Reverse Fleckerl

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.

Man

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 | - | -

Lady

  • 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

    • Lady start from BLOD position, RF is really stepping fwd (that's why it's "Face DW against LOD"), but because of strong rotation, it ends like side and slightly back.

    • Keep left side forward and positive, with partner. Do not rotate left shoulder away from Man.

  • 2: LF crosses behind RF, part 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 | Facing against LOD | BH | 3/8 to L btwn 5 and 6 | - | -

Note:

    • The amount of turn: can do 1 full turn up to 2 full turns (as shown above).

    • 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).

Preceding Figures

  1. Reverse Fleckerl

  2. Reverse Turn

Following Figures

  1. Contra Check

  2. Reverse Turn

  3. Reverse Fleckerl (normal; or 1-3 Reverse Fleckerl, 4-6 Reverse Turn)