Dancing a Natural Turn in Quickstep

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There are many different steps you can do in Quickstep. Once you learn all the basics, you can combine them together to keep the dance interesting and fit the music. However, the dance is somewhat limited in that some steps can only be preceded or followed by a limited number of other steps. The Natural Turn in Quickstep is usually followed by either a Natural Spin Turn, a Natural Hesitation or an Impetus Turn. “Natural” is the ballroom dancing term for “right”, so a natural turning figure rotates to the right.When reading the instructions for this pattern, each steps begins with the count for that part of the step. This is the beat or beats you will be dancing on and how you will count it. A slow is two beats of music and a quick is one beat. The count for the Natural Turn in Quickstep is slow, quick, quick.

 

Man's Steps

  1. Stand in a closed dance position on your left foot with your right foot free, facing the diagonal wall.
  2. Counts one, two (say “slow”--two beats): rotating slightly to the right, take a step forward http://www.learnsalsa.in/images/left_design.jpgonto your right foot, heel first, knee bent, rolling onto the toe after you land. Depending on what step you performed before this, you will either be stepping between your partner’s feet or in outside partner position.
  3. Count three (say “quick”--one beat): step forward on the ball of your left foot, rotating a little more to the right.
  4. Count four (say “quick”): finishing the rotation to end with your back to line of dance, bring your right foot to your left and change weight to the ball of your right foot. Both legs should be fairly straight, with the knees slightly flexed. Then, bend your knees and lower your right heel.
Woman's Steps
  1. Stand in closed dance position on your left foot with your right foot free.
  2. Counts one, two (say “slow”--two beats): rotating to the right, take a step back onto your left foot, knee bent. Depending on what step you did before this one, the man will either step between your feet or in outside partner position.
  3. Count three (say “quick”--one beat): step back and to the side on the ball of your right foot, pointing it down line of dance.
  4. Count four (say “quick”): bring your left foot to your right and change weight to the ball of your right foot. Both legs should be fairly straight, with the knees slightly flexed. Then, bend your knees and lower your left heel.

 

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