Natural Turn with Hesitation
Quickstep Natural Turn with Hesitation
The Quickstep Natural Turn with Hesitation 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.
This can be used at corner or long side of room.
S: RF fwd | FDW | HT | Start to turn R | Sway(S) | CBM | start to rise e/o 1
Q: LF side | BDC | T | 1/4 to R between 1-2 | Sway(R) | Up
Q: RF closes to LF | BLOD | TH | 1/8 to R between 2-3 | Sway(R) | Up, lower e/o 3
S: LF back | BLOD | TH | cont to turn R | Sway(S) | CBM | -- |
S: RF to side | DC | IE of foot, WF | 3/8 between 4-5 | Sway(L) | --
Could turn 1/8 to face DC on new LOD. Followed by Chasse Reverse Turn. Or, turn 1/4 to face new LOD.
Can hold as many count as needed to avoid traffic, rest, etc.
S: LF closes to RF without weight | DC | ID of T (LF) | -- | Sway(L) | --
This could be the first step for next figure, stepping forward on S (HT) and continue with, for example, Quarter Turn to Right
S: LF back | BDW | TH | starts to turn R | Sway(S) | CBM | start to rise e/o 1, NFR
Take head and body to left foot, allow R hip to open, maintain head over left side. R side is stretched (do not have head go to right)
Q: RF side | PLOD | T | 3/8 between 1-2 | body turns less | Sway(L) | Up
Q: LF close to RF | FLOD | TH | body completes turn | Sway(L) | Up, lower e/o 3
Settle, dissolve the sway, lower, push on LF, before stepping next S.
Don't step too quickly to next S.
S: RF fwd | FLOD | HT | start to turn R | Sway(S) | CBM | --
S: LF to side | BDC | TH | 3/8 between 4-5 | Sway(R) | --
Could underturn, only 1/4 to face new LOD.
Always, always stay on Man's right side.
No rise in legs, just extend left side, the rise is in the body
S: RF closes to LF without weight | BDC | IE of T (RF) | - | Sway(R) | --
Sway in step 5-6 is optional.