Natural To Reverse

Viennese Waltz Natural to Reverse

This is a Bronze figure, used when switching from Natural Turn to Reverse Turn. Man dances RF Forward Change Step and Lady dances LF Backward Change Step. 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 (RF Forward Change Step)

Start with Man facing DC, turning 1/8 to step RF forward along LOD.

Step Timing Movement
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
RF fwd
FLOD
HT
1/8 to R btwn preceding step and 1
S
CBM
rise e/o 1
Previous step ends with some away. Between previous 3 and this 1, there is sway change.

Use small range of motion, connect R shoulder down to hip and foot. Don't use too much range of motion, which will make lady slide pass and end to the side. Need to keep lady in front of Man, right front to right front.
2
2
LF diagonally fwd
FDW
T
1/8 to R btwn 1 and 2
R

up on 2
L side leading. L leg swing fwd. hip travel faster than upper body. 
3
3
RF closes to LF
FDW
TH

R

up on 3, lower e/o 3

Lady (LF Backward Change Step)

Step Timing Movement
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
LF back
BLOD
TH
1/8 to R btwn preceding step and 1
S
CBM
rise e/o1, NFR
Do not take body back first. First, use the standing leg (RF), flex R knee joint and hip joint,  push off RF. 

Use small range of motion to step LF back. Then, head connect to LF.
2
2
RF diagonally back
BDW
T
1/8 to R btwn 1 and 2
L

up on 2
Swing hip and R leg back. It is R shoulder lead, but do not allow shoulder to rotate. Swing rib cage back. allow hips to open. Pull stomach muscle back. Give and keep R side to Man.

Lower center travels faster than upper center in backward action. 

Head counter balance the swing. Do not take head to RF. Keep head over LF whole time.

3
LF closes to RF
BDW
TH

L

up on 3, lower e/o3
Use RF invite and draw LF in. Stay grounded. Do not lift LF and place it next to RF. 

Keep head left. 

Note: After the first half of a natural turn, to change to reverse turns, the man can perform the LF Backward Change Step (the Lady's part above), while the lady does the RF forward change.