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.