Natural Spin Turn

Quickstep Natural Spin Turn

The Quickstep Natural Spin 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.

The footwork is the same as Waltz Natural Spin Turn. Timing: SQQSSS.

Leader

  1. S: RF fwd | FDW | HT | Start to turn R | Sway(S) | CBM | Start to rise at end of 1

  2. Q: LF to side | BDC | T | 1/4 between 1-2 | Sway(R) | Cont to rise on 2 and 3

    • Rise on toes, it will help to bring the feet together on 3rd step.

    • Have continuous swing of the leg through the step.

  3. Q: RF closes to LF | BLOD | TH | 1/8 between 2-3 | Sway(R) | Lower at end of 3

  4. S: LF back | BLOD, toe turned in | THT | 1/2 to R (pivot) | Sway(S) | CBM | No rise.

  5. S: RF fwd in CBMP | FLOD | HT | Cont to turn | Sway(S) | CBM | Rise e/o 5

  6. S: LF to side and slightly back | BDC | TH | 3/8 between 5-6 | Sway(S) | Up, Lower e/o 6

Follower

  1. S: LF back | BDW | TH | Starts to turn R | Sway(S) | CBM | Start to rise e/o 1, NFR

    • Leave head behind, turn body. Continue to keep head to left during the whole Natural Spin Turn.

  2. Q: RF to side | PLOD | T | 3/8 between 1-2, body turns less | Sway(L) | Cont to rise on 2 and 3

    • R side stretched, create sway shape.

  3. Q: LF closes to RF | FLOD | TH | body completes turn | Sway(L) | Lower e/o 3

    • S: RF fwd | FLOD | HT | 1/2 to R (pivot) | Sway(S) | CBM | No rise

  4. Keep head to far left, follow L elbow, outside circle. Extend.

  5. S: LF back and slightly side | BLOD | T | Cont to turn | Sway(S) | Rise e/o 5

    • Collect center back to the spine (do not leave center to Man)

  6. S: RF diagonally fwd after brushing to LF | FDC | TH | 3/8 between 5-6 | Sway(S) | Up. Lower e/o 6

    • Have the middle of body go forward to Man and keep leg moving, but leaving head behind which creates more extension, then head catches up. Don't pause body movement. Simply just leave head behind.

    • When connecting with V6 (QQS lock step), the footwork for this count becomes THT.

Preceding Figures

  1. Closed Telemark

  2. Cross Chasse

  3. Fish Tail

  4. Forward Lock

  5. Four Quick Run

  6. Heel Pivot (Quarter Turn To Left)

  7. Natural Pivot Turn

  8. Natural Turn

  9. Progressive Chasse

  10. Running Finish

  11. Running Right Turn

  12. Tipple Chasse To Right

  13. V6

  14. Zig-Zag, Back Lock And Running Finish

Following Figures

  1. Progressive Chasse

  2. Reverse Pivot

  3. Heel Pivot (Quarter Turn To Left)

  4. Four Quick Run

  5. V6 (2-12, heel should lower on previous step)

  6. Six Quick Run (heel should lower on previous step)

  7. Hover Corte