Natural Zig-Zag from PP

Foxtrot Natural Zig-Zag from Promenade Position

The Foxtrot Natural Zig-Zag from Promenade Position (PP) 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. S: RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP | Facing DW, moving along LOD | HT | Start to turn R | Sway(S) | CBM | Rise e/o 1

  2. Q: LF to side | Backing center | T | 1/8 between 1-2 | Sway(S) | Up

  3. Q: RF back in CBMP | Backing center | T | Start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | Up

    • Different alignment for Man and Lady on steps 3-4.

  4. Q: LF to side and slightly fwd | Pointing DW | T | 1/8 between 3-4, body turns less | Sway(R) | Up

  5. Q: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | Facing DW | TH | - | Sway(R) | Up. Lower e/o 5

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

Follower

  1. S: LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP | Facing DC, moving along LOD | HT | Start to turn R | Sway(S) | CBM (slight) | Rise e/o 1

    • Do not drop R side, ribs to Man.

    • Man is doing swiveling through his feet. Lady changes from PP to Man's L side and then R side, OP.

  2. Q: RF diag fwd, preparing to step OP on L side | Facing DC | T | 1/8 between 1-2 | Sway(S) | Up

    • Use glute, pick up the hip fwd, Swing hip fwd and up.

    • Take head to L and keep head head through the rest of steps.

    • Do not try making connection by arching the back.

    • Have loose contact with Man, sliding from one side to another.

  3. Q: LF fwd in CBMP, OP on L side | Facing DC | T | Start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | Up

    • Different alignment for Man and Lady on steps 3-4.

  4. Q: RF to side | Backing Wall | TH | 1/8 between 3-4, body turns less | Sway(L) | Up

    • Use L glute to push. Swing R hip.

  5. Q: LF back in CBMP | Backing DW | TH | - | Sway(L) | Up. Lower e/o 5

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

Note:

  • Lady: do not drop R side.

Preceding Figures

  1. Hover Telemark

  2. Hover Telemark to PP

  3. Open Impetus

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

  5. Outside Swivel

Following Figures

  1. Three Step

  2. Change Of Direction

  3. Hover Telemark

  4. Reverse Wave (normal; or if ended DC)

  5. Reverse Turn (if ended DC)

  6. Closed Telemark (if ended DC)

  7. Open Telemark and Feather Ending (if ended DC)

  8. Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot (if ended DC)

  9. Bounce Fallaway with Weave Ending (if ended DC)

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