Natural Weave

Foxtrot Natural Weave

This is a Bronze 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.


  1. S: RF fwd | LOD | HT | Start to turn R | Sway(S) | CBM | rise at e/o 1

  2. Q: LF to side | Backing almost DC | T | Just under 3/8 between 1-2 | Sway(R) | Up

    • The continuance of the turn between 2-3 is very important. Less turn can be made between 1-2.

    • It's really a forward step, then transfer weight and turn shoulders and ribs to right, to lead lady outside partner.

  3. Q: RF back, R side leading | Backing DC | T | Slight turn to R between 2-3 | Sway(S) | Up

  4. Q: LF back in CBMP | Backing DC | T | -- | Sway(L) | Up

    • TH may be used on this step 4. the rise will be "Up NFR on step 5"

  5. Q: RF back | Backing DC | T | Start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | Up

  6. Q: LF to side and slightly fwd | Pointing DW | T | 1/4 between 5-6, Body turns less | Sway(R) | Up

  7. Q: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | Facing DW | TH | -- | Sway(R) | Up, lower e/o 7

  8. S: LF fwd | Facing DW | H | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --


  1. S: LF back | BLOD | TH | Start to turn R | Sway(S) | CBM | rise slightly end of 1, NFR

    • At the end of S, pay special attention not to drop left shoulder. Keep it very "up".

    • Scooping action, keep head movement smooth.

  2. Q: RF close to LF (Heel Turn) | DC | HT | 3/8 between 1-2 | Sway(L) | cont to rise on 2

    • If Man shapes, Lady turns her head to R. (can keep head left. But if Lady turns her head to R, make sure she doesn't go into his space. Lady still needs to stay left. No crooked neck.)

    • Though it says "cont to rise on 2", Foxtrot, in general, is very flat. Often, Lady tends to pop up to much. Stay fairly flat. Absorb rise with knee

    • Connect R shoulder down, grounded, drive through R side.

    • Compared to normal Natural Turn, this heel turn in Natural Weave has less turn, but body kept rotate to R, it becomes L side positive to prepare for OP.

    • Suppress the rise, stay flat.

  3. Q: LF fwd, preparing to step OP, L side leading | DC | T | -- | Sway(S) | Up

    • Do not pop up, stay flat, absorb rise with knee.

    • Think about extend right side even more, do not drop left side.

    • Shaping: head could turn right, but keep head weight left. Do not get into Man's space.

    • Different from Natural Turn: hips stay square, but frame continues to turn to do left side leading so lady can step OP on step 4 in Natural Weave.

  4. Q: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | DC | T | -- | Sway(R) | Up

    • Shaping: head right

    • Flat (Whenever there are multiple's of Qs in Quickstep, rise is suppressed, stay flat)

  5. Q: LF fwd | DC | T | Start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | Up

    • Shaping: head right

    • Head/spine all on left side of body, connect down to LF.

    • The weave part can be repeated.

    • Some prefer the last weave to have the rise (signaling the end of weave) on LF

  6. Q: RF to side | Backing Wall | TH | 1/8 between 5-6 | Sway(L) | Up

    • Swing R side/ R leg. RF point fwd first, then turn feet. Head will turn to L as well.

    • Shaping: head turn back to left on this step.

  7. Q: LF back in CBMP | Backing DW | TH | 1/8 between 6-7, Body turns less | Sway(L) | Up. NFR Lower e/o 7

    • L shoulder forward.

  8. S: RF back | Backing DW | T | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --


    • The way to tell what step Man is leading Lady into:

      • Natural Turn: Man does not shape, Man does not turn.

      • Natural Weave, Man shapes body, leads Lady to turn their head to R. Man does not turn body to his R.

      • Hover Cross: Man shapes and turns.

    • The Weave can go more toward center or down the floor, depending on how close the couple is to the center.

    • Silver and Gold: The Natural Weave may be started in PP in which case the Lady would omit her Heel Turn and step diagonally forward RF on step 2. Precedes would be: Open Telemark, Hover Telemark to PP, Outside Swivel, Open Impetus

Preceding Figures

  1. Change Of Direction

  2. Closed Telemark

  3. Hover Telemark

  4. Hover Telemark to PP

  5. Natural Turn

  6. Natural Twist Turn

  7. Open Impetus

  8. Three Step

Following Figures

  1. Three Step

  2. Change Of Direction

  3. Hover Telemark

  4. Reverse Wave

  5. Top Spin (check back after step 6)

  6. Outside Swivel (check back after step 6)

  7. Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot (at corner)