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

    • From previous step, compress into R hip/shoulder. Use range of motion to signal lady that she's turning to left, sending her to inside of turn.

    • After stepping onto LF, L shoulder is slightly lower than the R, shape through diagonal (Sway to L)

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

    • Total 3 steps to make 1/2 turn for the figure. Make the arc as smooth as possible. More rotation, not traveling as much.

    • Continue to stretch through the diagonal.

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

    • Small step fwd and then compress into L knee.


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

    • More rotation, travels less. T

    • Follow the Man with your center. Lower R shoulder to R hip.

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

  2. Q: LF back, L shoulder leading | Wall | T | 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 | TH | Sway(S) | CBM | --


  • Can be followed with Feather Finish.