Four Quick Run

Quickstep Four Quick Run

The Quickstep Four Quick Run is a Silver 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

  1. S: RF back | Backing LOD | THT | start to turn L | CBM | Rise e/o 1

  2. Q: LF to side and slightly fwd | Pointing DW | T | 3/8 between 1-2 body turns less | Up

  3. Q: RF fwd in CBMP | Facing DW | T | slight body turn to L | Up

  4. Q: LF diag fwd | Facing DW | T | -- | Up

  5. Q: RF crosses behind LF | Facing DW | T | -- | up

  6. S: LF diag fwd | Facing DW | TH | -- | Up. Lower e/o 6

  7. S: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | Facing DW | H | -- | CBM

Follower

  1. S: LF fwd | Facing LOD | HT | start to turn L | CBM | Rise e/o 1

    • Don't be back-weighted, avoid being steppy, keep smooth motion.

    • Keep left side strongly to the Man all through the steps.

  2. Q: RF to side | Backing wall | T | 1/4 between 1-2 | Up

    • Swivel RF so R knee won't be in Man's way

    • A series of backward steps - keep body upward and forward toward partner.

    • Lengthen R side of body, take head strongly left, outside of L elbow.

    • Do not think about rotating upper body to R, which can take spine off standing leg.

  3. Q: LF back in CBMP | Backing DW | T | 1/8 between 2-3 body turns less | Up

  4. Q: RF diag back | Backing DW | T | -- | Up

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

  6. S: RF diag back | Backing DW | TH | -- | Up. Lower e/o 6

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

Note:

  • Don't be back-weighted, avoid being steppy, keep smooth motion.

Preceding Figures

  1. Chasse Reverse Turn

  2. Closed Impetus

  3. Closed Telemark

  4. Fish Tail

  5. Forward Lock

  6. Hover Corte

  7. Natural Spin Turn

  8. Progressive Chasse

  9. Progressive Chasse To Right

  10. Quarter Turn to Right

  11. Quick Open Reverse

  12. Running Finish

  13. Six Quick Run

  14. Tipple Chasse To Right

  15. V6

Following Figures

  1. Running Right Turn

  2. Natural Turn And Back Lock

  3. Natural Pivot Turn

  4. Natural Spin Turn

  5. Natural Turn With Hesitation

  6. Natural Turn

  7. Quarter Turn to Right

  8. Forward Lock

  9. V6 (at corner, LF back with Lady OP, TH, S, into 2-12 V6)

  10. Fish Tail

  11. Tipsy To L (into 2-12 V6; or into 2-5 Back Lock down LOD)

  12. Six Quick Run (LF back with Lady OP, TH, S, into Six Quick Run)