Tipsy to Right and Left

Quickstep Tipsy to Right and Left

The Quickstep Tipsy to Right and to Left are Gold Level figures. 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 patterns; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figures, techniques and practice routines that include them.

Tipsy to Right

Leader

  1. Q: RF to side (small step) | According to preceding figure | T | None, or up to 3/8 to R or L (see note) | Sway(S) | Slight rise on 1 and 2

  2. &: Move LF halfway towards RF | T | Sway(L/S) | Lower e/o 2

  3. Q: RF to side (small step) | IE of T and IE of T of LF | Sway(L/R) | Down, with sharp flexing of knees

Follower

  1. Q: LF to side (small step) | According to preceding figure | T | None, or up to 3/8 to R or L (see note) | Sway(S) | Slight rise on 1 and 2

    • Compact figure, bright and bubbly. Light on knees, cushioned. knees and legs have compression.

    • Lady is outside of turn, step would be bigger than Tipsy to Left.

    • Head shapes into the turn Not only shape the body, make sure head goes with the body line (head does stay straight up) Stretch diagonal.

    • When shaping to left, right side stretched. Do not rotate the shoulders. Keep right side connection with Man. Follow Man's hips Articulate head back to Left.

  2. &: Move RF halfway towards LF | T | Sway(R/S) | Lower e/o 2

    • Articulate head to L

  3. Q: LF to side (small step) | IE of T and IE of T of RF | Sway(R/L) | Down, with sharp flexing of knees

    • Finish with Lady's left side quite forward.

Note:

  • When a Tipsy is danced after a forward step on the LF any turn made will be to L. When it is danced after a step back on LF, any turn made will be to R.

Preceding Figures

  1. Back Lock

  2. Cross Swivel

  3. Double Reverse Spin

  4. Heel Pivot (Quarter Turn To Left)

  5. Hover Corte

  6. Natural Turn

  7. Natural Turn And Back Lock

  8. Progressive Chasse To Right

  9. Reverse Pivot

  10. Tipple Chasse To Right

  11. Tipsy To L

Following Figures

  1. Forward Lock (steps 2-5)

  2. Tipsy To L

Tipsy to Left

Leader

  1. Q: LF to side (small step) | According to preceding figure | T | None, or up to 3/8 to R | Sway(S) | Slight rise on 1 and 2

  2. &: Move RF halfway towards LF | T | Sway(L/S) | Lower e/o 2

  3. Q: LF to side (small step) | IE of T and IE of T of RF | Sway(L/R) | Down, with sharp flexing of knees

Follower

  1. Q: RF to side (small step) | According to preceding figure | T | None, or up to 3/8 to R or L (see note) | Sway(S) | Slight rise on 1 and 2

    • Lady is inside of turn. Small steps.

    • Articulate head to Right. When opening head, make sure to stay on Man's R side, stay in Man's arms (frame), do not get into Man's space.

  2. &: Move LF halfway towards RF | | T | Sway(R/S) | Lower e/o 2

    • Articulate head to R

  3. Q: RF to side (small step) | IE of T and IE of T of LF | Sway(R/L) | Down, with sharp flexing of knees

Note--Precede with a step forward on RF, OP in CBMP

Preceding Figures

  1. Fish Tail

  2. Forward Lock

  3. Four Quick Run

  4. Hover Corte

  5. Progressive Chasse

  6. Running Finish

  7. Running Right Turn

  8. Six Quick Run

  9. Tipple Chasse To Right

  10. Tipsy To R

  11. V6

Following Figures

  1. Back Lock (steps 2-5)

  2. Tipple Chasse To Right (steps 2-8)

  3. V6 (steps 2-12)

  4. Tipsy To R