Waltz Back Lock
The Waltz Back Lock is Braonze 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.
The Technical Details of the Back Lock are similar to the Quickstep Back Lock.
Count 1: LF back in CBMP | Backing DW | TH | -- | -- | CBM | start to rise e/o 1, NFR
Count 2 (1/2 beat): RF BW | Backing DW | T | -- | -- | Continue to rise on 2 and 3
Count & (1/2 beat): LF crosses in front of RF | Backing DW | T | -- | -- |
Count 3: RF diag and back | Backing DW | TH | -- | -- | Up. Lower e/o 4
Count 1: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | FDW | HT | -- | -- | slight CBM | start to rise e/o 1
Avoid jutting foot out before body moves
All steps: push, drive big steps. Keep pressure on floor.
When in outside partner position: hips turned but it is still quite "up" to the partner, shoulder square with partner, then, even more rotation to get momentum for next step.
Travels DW, body should be facing between wall and DW. Feel slight inclination and stretch up through the R side of the body/rib cage. Lengthen R side, counter balance from head through the body.
Don't drop R shoulder. keep R shoulder flat. Lady's left shoulder is quite forward.
Pretend you are going between 2 glass panes.
Keep head left.
Count 2: LF diag fwd | FDW | T | -- | -- | cont to rise on 2 and 3
keep feet parallel FDW
Count &: RF cross behind LF | FDW | T | -- | -- | --
Lock is lead by moving more toward LOD relative to step 2
Count 3: LF diag fwd | FDW | TH | -- | -- | Up, lower e/o 4
next step, starts CBMP
Natural Turn (4-6)
Hesitation Change (4-6)
Fallaway Whisk (standard, or with turn at corner)
Back Whisk (standard, or with turn at corner)
Outside Spin (underturned)