V6

Quickstep V6

The Quickstep V6 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.

Leader

  1. S: LF back | Backing DC | TH | CBM | start to rise e/o 1 | NFR

  2. Q: RF back R side leading | Backing DC | T | continue to rise on 2 and 3

  3. Q: LF crosses in front of RF | Backing DC | T

  4. S: RF back | Backing DC | TH | Up. Lower e/o 4

  5. S: LF back in CBMP | Backing DC | TH | start to rise e/o 5, NFR

  6. Q: RF back | Backing DC | T | start to turn L | CBM | continue to rise on 6

  7. Q: LF to side and slightly fwd | Point DW | TH | 1/4 between 6-7 Body turns less | Up. Lower e/o 8

  8. S: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | Facing DW | H | CBM

  9. Steps 9-12: continue with 2-5 of Forward Lock

Follower

  1. S: RF fwd | Facing DC | HT | CBM | start to rise e/o 1

    • This is often the last step of previous figure.

  2. Q: LF fwd L side leading | Facing DC | T | continue to rise on 2 and 3

    • (Left side leading doesn't mean power comes from left side. It means left side is in front of the body.)

    • Left side is picked up through diagonal. Right shoulder is connected down.

    • Keep right side moving through the Man, that's where power comes out of.

  3. Q: RF crosses behind LF | Facing DC | T | -

  4. S: LF fwd, preparing to step OP | Facing DC | TH | Up, Lower e/o 4

  5. S: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | Facing DC | HT | Start to rise e/o 5

  6. Q: LF fwd | Facing DC | T | start to turn L | CBM | Continue to rise on 6

    • Take head and spine to left foot to make the turn. Don't shape too eager/early which will pull the Man.

  7. Q: RF to side and slightly back | Backing DW | TH | 1/4 between 6-7 Body turns less | Up. Lower e/o 7

    • Shape head to right on QQ (step 5 and 6) and return head to normal on last S.

    • RF needs to swivel to left to avoid hitting knee with Man on S

  8. S: LF back in CBMP | Backing DW | T | CBM

    • Head returns to normal left.

  9. Steps 9-12 continue with 2-5 of Back Lock

Notes:

  • For side leading position: low center (hip, belly button area) is turned ~ 1/8 relative to feet, then upper body (sternum) is turned another 1/8.

Preceding Figures

  1. Closed Impetus

  2. Fish Tail

  3. Forward Lock

  4. Four Quick Run

  5. Hover Corte

  6. Natural Spin Turn

  7. Progressive Chasse

  8. Progressive Chasse To Right

  9. Quarter Turn to Right

  10. Running Finish

  11. Tipple Chasse To Right

  12. Tipsy To L

Following Figures

  1. Running Right Turn

  2. Natural Turn And Back Lock

  3. Natural Pivot Turn

  4. Natural Spin Turn

  5. Natural Turn With Hesitation

  6. Natural Turn

  7. Quarter Turn to Right

  8. Forward Lock

  9. Fish Tail

  10. Quick Open Reverse (after 6-8 of V6 overturned to LOD)

  11. Four Quick Run (at corner, LF back with Lady OP, TH, S, into Four Quick Run)

  12. Tipsy To L (into 2-5 Back Lock down LOD)

  13. Six Quick Run (LF back with Lady OP, TH, S, into Six Quick Run)