Quick Open Reverse

Quickstep Quick Open Reverse

The Quickstep Quick Open Reverse 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.


  1. S: LF fwd | Facing LOD (or DC) | HT | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | rise e/o 1

    • If commenced DC, turn 1/4 between 1-2.

  2. Q: RF to side | Backing DW | T | 3/8 between 1-2 | Sway(L) | up

  3. Q: LF back in CBMP | Backing LOD | TH | 1/8 between 2-3 | Sway(L) | up, lower e/o 3

  4. S: RF back | Backing LOD | T | Sway(S) | CBM | --


  1. S: RF back | BLOD (or BDC) | TH | start to turn L| Sway(S) | CBM | start to rise e/o 1, NFR

    • Curve the step.

    • Preparing for L turn (Lady is inside of turn): Lower part of body is rotary, upper body is on sway plane. Connect R shoulder down to R hip (turning the dial).

    • If sternum is turning to L, same as lower part of body, then Man will feel being pulled.

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

  2. Q: LF to side and slightly fwd | Pointing to LOD | T | 1/2 to L between 1-2 Body turns less | Sway(R) | up

    • The movement is still same direction back, foot is pointing LOD.

    • Swing L hip and L side through an upward diagonal, do not put head weight forward too quickly.

    • Right side and hip to Man.

    • Shape head to right by rotating body underneath head on QQ,

  3. Q: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | Facing LOD | TH | slight body turn | Sway(R) | up, lower e/o 3

    • R hip is quite forward to Man.

  4. S: LF fwd | Facing LOD | H | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --


  • When this is the danced after a Forward Lock, one walk on S is added (Man RF fwd, Lady LF back)

    • Prepping the walk: get to knees, hip rotate to R, which gives more room to move as well.

  • When the Progressive Chassé is danced after an underturned Natural Spin Turn or an Impetus Turn as an entry to the Quick Open Reverse, the normal alignment of the Progressive Chassé will be (from Man's view):

    • 1. Backing DC against LOD

    • 2. Pointing DC

    • 3,4,5 Facing DC.

  • When the Progressive Chassé is taken after a Natural Spin turn danced with normal alignment it will be:

    • 1 Backing DC

    • 2 Pointing to LOD

    • 3,4,5 Facing LOD

Preceding Figures

  1. Double Reverse Spin

  2. Forward Lock

  3. Heel Pivot (Quarter Turn To Left)

  4. Progressive Chasse

  5. Reverse Pivot

  6. Running Finish

  7. Running Right Turn

  8. Tipple Chasse To Right

  9. V6

  10. Zig-Zag, Back Lock And Running Finish

Following Figures

  1. Progressive Chasse

  2. Reverse Pivot (after step 3)

  3. Four Quick Run

  4. Heel Pivot (Quarter Turn To Left) (after 1-3 of Quick Open Reverse)

  5. Hover Corte