Natural Fleckerl

Viennese Waltz Natural Fleckerl

The Viennese Waltz Natural Fleckerl 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.

Man

Commencing facing LOD (any other alignment is possible)

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
RF fwd btwn Lady's feet
FDW
HB
1/8 to R btwn preceeding step and 1
Nil
CBM
Nil

2
2
LF to side and slightly fwd with 1/2 weight, continue to turn on RF
BDW
B
1/2 to R btwn 1 and 2
-

-

3
3
Continue to turn on RF and take full weight on RF. LF held behind RF
Facing LOD
BH
3/8 to R btwn 2 and 3
-

-

4
1
LF to side and slightly fwd
FDW
HB
1/8 to R btwn 3 and 4
-

-

5
2
RF crosses behind LF, 1/2 weight (a type of twist turn)
BDW
B
1/2 to R btwn 4 and 5
-

-

6
3
Untwist on RF then LF to side, small step
Facing LOD
BH
3/8 to R btwn 5 and 6
-

-

Lady


Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1 1 LF to side and slightly fwd
BDW
HB 1/8 to R btwn preceding step and 1
-

-
Continue turning movement on RF from previous step, do not put LF down too early (that will cut down the turn).
2 2 RF crosses behind LF, 1/2 weight (a type of twist turn)
DW
B
1/2 to R btwn 1 and 2
-

-

3 3 Untwist on RF, then LF to side, small step
BLOD
BH
3/8 to R btwn 2 and 3
-

-

4
1
RF fwd btwn Man's feet
BDW
HB
1/8 to R btwn 3 and 4
-
CBM
-

5
2
LF to side and slightly fwd with 1/2 weight
DW
B
1/2 to R btwn 4 and 5
-

-

6
3
RF crosses in front of LF
BLOD
BH
3/8 to R btwn 5 and 6
-

-


Note:
  • For both Man and Lady, there is a strong rotation, so there must be a foot swivel on the ball of the flat foot on each step.