Chasse Reverse Turn

Quickstep Chasse Reverse Turn

The Quickstep Chasse Reverse Turn is a Newcomer 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.


  1. S: LF fwd | FDC | HT | Starts to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | start to rise e/o 1

  2. Q: RF to side | BDW | T | 1/4 between 1-2 | Sway(L) | Up

  3. Q: LF closes to RF | BLOD | TH | 1/8 between 2-3 | Sway(L) | Up, lower e/o 3


  1. S: RF back | BDC | TH | Starts to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | start to rise e/o 1, NFR

    • Stay very left, upper body do not cross in front of Man.

    • Lady is inside of turn, R leg is curving out of Man's way.

  2. Q: LF to side | PLOD | T | 3/8 to L, body turns less | Sway(R) | Up

    • Body turns under head, end shaping to R. But keep R side and R hip more forward to Man.

    • Distance between L shoulder and head decreases. Do not let head pass Man's tie line.

  3. Q: RF closes to LF | FLOD | TH | body completes turn | Sway(R) | Up, lower e/o 3

    • Continue rotating arms to have arms be with Man, then prep for next step, e.g. Reverse Pivot


  • If Natural Pivot with Hesitation ends in LOD, turn 1/8 on step 1 in this Chasse Reverse Turn.

Preceding Figures

  1. Change of Direction

  2. Double Reverse Spin

  3. Heel Pivot (Quarter Turn To Left)

  4. Natural Turn With Hesitation

  5. Reverse Pivot

Following Figures

  1. Progressive Chasse

  2. Reverse Pivot

  3. Heel Pivot (Quarter Turn To Left)

  4. Four Quick Run

  5. Hover Corte