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Tipsy to Right and Left

Quickstep Tipsy to Right and Left

The Quickstep Tipsy to Right and to Left are Gold Level figures. 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 patterns; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figures, techniques and practice routines that include them.


Tipsy to Right

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
Q RF to side (small step) According to preceding figure T
None, or up to 3/8 to R or L (see note)
S

Slight rise on 1 and 2 
2
& Move LF halfway towards RF T
L(S)

Lower e/o 2
3
Q RF to side (small step) IE of T and IE of T of LF L(R)
Down, with sharp flexing of knees

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM 
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
Q LF to side (small step) According to preceding figure T
None, or up to 3/8 to R or L (see note) S

Slight rise on 1 and 2
2
& Move RF halfway towards LF
T

R(S)

Lower e/o 2
3
Q LF to side (small step)
IE of T and IE of T of RF
R(L)
Down, with sharp flexing of knees

Note--When a Tipsy is danced after a forward step on the LF any turn made will be to L. When it is danced after a step back on LF, any turn made will be to R.

Connecting Figures


Tipsy to Left

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
Q LF to side (small step) According to preceding figure T
None, or up to 3/8 to R
S

Slight rise on 1 and 2 
2
& Move RF halfway towards LF T
L(S)

Lower e/o 2
3
Q LF to side (small step) IE of T and IE of T of LF L(R)
Down, with sharp flexing of knees

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM 
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
Q RF to side (small step) According to preceding figure TH
None, or up to 3/8 to R or L (see note) S

Slight rise on 1 and 2
2
& Move LF halfway towards RF
HT

R(S)

Lower e/o 2
3
Q RF to side (small step)
IE of T and IE of T of RF
R(L)
Down, with sharp flexing of knees

Note--Precede with a step forward on RF, OP in CBMP

Connecting Figures