Natural Turn

Viennese Waltz Natural Turn

The Viennese Waltz Natural Turn is a Bronze 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

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
LOD
HT
1/8 to R btwn preceding step and 1
S
CBM
rise e/o 1

2
2
LF to sdie
Back Center
T
1/4 to R btwn 1 and 2
R

up on 2

3
3
RF closes to LF
BDC
TH
1/8 to R btwn 2 and 3
R

up on 3, lower e/o 3

4
1 LF back and slightly to side
BLOD
TH
1/8 to R btwn 3 and 4
S
CBM
rise e/o4, NFR

5 2 RF to side
Pointig DC
T
3/8 to R btwn 4 and 5, body turns less
L

body rise btwn 5 and 6

6 3 LF closes to RF
FDC
Flat
body completes turn
L

lower e/o 6

Note:

  • Man may hold the preceding sway slightly at the beginning of steps 1 and 4.

Lady

Lady's steps are pretty much the same as Man's but doing 2nd half first, then 1st half of Man's steps.

Step Timing Movement
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
LF back and slightly to side
BLOD
TH
1/8 to R bwtn preceding step and 1
S
CBM
rise e/o 1, NFR

2
2
RF to sdie
PDC
T
3/8 to R btwn 1 and 2, body turns less
L

body rise btwn 2 and 3

3
3
LF closes to RF
FDC
Flat
body completes turn
L

lower e/o 3

4 1 RF fwd
FLOD
HT
1/8 to R btwn 3 and 4
S
CBM
rise e/o 4
Big step, really drive, so lady can continue to stay left. Otherwise, Lady ends in Man's space.
5 2 LF to side
Backing Center
T
1/4 to R btwn 4 and 5
R

up on 5

6
3 RF closes to LF
BDC
TH
1/8 to R btwn 5 and 6
R

up on 6, lower e/o 6


Note:
  • Slight shaping toward inside of the turn is ok.
  • There is no feet crossing in Natural Turn. On beat "3", feet are closed.