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Natural Twist Turn

Tango Natural Twist Turn

This is a Bronze 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
S
LF to side in PP
Along LOD Pointing DW
H
 
Keep the lane, Man in lane1 and lady in lane2.
Do not cross lady too early.
2
Q
RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP
Along LOD Pointing DW H
  CBM

3
Q
LF to side
Backing DC
BH
 
Lane change to lane 3.
4
S
RF crosses behind LF
Backing LOD
B
 

5
Q
Start to twist R allowing feet to uncross
Toward the alignment of 6
Start on B of RF, H of LF
 
Man opening the hip.
6
Q
Feet almost closed weight on RF in PP
Facing DW
End on whole of RF, IE of B of LF
 
Arm and hand continue to rotate to turn lady into PP.
  • Amount of Turn: A complete turn to the right

Other variations:

  • 7/8 to R could be made to end facing LOD. The following Promenade would move DC.
  • 3/4 to R could be made at a corner or at the side of the room to end facing DC. The following Promenade would move to center.
When following with Back Corté or LF Rock Man will turn a further 1/4 to face partner

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM Notes
1
S
RF to side in PP
Along LOD pointing DC
H



2
Q
LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP
Pointing down  LOD
H



3
Q
RF fwd between partner's feet
Down LOD
H

CBM Not too aggressive on this step.
Allow man to get ahead of Lady.
Take head to left.
4
S
LF fwd preparing to step outside partner L side leading
Down LOD pointing DW
H

Keep left side up and forward, do not lift shoulder.
L shoulder lead is important.
5
Q
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
To Wall
HB

CBM Left shoulder is "walking around", dancing outside the circle.
6
Q
LF to side small step in PP
Facing DC
BH and IE of B of RF

Stay behind Man.

Amount of Turn: a complete turn to R.