Reverse Fleckerl

Viennese Waltz Reverse Fleckerl

The Viennese Waltz Reverse Fleckerl 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.

Man

Commencing facing LOD (any other alignment is possible)

This figure can turn 1 full turn or up to 2 turns, up to dancers.

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
LF fwd, toe turned out (small step)
Pointing center
HB
1/4 to L btwn preceding step and 1
Nil
CBM
Nil
LF is the center of pivoting action. 

Left side diagonally fwd.

The one crossing in front is the center of the turn. 
2
2
RF to side and slightly back, with 1/2 weight
Facing DW Against LOD
B
3/8 to L btwn 1 and 2
-

-

3
3
LF crosses in front of RF
Facing LOD
BH
3/8 to L btwn 2 and 3
-

-

4
1
RF to side and slightly back to inside edge of Lady's LF
Facing DC
BHB
1/8 to L btwn 3 and 4
-

-
Lady will be center of the turn (she's crossing in front.)
5
2
LF crosses behind RF, 1/2 weight (a type of twist turn)
Facing DW Against LOD
B
1/2 to L 4 and 5
-

-

6
3
End weight on RF
Facing LOD
BH
3/8 to L 5 and 6
-

-

Lady


Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1 1 RF to side and slightly back to inside edge of Man's LF
Facing DW Against LOD
BHB
1/8 to L btwn preceding step and 1
-

-
Keep left side forward and positive, with partner. Do not rotate left shoulder away from Man.
2 2 LF crosses behind RF, pat weight, weight (a type of twist turn)
Facing DC
B
1/2 to L btwn 1 and 2
-

-
Lady is the momentum. LF crossing behind is the whip of the turn. Man is the stabilizing the center of the turn.
3 3 RF to side, small step.
Facing Against LOD
BH
3/8 to L btwn 2 and 3
-

-
Use the foot. Remain in the circle. This is not a big step.
4
1
LF fwd, slightly cross RF, in between partner's feet Pointing to Wall
BH
1/4 to L btwn 3 and 4
-
CBM
-
Keep left side fwd, left side positive. Do not cross center with Man.
5
2
RF fwd, part weight DC
B
3/8 to L btwn 4 and 5
-

-
After RF fwd, swivel on RF.
6
3
LF crosses loosely in front of RF
BLOD
BH
3/8 to L 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.
  • When the steps are repeated, the Man will dance step 1 as lady's step 4 (draw LF back to RF, L heel closes to inside edge of RF).