Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot

Foxtrot Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot

The Foxtrot Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot is a 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.

Leader

  1. Q: LF fwd | Facing DC | HT | Start to turn L | - | CBM | Rise e/o 1

  2. Q: RF back in Fallaway R side leading | Backing DW, moving down LOD | T | 1/4 between 1-2 | - | Up

    • Do not lower R heel, otherwise the weight is likely to move too far back.

  3. Q: LF back in CBMP and Fallaway | Backing LOD | TH | 1/8 between 203, body turns less | - | Up. Lower e/o 3

  4. Q: RF back, LF held in CBMP | To center, toe turned in, end facing LOD or DW | THT | 1/8 on step 4 (Pivot) | - | CBM | -

    • RF should be pressed firmly into the floor.

Follower

  1. Q: RF back | Backing DC | TH | - | - | Rise e/o 1, NFR

    • Lady keeps her head to left during Fallaway. It gives a compact look.

    • Allow L hip to rotate. Do not leave L hip fwd, which will block Man.

    • Then connect R shoulder down.

  2. Q: LF back in Fallaway, L side leading | Backing DC, Moving down LOD | T | - | - | Up

    • Sometimes, this may be lead to go same diagonal direction, depending on previous alignment an choreography.

    • This step needs to be bigger (to stay behind Man, don't get in front of him). L hip stays open to clear way for Man.

    • Hips and body are both turning to L continuously.

  3. Q: RF back in CBMP and Fallaway (small step), LF held in CBMP | Backing DC, end facing center | T | 5/8 to L on 3 (Pivot) | - | CBM | Up. Lower e/o 3

    • Hips and body are both turning to L continuously.

    • Keep L hip open all the way through.

    • Lady can keep head to L, or turn to R. Try very hard to keep shape, ribs to Man.

  4. Q: LF fwd in CBMP, RF held in CBMP | To center, end backing LOD or DW | TH | 1/4 or 1/8 to L on 4 (Pivot) | - | CBM | -

    • Pivot on LF, keep shape, stay very left.

    • After pivoting, don't stop, keep the extension and continue with rotation, use L leg to push and continue turning into next step.

Notes:

    • Different timings that can be used on this figure: SQQS, SQQ&, SQ&Q, S&QQ, QQQQ. (S: 2 beats, Q: 1 beat, &: 1/2 beat)

    • When this figure is danced into corner, start DW or LOD to follow with a Reverse figure, DC of new LOD.

    • Depending on the previous alignment and choreography, e.g. if starting DW into corner, the 2nd step could be taken diagonal (instead of moving along LOD)

Preceding Figures

  1. Basic Weave

  2. Bounce Fallaway with Weave Ending

  3. Closed Impetus and Feather Finish

  4. Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot

  5. Feather Step

  6. Hover Cross

  7. Hover Feather

  8. Natural Hover Telemark

  9. Natural Telemark

  10. Natural Twist Turn

  11. Natural Weave

  12. Natural Zig-Zag from PP

  13. Open Telemark and Feather Ending

  14. Open Telemark, Natural Turn, Outside Swivel and Feather Ending

  15. Reverse Turn

  16. Top Spin

  17. Weave from PP

Following Figures

  1. Change Of Direction

  2. Hover Telemark

  3. Reverse Wave

  4. Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot

  5. Basic Weave (At corner)

  6. Open Telemark and Feather Ending (At corner)