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V6

Quickstep V6

The Quickstep V6 is a Silver 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 Backing DC TH

CBM start to rise e/o 1
NFR

2 Q RF back R side leading Backing DC T


continue to rise on 2 and 3
3 Q LF crosses in front of RF Backing DC T


--
4 S RF back Backing DC TH


Up. Lower e/o 4
5 S LF back in CBMP Backing DC TH


start to rise e/o 5, NFR
6 Q RF back Backing DC T
start to turn L CBM continue to rise on 6
7 Q LF to side and slightly fwd Point DW TH
1/4 between 6-7
Body turns less

Up. Lower e/o 8
8 S RF fwd in CBMP, OP Facing DW H

CBM

9-12: continue with 2-5 of Forward Lock

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1 S RF fwd Facing DC HT

CBM start to rise e/o 1 This is often the last step of previous figure.
2 Q LF fwd L side leading Facing DC T


continue to rise on 2 and 3 Left side is picked up. Right shoulder is connected down.
3 Q RF crosses behind LF Facing DC T


--
4 S LF fwd, preparing to step OP Facing DC TH


Up, Lower e/o 4
5 S RF fwd in CBMP, OP Facing DC HT


Start to rise e/o 5
6 Q LF fwd Facing DC T start to turn L
CBM Continue to rise on 6 Take head and spine to left foot to make the turn. Don't shape too eager/early which will pull the Man.
7 Q RF to side and slightly back Backing DW TH 1/4 between 6-7
Body turns less


Up. Lower e/o 7
8 S LF back in CBMP Backing DW T

CBM


9-12 continue with 2-5 of Back Lock

Technique notes

  • For side leading position: low center (hip, belly button area) is turned ~ 1/8 relative to feet, then upper body (sternum) is turned another 1/8.

Connecting Figures, Videos