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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.
4 S RF fwd in CBMP, OP Facing DC HT 1/8 between 3-4 S CBM Start to rise e/o 4
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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