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Natural Zig-Zag from PP

Foxtrot Natural Zig-Zag from Promenade Position

The Foxtrot Natural Zig-Zag from Promenade Position (PP) 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 and across in PP and CBMP Facing DW, moving along LOD HT Start to turn R S CBM Rise e/o 1
2 Q LF to side Backing center T 1/8 between 1-2 S
Up
3 Q RF back in CBMP Backing center T Start to turn L S CBM Up Different alignment for Man and Lady on steps 3-4.
4 Q LF to side and slightly fwd Pointing DW T 1/8 between 3-4, body turns less R
Up
5 Q RF fwd in CBMP, OP Facing DW TH - R
Up. Lower e/o 5
6 S LF fwd Facing DW H - S CBM

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP Facing DC, moving along LOD HT Start to turn R S CBM (slight) Rise e/o 1 Do not drop R side, ribs to Man.

Man is doing swiveling through his feet. Lady changes from PP to Man's L side and then R side, OP.
2 Q RF diag fwd, preparing to step OP on L side Facing DC T 1/8 between 1-2 S
Up Use glute, pick up the hip fwd, Swing hip fwd and up.

Take head to L and keep head head through the rest of steps.

Do not try making connection by arching the back.

Have loose contact with Man, sliding from one side to another.
3 Q LF fwd in CBMP, OP on L side Facing DC T Start to turn L S CBM Up Different alignment for Man and Lady on steps 3-4.
4 Q RF to side Backing Wall TH 1/8 between 3-4, body turns less L
Up Use L glute to push. Swing R hip.
5 Q LF back in CBMP Backing DW TH - L
Up. Lower e/o 5
6 S RF back Backing DW T - S CBM


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