Passing Natural Turn

Quickstep Passing Natural Turn

The Quickstep Passing Natural 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: RF fwd, CBMP in PP | Pointing DW, Body Facing Wall | HT

    • Starting in Promenade Position.

  2. Q: LF to side, slightly back | BLOD | T | turning to R

    • Drive off R leg, L leg swing ahead of body, allow diagonal stretch

  3. Q: RF back, R shoulder leading | BLOD | TH

    • Man changing track from lane 1 (in step 1) to lane 3 (step 3)


  1. S: LF across fwd, in CBMP, in PP | Moving DW, pointing LOD | HT

    • Starting in Promenade Position.

  2. Q: RF fwd small step, in between partner's feet | LOD | T

    • Stay on Man's R side when he changes lanes. Small step, do not block Man.

    • Swing R side. Body dance to the right, leave head behind, keep head weight left, do not let head weight join R side of body.

  3. Q: LF fwd, L shoulder leading, prepare for stepping OP in CBMP | LOD | TH

Note: This figure is not in the "book", but is often danced.