Curved Three Step

Foxtrot Curved Three Step (*)

Foxtrot Curved Three Step is 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.

(*) Not listed in "gray book", but often danced.


  1. S: LF fwd | Facing LOD | HT

  2. Q: RF fwd, R shoulder leading | Center | T | Total 1/2 turn to L between 2-3 | Sway(L) | rise e/o 1

  3. Q: LF fwd | Facing Against LOD | TH | Sway(L) | up, lower e/o 2


  1. S: RF back | BLOD | TH | Sway(R) | rise e/o 1, NFR

    • More rotation, travels less.

    • Follow the Man's center. Lower R shoulder to R ship.

    • Avoid turning shoulder to L, which pulls away from Man and cross his tie line.

  2. Q: LF back, L shoulder leading | Wall | TH | 1/2 turn to L between 2-3 | Sway(R) | up, NFR, lower e/o 2

    • With shaping, head can open to R. But pay attention to not cross the tie line.

    • (can keep head L as well)

  3. Q: RF back | Backing Against LOD | T | Sway(S) | CBM | --