Reverse To Natural

Viennese Waltz Reverse to Natural

This is a Bronze figure, used when switching from Reverse Turn to Natural Turn. Man dances LF Forward Change Step and Lady dance RF Backward Change Step. 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/Lady (LF Forward Change Step)

Start with Man facing DW, turning 1/8 to step LF forward along LOD.

  • 1: LF fwd | FLOD | HT | 1/8 to L btwn preceding step and 1 | Sway(S) | CBM | rise e/o 1

  • 2: RF diagonally fwd | FDC | T | 1/8 to L btwn 1 and 2 | Sway(L) | up on 2

  • 3: LF closes to RF | FDC | TH | Sway(L) | up on 3, lower e/o 3

Lady/Man (RF Backward Change Step)

Start with Lady BDW, turning 1/8 to L, RF stepping BLOD.

  • 1: RF back | BLOD | TH | 1/8 to L btwn preceding step and 1 | Sway(S) | CBM | rise e/o 1, NFR

    • Allow body to connect to hips.

    • Make sure head/body stay left, do not cross Man's tie line.

  • 2: LF diagonally back | BDC | T | 1/8 to L btwn 1 and 2 | Sway(R) | up on 2

    • Lady can shape to R, turn head to R.

  • 3: RF closes to LF | BDC | TH | Sway(R) | up on 3, lower e/o3

    • L knee stay flexed when inviting/drawing RF in. RF underneath body, keep pressure against floor. Do not lift and place RF.


  • After the first half of a reverse turn, to change to natural turn, the man can perform the RF Backward Change Step (the Lady's part above), while the lady does the LF forward change.

Preceding Figures

  1. Reverse Turn

Following Figures

  1. Natural Turn