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).

The figure can complete one or two full turns, depending upon the dancers.

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).

Always try to maintain parallel to partner. Don't think about turning shoulders.

This is heel lead. 

There is no super big shape because of the amount of rotation and speed, but keep center to Man. Think about L elbow/arm going forward left.
2 2 RF crosses behind LF, 1/2 weight (a type of twist turn)
DW
B
1/2 to R btwn 1 and 2
-

-
Pull ab muscle, keep body lined up. Do not stick butt out. No big shape. 

Keep momentum going. Keep L side fwd, but do not lift L elbow. Arm flat.
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, slightly cross, btwn Man's feet
BDW
BH 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 loosely in front of LF
BLOD
BH
3/8 to R btwn 5 and 6
-

-
It's not tight cross at ankles, it's loosely crossing at knee level.

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.