Quarter Turn to Right

This could start in closed position or outside partner position, depending on the previous step.

QuickStep Quarter Turn to Right

The QuickStep Quarter Turn to Right is 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.

Starting direction: DW or LOD (depending on previous figure)

Leader

  1. S: RF fwd | FDW | HT | Start to turn R | Sway(S) | CBM | start to rise e/o 1

    • Roll your foot, so it's not jerky.

    • When starting in closed position: step in between follower's legs.

    • When starting in outside partner position: step RF outside follower's R leg.

  2. Q: LF side | BC | T | 1/8 to R between 1-2 | Sway(R) | cont to rise on 2 and 3

  3. Q: RF closes to LF | BDC | T | 1/8 to R between 2-3 | Sway(R) | -- | No rise & fall

  4. S: LF side/slightly back | BDC | TH | -- | Sway(S) | Up, lower e/o 4

    • Don't let head and shoulder weight drop back. It's controlled action.

Follower

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

    • When starting a dance, this is not OP.

    • After initial figure, this will always be OP.

  2. Q: RF side | PDC | T | 1/4 to R between 1-2, body turns less | Sway(L) | cont to rise on 2 and 3

    • Keep head to let, do not allow head and shoulder to start going to the right

    • In Quarter Turn, the turn happens sooner (compared to heel turns), swing R leg/hip to side. Compared to Natural Turn, this is less effort (less turn).

  3. Q: LF close to RF | FDC | T | slight body turn | Sway(L) | -- | No rise & fall

    • In Quarter Turn, there is a check point at end of step 3 (not like Chasse which progressive, trapezoid movement).

  4. S: RF diagonal fwd | FDC | TH | -- | Sway(S) | Up, lower e/o 4

    • Finish square, inline. Step in between leader's legs.

Note:

  • If this figure starts facing LOD:

    • Leader: turn 1/4 to R between 1-2, and 1/8 between 2-3.

    • Follower: turn 3/8 to R between 1-2, body turns less, finish the turn on 3.

Preceding Figures

  1. Closed Telemark

  2. Fish Tail

  3. Four Quick Run

  4. Progressive Chasse

  5. Running Right Turn

  6. V6

Following Figures

  1. Progressive Chasse

  2. Reverse Pivot

  3. Heel Pivot (Quarter Turn To Left)

  4. Four Quick Run

  5. V6 (2-12, L heel should still lower on preceeding step)

  6. Six Quick Run (L heel should still lower on preceeding step)

  7. Hover Corte