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Three Step

Foxtrot Three Step

This is a Newcomer 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 RF fwd
LOD
HT

L

rise e/o 1
Previous "S" is a Heel step (not HT) - do not rise.
slight R side lead (to bring lady back inline after a feather finish)
2
Q LF fwd
LOD
TH

L

up, lower e/o 2

3
S RF fwd
LOD
H

S
CBM
--

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
Q
LF back
BLOD
TH

R

rise e/o 1, NFR
Make sure to be on two tracks, leave room for Man to step in between legs.
slight L side lead, release toe.

Do not step to side, it should step back.
Do not get into Man's space. Stay left.
Keep L shoulder up.
2
Q
RF back
BLOD
TH

R

up, NFR, lower e/o 2
No CBM here, straight back. toe release.
Keep L shoulder up.
3
S
LF back
BLOD
T

S
CBM --

Technique Notes

  • Three step can be danced DW, in which case it could end DW or curved to L to end facing LOD.
  • CBM happens gradually across the three steps, so the frame wound to the left by the end of the figure.