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Waltz - Reverse Turn

The Reverse Turn is a is a simple Waltz step lasting 6 beats and is performed along the line of dance. The Reverse Turn results in a 3/4 turn to the left and starts with the man stepping forwards with his left foot, the Natural Turn results in a 3/4 turn to the right and starts with the man stepping forwards with his right foot. Both the Reverse Turn and the Natural Turn can be linked by the Left Foot Closed Change or the Right Foot Closed Change to give you a combination of 4 steps, a total of 18 Beats.

For example Start with a Natural Turn, this finishes with the weight on the mans left foot which means you can then dance the Right Foot Closed Change which finishes with the weight on the mans left foot enabling you to continue with the Reverse Turn which finishes with the weight on the mans right foot so that lastly you can add on the Left Foot Closed Change. Once completed you can start again from the beginning.

This gives you a combination of 4 steps that can adequately enable you to get around the dance floor and perform a basic Waltz. Because the 'Closed Changes' are 3 beats long they enable you to transfer weight so that the correct foot becomes free to start the desired next step.

Reverse Turn Mens / Ladies Steps
Beat 1 Men - Step forward with your left foot as you begin to turn to your left. / Heel - Toe
Ladies - Step back with your right foot as you begin to turn to your left. / Toe - Heel
Beat 2 Men - Step out to your right with your right foot completing 1/4 turn to your left. / Toe
Ladies - Step out to your left with your left foot completing 1/4 turn to your left. / Toe
Beat 3 Men - Slide your left foot to your right foot then transfer your weight onto your left foot. / Toe.
Ladies - Slide your right foot to your left foot then transfer your weight onto your right foot. / Toe.
Beat 4 Men - Step back with your right foot as you begin to turn to your left. / Toe - Heel
Ladies - Step forward with your left foot as you begin to turn to your left./ Heel - Toe
Beat 5 Men - Step out to your left with your left foot turning 1/2 turn to your left. / Toe
Ladies - Step out to your right with your right foot turning 1/2 turn to your left. / Toe
Beat 6 Men - Slide your right foot to your left foot then transfer your weight onto your right foot. You should have turned a total of 3/4 turn to your left over the 6 beats of the step. / Toe - Then lower the heel of both feet to finish.
Ladies - Slide your left foot to your right foot then transfer your weight onto your left foot. You should have turned a total of 3/4 turn to your left over the 6 beats of the step. / Toe - Then lower the heel of both feet to finish.
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