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Zig-Zag, Back Lock And Running Finish

Quickstep Zig-Zag Back Lock And Running Finish

This is a Bronze Level figure, listed as an additional step that can be danced in Medal Tests. 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 fwd
Facing LOD
HT
Start to turn L
S
CBM


2 S
RF to side
Backing Wall
TH 1/4 between 1-2
S
 
 
3
S
LF back in CBMP
Backing DW
TH
1/8 between 2-3
Body turns less
S
slight
Start to rise e/o 3. NFR
 
4
Q
RF back
Backing DW
T
  S

Continue to rise on 4 and 5
 
5
Q
LF crosses in front of RF
Backing DW
T
  S
 
 
6
S
RF diagonally back
Backing DW
TH
  S
  Up. Lower e/o 6
 
7
Q
LF back in CBMP Backing DW
T
Start to turn R
S
CBM
Rise e/o 7
 
8
Q
RF to side and slightly fwd
Pointing to LOD T
3/8 between 7-8
L

Up
 
9
S
LF fwd preparing to step OP L side leading
Facing LOD
TH
Body turn to R
L
  Up, Lower e/o 9
 
10
S
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
Facing LOD
H
  S
CBM
   

Note: No "R side lead" is needed on steps 4 and 6 as the body is already in the correct position for the Back Lock when the "Body turns less" between steps 2-3. Timing SQQS may be used on 7-10

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
RF back
Backing LOD
TH
Start to turn L
S
CBM


2 S
LF closes to RF (Heel Turn)
Facing DW
H
3/8 between 1-2, Body turns less.
S
 
This Heel Turn should be done similar to Tango's Open Reverse Turn:
* After RF step back on step 1, keep knees bent. do not drag LF in, step LF pointing LOD, in plie position, R heel swivel a little bit.
* When Man step back on step 3 CBMP, it will give room for Lady to move RF (HT).
With the plie position, lady and man will not bump knees.
3
S
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
Facing DW
HT
Body completes turn
S
slight
Start to rise e/o 3, NFR
 
4
Q
LF diag fwd
Facing DW T
  S

Continue to rise on 4 and 5
 
5
Q
RF crosses behind LF
Facing DW T
  S
 
 
6
S
LF diagonally fwd, preparing to step OP Facing DW TH
  S
  Up. Lower e/o 6
 
7
Q
RF fwd in CBMP, OP Facing DW HT
Start to turn R
S
CBM
 Rise e/o 7
 
8
Q
LF to side
Backing DC
T
1/4 between 7-8
R

 Up  
9 S RF back, R side leading
Backing LOD
TH
1/8 between 8-9
R
   Lower e/o 9
 
10
S
LF back in CBMP
Backing LOD
T
  S
CBM
   

Note: could use the alternative Running Finish timing QQSS (7-10)

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