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Slow Waltz
Reverse Turn
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3. Reverse Turn

The Reverse Turn is a simple figure consisting of six steps that turns to the left and progresses generally down line of dance. Most of the ballroom dances have a figure called a Reverse Turn, each one having its own unique character based on the music, the actions involved, the amount of turn, the rise and fall, and so forth. The Reverse Turn in Waltz is the most fundamental.

In the Slow Waltz, the figure begins with man facing diagonal center and will rotate 3/4 of a turn to the left over six steps to end facing diagonal wall. Emphasis is placed on creating the effect of swinging motion of the bodies through space, and maximizing rise as the feet come together on the 3rd and 6th steps.

When the Reverse Turn is combined with Closed Changes and Natural Turns, a dancer will have sufficient repertoire with which to navigate around the floor. This set of figures is combined into a sequence known as the Turn and Change Combination.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, facing diagonal center.
 
11Left foot forward.Begin to turn to left. 
22Right foot side.1/4 turn to left between 1-2. 
33Close left foot to right foot.1/8 turn to left between 2-3. End backing line of dance. 
 
41Right foot back.Begin to turn to left. 
52Left foot side.3/8 turn to left between 4-5, body turns less. 
63Close right foot to left foot.Body completes turn. End facing diagonal wall. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, backing diagonal center.
 
11Right foot back.Begin to turn to left. 
22Left foot side.3/8 turn to left between 1-2, body turns less. 
33Close right foot to left foot.Body completes turn. End facing line of dance. 
 
41Left foot forward.Begin to turn to left. 
52Right foot side.1/4 turn to left between 4-5. 
63Close left foot to right foot.1/8 turn to left between 5-6. End backing diagonal wall. 
Closed Change - Natural to Reverse>> Reverse Turn
Reverse Turn>> Reverse Turnat a corner, underturning 1-3 of second Reverse Turn either 1/8 or 1/4.
4-6 Reverse Turn>> Reverse Turnfollowing underturned Natural Spin Turn or Closed Impetus
Natural Spin Turn>>4-6 Reverse Turn
Underturned Natural Spin Turn>>4-6 Reverse Turn
Closed Impetus>>4-6 Reverse Turn
Hesitation Change>> Reverse Turn
Double Reverse Spin>> Reverse TurnDouble Rev Spin ends facing diagonal center, or LOD to follow with 1-3 Reverse Turn to Basic Weave.
Reverse Pivot>> Reverse Turn
Wing>> Reverse Turn
Underturned Outside Spin>>4-6 Reverse Turn
Closed Wing>> Reverse Turn
Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot>> Reverse Turnat a corner
Reverse Turn>> Closed Change - Reverse to Natural
4-6 Reverse Turn>> Closed Change - Reverse to Naturalfollowing Natural Spin Turn or underturned Outside Spin
4-6 Reverse Turn>> Closed Change - Reverse to Naturalat a corner, following underturned Natural Spin Turn or Closed Impetus
4-6 Reverse Turn>> Reverse Turnfollowing underturned Natural Spin Turn or Closed Impetus
Reverse Turn>> Reverse Turnat a corner, underturning 1-3 of second Reverse Turn either 1/8 or 1/4.
Reverse Turn>> Whisk
4-6 Reverse Turn>> Whiskfollowing Natural Spin Turn
4-6 Reverse Turn>> Whiskat a corner, following underturned Natural Spin Turn or Closed Impetus
4-6 Reverse Turn>> Whisk at Cornerat a corner, following Natural Spin Turn
Reverse Turn>> Whisk at Cornerat a corner
Reverse Turn>> Whisk to Diagonal Center
4-6 Reverse Turn>> Whisk to Diagonal Centerfollowing Natural Spin Turn
4-6 Reverse Turn>> Whisk to Diagonal Centerat a corner, following underturned Natural Spin Turn or Closed Impetus
1-3 Reverse Turn>> Reverse Corte
1-3 Reverse Turn>> Basic WeaveReverse turn commenced facing LOD, or facing diagonal wall and turning 1/4 to left over 1-3.
1-3 Reverse Turn>> Basic WeaveAt a corner, 1-3 Reverse Turn ended backing LOD, and turning 5/8 over 1-6 of Basic Weave.
1-3 Reverse Turn>> Basic Weave to PromenadeReverse turn commenced facing LOD, or facing diagonal wall and turning 1/4 to left over 1-3.
1-3 Reverse Turn>> Basic Weave to PromenadeAt a corner, 1-3 Reverse Turn ended backing LOD, and turning 5/8 over 1-6 of Basic Weave.
4-6 Reverse Turn>> Double Reverse Spin4-6 Reverse Turn following Spin Turn, Closed Impetus or Outside Spin.
Reverse Turn>> Double Reverse Spin
1-3 Reverse Turn>> Reverse Pivot
4-6 Reverse Turn>> Progressive Chasse to Rightfollowing underturned Natural Spin Turn or Closed Impetus
4-6 Reverse Turn>> Closed Telemarkfollowing underturned Natural Spin Turn or Closed Impetus
4-6 Reverse Turn>> Open Telemarkfollowing underturned Natural Spin Turn or Closed Impetus
4-6 Reverse Turn>> Drag Hesitationfollowing underturned Natural Spin Turn or Closed Impetus
1-3 Reverse Turn>> Left Whisk
Reverse Turn>> Contra Check
Reverse Turn>> Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivotat a corner
1-3 Reverse Turn>> Hover Corte


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