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Back Lock

Waltz Back Lock

The Waltz Back Lock is Braonze 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.

The Technical Details of the Back Lock are similar to the Quickstep Back Lock.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
LF back in CBMP
Backing DW
TH --
--
CBM start to rise e/o 1, NFR

2
2 (1/2 beat)
RF BW
Backing DW T -- --
Continue to rise on 2 and 3

3
& (1/2 beat)
LF crosses in front of RF
Backing DW T -- --


4
3
RF diag and back Backing DW TH --
--
Up. Lower e/o 4

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment
Footwork    Turn  Sway
CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
FDW HT
--
--
slight
start to rise e/o 1
All steps: push, drive big steps. Keep pressure on floor.
travels DW, body should be facing between wall and DW.
do not lean on Lady or drop R shoulder. keep R shoulder flat.
Lady's left shoulder is quite foward.
2
2
LF diag fwd
FDW
T
--
--
  cont to rise on 2 and 3
keep feet parallel FDW
3
&
RF cross behind LF
FDW
T
--
--
  --
Lock is lead by moving more toward LOD relative to step 2
4
3
LF diag fwd
FDW
TH
--
--
  Up, lower e/o 4 next step, starts CBMP