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Turning Lock to R

Waltz Turning Lock to R

Waltz Turning Lock to R 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.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
RF back R side leading Down LOD T - L or R - Start to rise e/o 1 Sway: LLSS or RRSS
2 & LF crosses loosely in front of RF Facing center T 1/4 to R btwn 1-2 L or R - Continue to rise 2 and 3  
3 2 RF to side and slightly fwd, small step, btwn partner's feet FDC T 1/8 btwn 2-3 S - -
4 3 LF diag. fwd, left side leading in PP Pointing DC, body facing LOD TH Slight body turn to R S - Up. Lower e/o 4

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
LF fwd L side leading Down LOD T - R or L - Start to rise e/o 1 Lady will not brush on preceding Natural Spin Turn, but brush towards when moving into step 4 of Turning Lock to R.
Sway: either RRSS, or LLSS
2 & RF crosses loosely behind LF Backing center T 1/4 to R btwn 1-2 R or L - Continue to rise on 2 and 3  
3 2 LF to side and slightly back BDC T 1/8 btwn 2-3 S - -
4 3 RF to side in PP, having brushed towards LF Pointing to Center, moving DC TH 3/8 btwn 3-4, body turns less S - Up. Lower e/o 4

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