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Natural Twist Turn

Foxtrot Natural Twist Turn

The Foxtrot Natural Twist Turn 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 Continue to turn R S CBM - No upward swing (rise) on first 3 steps.
2 Q (1/2) LF to side Backing DC TH 3/8 between steps 1-2 R
-
3 & (1/2) RF crosses behind LF slightly back Backing LOD T 1/8 between 2-3 R
-
4 Q Twist on both feet.  Facing DC Twist on T of RF and H of LF with feet flat. End with weight on RF 3/8 on steps 4-5. Body turns slightly more. S


5 S End as in Heel Pull Facing DC T of RF with pressure on IE of T of LF
L

Rise on 5. Body overturns on step 5.
6 Q LF diag fwd preparing to step OP L side leading Facing DC T - L

Complete figure with a Hover Feather
7 Q RF fwd in CBMP, OP Facing DC TH - S


8 S LF fwd Facing DC H - S CBM

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF back Backing LOD TH
S CBM Continue to turn R No upward swing (rise) on first 3 steps.
2 Q (1/2) RF closes to LF (Hell Turn) Backing LOD HT
L
1/2 between 1-2
3 & (1/2) LF fwd, preparing to step OP, L side leading Facing almost DW T
L
-
4 Q RF fwd in CBMP, OP Facing DW T
S CBM 1/8 between 2-4
5 S LF to side RF, brushes to LF Backing DC T and IE of T of RF
R
1/4 between 4-5 Body overturns on step 5. Rise on 5.
6 Q RF diag back, R side leading BDC TH
R

Complete with a Hover Feather
7 Q LF back in CBMP BDC TH
S


8 S RF back BDC T
S CBM


Note:

Natural Twist Turn with Natural Weave Ending

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
RF fwd Facing LOD HT Continue to turn R S CBM - No upward swing (rise) on first 3 steps.
2 Q (1/2) LF to side Backing DC TH 3/8 between steps 1-2 R
-
3 & (1/2) RF crosses behind LF slightly back Backing LOD T 1/8 between 2-3 R
-
4-5 QS Twist on both feet. Ending with RF fwd and slightly to the side Facing LOD



No sway on step 5.
6 Q LF to side and slightly back Backing almost DC





7-12 QQQQQS Continue with 3-8 of Natural Weave






Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF back Backing LOD TH
S CBM Continue to turn R No upward swing (rise) on first 3 steps.
2 Q (1/2) RF closes to LF (Hell Turn) Backing LOD HT
L
1/2 between 1-2
3 & (1/2) LF fwd, preparing to step OP, L side leading Facing almost DW T
L
-
4 Q RF fwd in CBMP, OP Facing DW T
S CBM 1/8 between 2-4
5 S LF to side and slightly back Backing LOD




No Sway
6 Q RF diag. fwd Facing DC




7-12 QQQQQS Continue with 3-8 of Natural Weave







Note:

Natural Twist Turn with Closed Impetus And Feather Finish Ending

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1-5
SQ&QQ As for Natural Twist Turn





.
6 Q LF to side and slightly back Backing DC aginst LOD





7-10 SQQS RF back into Feather Finish






Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1-5
SQ&QQ As for Natural Twist Turn





.
6 Q RF diag fwd having brushed to LF Facing DC against LOD





7-10 SQQS LF fwd into Feather Finish







Natural Twist Turn with Open Impetus Ending

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1-5
SQ&QQ As for Natural Twist Turn





.
6 Q LF diag fwd in PP L side leading Pointing DC. body facing LOD





7-10 SQQS RF fwd in PP and CBMP Pointing DC. body facing LOD





Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1-5
SQ&QQ As for Natural Twist Turn





.
6 Q RF to side in PP Pointing to center, moving DC





7-10 SQQS LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP Pointing to center, moving DC





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