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American Style Waltz
Right Box (Natural) Turn
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2. Right Box (Natural) Turn

The Right Box Turn, like its counterpart Left Box Turn, gets its name from its box-like shape when danced without turn. When it does turn, however, it turns to the right (i.e. clockwise), hence the name Right Box Turn.

The Right Box Turn consists of 6 steps, an inverted version of the Left Box: Forward, side, close, back, side, close. The forward step, however, is taken with the right foot, while the left foot takes the back step.

The amount of turn taken over the 6 steps is optional -- anywhere between 1/8 and 1 full turn to right. With any less than 3/4 turn, the Box becomes a spot movement, used for turning corners, realigning oneself to set up for a particular pattern, or for confining oneself to a small area of the dance floor (the latter of which is particularly handy in crowded nightclub situations).

Advanced dancers will use the Right Box Turn to travel down the line of dance, but this must be done in a very specific way. The man must begin facing a diagonal wall alignment, and take the Right Box Turn with exactly 3/4 turn, to end facing diagonal center. This is usually done in combination with the Left Box Turn, resulting in a sequence of consecutive turns which enable the dancers to travel around the line of dance.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed Position.
 
11Right foot forward. 
22Left foot side. 
33Close right foot to left foot.Up to 3/8 turn to right over 1-3. 
 
41Left foot back. 
52Right foot side. 
63Close left foot to right foot.Up to 3/8 turn to right over 4-6. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position.
 
11Left foot back. 
22Right foot side. 
33Close left foot to right foot.Up to 3/8 turn to right over 1-3. 
 
41Right foot forward. 
52Left foot side. 
63Close right foot to left foot.Up to 3/8 turn to right over 4-6. 
Right Box (Natural) Turn>> Right Box (Natural) Turn
LF Closed Forward Change>> Right Box (Natural) Turn
RF Closed Backward Change>>4-6 Right Box (Natural) Turn
Six-Count Underarm Turn>> Right Box (Natural) Turn
LF Forward Hesitation>> Right Box (Natural) Turn
RF Back Hesitation>>4-6 Right Box (Natural) Turn
LF Side Hesitation>> Right Box (Natural) Turn
RF Side Hesitation>>4-6 Right Box (Natural) Turn
Side Whisk to L.>> Right Box (Natural) Turn
Open Break & Underarm Turn to Right>> Right Box (Natural) TurnMan has no turn between 6 of Underarm Turn and 1 of Right Box Turn, while lady overturns 1/8 to R to end backing diagonal wall.
LF Forward Change O.P.>> Right Box (Natural) TurnFirst step of Right Box Turn taken outside partner
RF Forward Change O.P.>>4-6 Right Box (Natural) Turn
RF Backward Change O.P.>>4-6 Right Box (Natural) TurnStep 4 of Right Box Turn taken with lady outside partner
1-3 Back Spot Turn>> Right Box (Natural) Turn
Back Spot Turn>>4-6 Right Box (Natural) Turn
Side-by-Side Changes>> Right Box (Natural) Turn
Side-by-Side Changes Backward>> Right Box (Natural) Turn
Right Box (Natural) Turn>> Right Box (Natural) Turn
Right Box (Natural) Turn>>RF Closed Forward Change
1-3 Right Box (Natural) Turn>>LF Closed Backward Change
1-3 Right Box (Natural) Turn>>LF Side Hesitation
Right Box (Natural) Turn>>RF Sde Hesitation
1-3 Right Box (Natural) Turn>>Side Whisk to L
Right Box (Natural) Turn>>Side Whisk to R
1-3 Right Box (Natural) Turn>> Promenade Hesitation
Right Box (Natural) Turn>> Open Break & Underarm Turn to Right
1-3 Right Box (Natural) Turn>>Underarm Turn to R
Right Box (Natural) Turn>>4-12 Forward Changes O.P.Step 4 of Forward Changes O.P. taken in-line
1-3 Right Box (Natural) Turn>>7-12 Backward Changes O.P.Step 7 of Backward Changes O.P. taken in-line
1-3 Right Box (Natural) Turn>> Back Twinklefirst step of Back Twinkle taken in-line
1-3 Right Box (Natural) Turn>> Back Spot Turn
Right Box (Natural) Turn>> Side-by-Side Changes
Right Box (Natural) Turn>> Side-by-Side Changes Backwardseparating to open facing position with two-hand hold over steps 4-6 of Right Box Turn


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