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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 leading doesn't mean power comes from left side. It means left side is in front of the body.)

Left side is picked up through diagonal. Right shoulder is connected down. 

Keep right side moving through the Man, that's where power comes out of.
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 Shape head to right on QQ (step 5 and 6) and return head to normal on last S.

RF needs to swivel to left to avoid hitting knee with Man on S
8 S LF back in CBMP Backing DW T

CBM
Head returns to normal left.

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.

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