square up shoulders and hips, shoulder is diagonal - relative to traveling direction, R side diagonal fwd stretched)
2SRF fwd in CBMPLODHT3/8 turn to R   Do not allow head and body tip to the right.
3QLF to side, slightly backBDCT    Swing L side forward and around Lady. 
4QRF back, R side leadingBDCT    Keep the angle through body and hips, poised fwd toward Lady. Do not square up.
5SLF back, small step, CBMPBDCTH     

Follower

StepTimingMovement
Alignment
Footwork   Turn Sway
CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1SRF fwd, pivotLODHT1/2 pivot turnGet shoulder weight connecting down to foot, using the standing leg to push. then pivot on RF. Do not have shoulders to help with the turn. Power comes from the leg.
2SLF back, slightly leftwardsBLODT 3/8 to R   Use the ball of LF. Flex into the knee. swivel on LF. 
3QRF fwd, slightly rightwardsDCT    R knee is bent. Relax R shoulder down to RF, then drive next step.

The strongest side, the driving side is the lowest point , not the swinging side. 
4QLF fwd, L side leadingDCT     
5SRF fwd, CBMP, OPDCTH