Change of Direction
Quickstep Change of Direction
The Quickstep Change Of Direction is a Bronze Level figure, listed as an additional step that can be danced in Medal Tests. 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.
S: LF fwd | FDW | H | starts to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | --
S: RF diag fwd, R side leading | DW R toe pointing LOD | IE of TH | 1/4 to L bwtn 1-3 | Sway(S)
S: LF closes to RF, slightly fwd without weight | FDC | IE of T (LF) | Sway(L) | --
S: LF fwd in CBMP | FDC | H | Sway(S) | CBM | --
S: RF back | BDW | TH | starts to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | --
S: LF diag back, L side leading | BDW | T IE of TH | 1/4 to L btwn 1-3 | Sway(S) | --
After stepping, pull left hip back, leave L knee fwd, to allow using the standing leg to draw R leg.
If you don't pull left hip back, it's easy for the step to become back weighted.
S: RF closes to LF, slightly back without weight | BDC | IE of T (RF) | Sway(R) | --
S: RF back in CBMP | BDC | T | Sway(S) | CBM | --
Progressive Chasse To Right (step 4 of Change of Direction would not be taken in CBMP when followed by Progressive Chasse To Right)
Cross Chasse (at corner)