Cross Swivel

QuickStep Cross Swivel

The QuickStep Cross Swivel 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.


  1. S: LF fwd | Facing DW | H | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | --

  2. S: RF closes (or nearly closes) to LF slightly back w/o weight | Facing DC | pressure on T of LF with foot flat and pressure on IE of T of RF | 1/4 to L between 1-2 | Sway(L) | --

    • Alternatively for styling, RF to side, knees inward

  3. S: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | Facing DC | H | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --


  1. S: RF back | BDW | TH | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM

    • Use hip joint to start the turn, standing knee (L knee) stays forward over the standing foot (LF), do not move the knee off the standing foot.

    • Use ab muscle to pull to the back of foot, do not leave middle fwd and shoulder weight back.

    • Heel of RF does not lower until the turn is completed.

  2. S: LF closes to RF slightly fwd w/o weight | Backing DC | H then IE of T | 1/4 between 1-2 | Sway(R) | --

    • Alternatively for styling, LF to side, knee inward, a little space is ok.

    • Body forms a line, slanted straight to R, keep left side lifted. Give R side to Man. Stay connected.

    • Turn head to R.

  3. S: LF back in CBMP | Backing DC | T | -- | Sway(S) | CBM

    • Arms "breathe", give arms to R.

Preceding Figures

  1. Double Reverse Spin

  2. Heel Pivot (Quarter Turn To Left)

  3. Reverse Pivot

Following Figures

  1. Tipple Chasse To Right

  2. Running Finish

  3. Fish Tail

  4. Tipsy To R (After LF back with Lady OP, TH, S, into Tipsy to R)