Quick Open Reverse

Foxtrot Quick Open Reverse (*)

The Foxtrot Quick Open Reverse is a Silver 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.

(*) This figure is not listed in the "gray book", but is often danced.

Leader

  1. S: LF fwd | Facing LOD (or DC) | HT | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | rise e/o 1

    • If commenced DC, turn 1/4 between 1-2.

  2. Q: RF to side | Backing DW | T | 3/8 between 1-2 | Sway(L) | up

  3. &: LF back in CBMP | Backing LOD | T | 1/8 between 2-3 | Sway(L) | up

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

  5. Q: LF side slightly fwd | DW | T | 3/8 to L

  6. Q: RF fwd CMBP OP | FDW | TH | lower

Follower

  1. S: RF back | BLOD (or BDC) | TH | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | start to rise e/o 1, NFR

    • Curve the step.

    • Preparing for L turn (Lady is inside of turn): Lower part of body is rotary, upper body is on sway plane. Connect R shoulder down to R hip (turning the dial).

    • For left turning figures, upper body turns less. If arms are draped down, L arm is in front.

    • Keep left side strongly to the Man all through the steps.

  2. Q: LF to side and slightly fwd | Pointing to LOD | T | 1/2 to L between 1-2, Body turns less | Sways(R) | up

    • The movement is still same direction back, foot is pointing LOD.

    • Swing L hip and L side through an upward diagonal (push from the R hip), do not put head weight forward too quickly. Feel the lightness. Body stretched.

  3. &: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | Facing LOD | T | slight body turn | Sway(R) | up

  4. Q: LF fwd | Facing LOD | T | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --

    • Changing from L side positive to R side positive.

  5. Q: RF side | BDW | TH | 3/8 turn to L |

    • Lengthen the R side. Take head to L. Turn the feet. Giving/keeping upper body and arms to partner.

  6. Q: LF back CBMP | BDW | TH

    • Body position is strongly to the right, head balance on the left.