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Curved Feather to Back Feather

Foxtrot Curved Feather to Back Feather

The Foxtrot Curved Feather to Back Feather is a Gold 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
RF fwd Facing LOD HT Start to turn R S CBM Rise e/o 1
2 Q LF diag fwd, preparing to step OP, L side leading Facing DW T 1/8 between 1-2 R
Up
3 Q RF fwd in CBMP, OP Facing wall TH 1/8 between 2-3 R CBM Up. Lower e/o 3
4 S LF back in CBMP Backing DC TH 1.8 between 3-4 S CBM Start to rise e/o 4, NFR Gradual rise is used in Back Feather.
5 Q RF back R side leading Curving toward LOD T - L
Continue to rise on 5
6 Q LF back in CBMP Backing LOD TH 1/8 between 4-6 L
Up. Lower e/o 6.
7 S RF back Backing LOD T - S CBM -

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF back Backing LOD TH Start to turn R S CBM Rise e/o 1, NFR
2 Q RF back, R side leading Backing DW T 1/8 between 1-2 L
Up Lady can lower her R heel on step 2.
3 Q LF back in CBMP Backing Wall TH 1/8 between 2-3 L CBM Up. Lower e/o 3 Lady should lower late on 3.

Make sure hip is not to the side of Man's hip, that's too much. 
Hip is rotated, connected with Man, still in front of Man.
4 S RF fwd in CBMP, OP Facing DC HT 1/8 between 3-4 S CBM Start to rise e/o 4 Rotate hip more and lower more on L knee, push LF to drive for bigger movement. 
Movement should feel "free", not constrained. Body breathes.
5 Q LF fwd L side leading Curving towards LOD T - R
Continue to rise on 5
6 Q RF fwd in CBMP Facing LOD TH 1/8 between 4-6 R
Up., Lower e/o 6
7 S LF fwd Facing LOD H - S CBM -

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