Back Lock

Quickstep Back Lock

The Quickstep Back Lock is a Bronze 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 or Follower

  1. S: LF back in CBMP | Backing DW | TH | -- | -- | CBM | start to rise e/o 1, NFR

  2. Q: RF BW | Backing DW | T | -- | -- | Continue to rise on 2 and 3

  3. Q: LF crosses in front of RF | Backing DW | T| -- | --

  4. S: RF diag and back | Backing DW | TH | -- | -- | Up. Lower e/o 4

  5. S: LF back in CBMP | Backing DW | T | -- | -- | CBM


  • When one is doing Back Lock, the partner is doing Forward Lock.

  • The Man (but not the Lady) may use foot rise at the end of 1.The Footwork would be THT, but left heel must not rise abruptly.

  • The Lady must release the toe of the left foot from the floor as it starts to move back to become step 3.

  • Body should be backing between wall and DW throughout.

  • Lock step has zero turn, more rotation. Rotate more to R.

Preceding Figures

  1. Progressive Chasse To Right

  2. Tipsy To L

Following Figures

  1. Closed Impetus

  2. Tipple Chasse To Right

  3. Running Finish

  4. Tipsy To R