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Basic Reverse Turn

Tango Basic Reverse Turn

Tango Basic Reverse 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 CBM Notes
1 Q LF fwd in CBMP DC H
CBM
2 Q RF to side and slightly back BLOD BH 3/8 to L btwn 2-3 -
3 S LF crosses in front of RF BLOD Whole Foot
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4 Q RF back Down LOD BH
CBM
5 Q LF to side and slightly fwd Pointing DW IE of foot 3/8 to L btwn 5-6 -
6 S RF closes to LF slightly back Facing DW Whole foot
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Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM Notes
1 Q RF back in CBMP BDC BH
CBM
2 Q LF to side and slightly fwd Pointing down LOD Whole Foot 3/8 to L between 2-3 -
3 S RF closes to LF slightly back Facing LOD Whole Foot
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4 Q LF fwd Down LOD H
CBM
5 Q RF to side and slightly back BDW IE of BH 3/8 to L between 5-6 -
6 S LF closes to RF slightly fwd BDW Whole Foot
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Note:
  • Alternative timing: QQ&QQS (1/2 1/4 1/4 1/2 1/2 1)