Turning Lock to R
Waltz Turning Lock to R
Waltz Turning Lock to R is a Gold 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.
Count 1: RF back R side leading | Down LOD | T | - | Sway (L or R) | - | Start to rise e/o 1
Sway: LLSS or RRSS
Count &: LF crosses loosely in front of RF | Facing center | T | 1/4 to R btwn 1-2 | Sway (L or R) | - | Continue to rise 2 and 3
Count 2: RF to side and slightly fwd, small step, btwn partner's feet | FDC | T | 1/8 btwn 2-3 | Sway(S) | - | -
Count 3: LF diag. fwd, left side leading in PP | Pointing DC, body facing LOD | TH | Slight body turn to R | Sway(S) | - | Up. Lower e/o 4
Count 1: LF fwd L side leading | Down LOD | T | - | Sway (R or L) | - | Start to rise e/o 1
Lady will not brush on preceding Natural Spin Turn, but brush towards when moving into step 4 of Turning Lock to R.
Sway: either RRSS, or LLSS
Lady's head weight to left which helps the turn. Only turn to R going into count 3.
Count &: RF crosses loosely behind LF | Backing center | T | 1/4 to R btwn 1-2 | Sway (R or L) | - | Continue to rise on 2 and 3
Small step. hip fwd
Count 2: LF to side and slightly back | BDC | T | 1/8 btwn 2-3 | Sway(S) | - | -
LF sort of around Man, bigger step, so Lady can stay behind Man. Stretch. After weight is on LF, articulate head to PP.
Count 3: RF to side in PP, having brushed towards LF | Pointing to Center, moving DC | TH | 3/8 btwn 3-4, body turns less | Sway(S) | - | Up. Lower e/o 4
Keep big step. There are continuously big steps, if one step is shorter, it stops momentum. Body dance smoothly and continuously.
Lady R side/arm to Man. Check R elbow at correct angle. R side can never be "dead".