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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 Compact figure, bright and bubbly. Light on knees, cushioned. knees and legs have compression. 

Lady is outside of turn, step would be bigger than Tipsy to Left. 

Head shapes into the turn  Not only shape the body, make sure head goes with the body line (head does stay straight up) Stretch diagonal.

When shaping to left, right side stretched. Do not rotate the shoulders. Keep right side connection with Man. Follow Man's hips Articulate head back to Left.
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 Finish with Lady's left side quite forward. 

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 RF 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 T     None, or up to 3/8 to R or L (see note) S

Slight rise on 1 and 2 Lady is inside of turn. Small steps.

Articulate head to Right. When opening head, make sure to stay on Man's R side, stay in Man's arms (frame), do not get into Man's space. 
2
& Move LF halfway towards RF
T
R(S)

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

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

Connecting Figures