Viennese Waltz Reverse Fleckerl
The Viennese Waltz Reverse Fleckerl 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.
Commencing facing LOD (any other alignment is possible)
This figure can turn 1 full turn or up to 2 turns, up to dancers.
1: LF fwd, toe turned out (small step) | Pointing center | HB | 1/4 to L btwn preceding step and 1 | Nil | CBM | Nil
LF is the center of pivoting action.
Left side diagonally fwd.
The one crossing in front is the center of the turn.
2: RF to side and slightly back, with 1/2 weight | Facing DW Against LOD | B | 3/8 to L btwn 1 and 2 | - | -
3: LF crosses in front of RF | Facing LOD | BH | 3/8 to L btwn 2 and 3 | - | -
1: RF to side and slightly back to inside edge of Lady's LF | Facing DC | BHB | 1/8 to L btwn 3 and 4 | - | -
Lady will be center of the turn (she's crossing in front.)
2: LF crosses behind RF, 1/2 weight (a type of twist turn) | Facing DW Against LOD | B | 1/2 to L 4 and 5 | - | -
3: End weight on RF | Facing LOD | BH | 3/8 to L 5 and 6 | - | -
1: RF to side and slightly back to inside edge of Man's LF | Facing DW Against LOD | BHB | 1/8 to L btwn preceding step and 1 | - | -
Keep left side forward and positive, with partner. Do not rotate left shoulder away from Man.
2: LF crosses behind RF, pat weight, weight (a type of twist turn) | Facing DC | B | 1/2 to L btwn 1 and 2 | - | -
Lady is the momentum. LF crossing behind is the whip of the turn. Man is the stabilizing the center of the turn.
3: RF to side, small step. | Facing Against LOD | BH | 3/8 to L btwn 2 and 3 | - | -
Use the foot. Remain in the circle. This is not a big step.
1: LF fwd, slightly cross RF, in between partner's feet | Pointing to Wall | BH | 1/4 to L btwn 3 and 4 | - | CBM | -
Keep left side fwd, left side positive. Do not cross center with Man.
2: RF fwd, part weight | DC | B | 3/8 to L btwn 4 and 5 | - | -
After RF fwd, swivel on RF.
3: LF crosses loosely in front of RF | BLOD | BH | 3/8 to L btwn 5 and 6 | - | -
For both Man and Lady, there is a strong rotation, so there must be a foot swivel on the ball of the flat foot on each step.
When the steps are repeated, the Man will dance step 1 as lady's step 4 (draw LF back to RF, L heel closes to inside edge of RF).