Ballroom Dances‎ > ‎International Style‎ > ‎Foxtrot‎ > ‎

Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot

Foxtrot Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot

The Foxtrot Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot 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
Q LF fwd Facing DC HT Start to turn L - CBM Rise e/o 1
2 Q RF back in Fallaway R side leading Backing DW, moving down LOD T 1/4 between 1-2 -
Up Do not lower R heel, otherwise the weight is likely to move too far back.
3 Q LF back in CBMP and Fallaway Backing LOD TH 1/8 between 203, body turns less -
Up. Lower e/o 3
4 Q RF back, LF held in CBMP To center, toe turned in, end facing LOD or DW THT 1/8 on step 4 (Pivot) - CBM - RF should be pressed firmly into the floor.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
Q RF back Backing DC TH - -
Rise e/o 1, NFR Lady keeps her head to left during Fallaway. It gives a compact look.
2 Q LF back in Fallaway, L side leading Backing DC, Moving down LOD T - -
Up
3 Q RF back in CBMP and Fallaway (small step), LF held in CBMP Backing DC, end facing center T 5/8 to L on 3 (Pivot) - CBM Up. Lower e/o 3
4 Q LF fwd in CBMP, RF held in CBMP To center, end backing LOD or DW TH 1/4 or 1/8 to L on 4 (Pivot) - CBM -

Note:
  • Different timings that can be used on this figure: SQQS, SQQ&, SQ&Q, S&QQ, QQQQ.  (S: 2 beats, Q: 1 beat, &: 1/2 beat)
  • When this figure is danced into corner, start DW or LOD to follow with a Reverse figure, DC of new LOD.