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Reverse Outside Swivel

Tango Reverse Outside Swivel

The Reverse Outside Swivel is a Silver 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.

Reverse Outside Swivel Method 1

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM Notes
1
Q
LF fwd in CBMP
DC
H
1/2 to L between 1-3
CBM
Man is on the outside of turn, use strong CBM (range of motion). Keep head and body weight to left.
2
Q
RF to side
Backing DW
BH
     
3
S LF back in CBMP, RF crosses in front of LF without weight. End in PP.
DC end facing DW against LOD
BH with pressure on B of RF
1/8 to L between 3-4
-- Pull right hip back slightly to allow Lady to do CBMP. Keep head and body weight diagonally left. Don't fall backward. Right foot will move leftwards (RF on outside edge of foot, pointing the foot, articulate the ankle.)
4
Q RF forward and across in PP and CBMP
Pointing to wall
H

--

5
Q LF place to side small step without weight
Facing wall
IE of B

--   


Follower

 Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM 
Notes
1
Q
RF back in CBMP
BDC
BH
1/2 to L between 1-3
CBM
 
2
Q
LF to side and slight fwd
Point down LOD
Whole foot
    Lady is on inside of turn. Do not use big step or travel too quickly. Use range of motion.
3
S RF fwd in CBMP, OP LF closes slightly back without weight. End in PP
DC end facing DW HB (Foot flat) and IE of B of LF 1/4 to R
CBM Use CBM, after stepping, connect right shoulder to right foot and use that as axis and swivel around hip area only, try to keep upper elbow points/frame stable.

Line up very vertical, do not stick hip forward, which will block Man. Pick up abdominal area to the spine.
4
Q LF forward and across in PP and CBMP
To wall pointing DW
HB (Foot flat) 3/8 to L between 4-5
CBM Turning at waist area only.
5
RF place to side small step without weight
Backing wall
IE of B
--
   


Outside Swivel Method 2

On step 3 above, more turn could be made so that the LF moves back DC with L toe pointing to wall. End facing wall.

Note--There is a sharp Foot Swivel on RF as the LF moves DC on step 3. Lady will turn only 1/8 to R on step 3.