QUESTIONS FOR ASSOCIATES, MEMBERS AND FELLOWS
Q1. What is the basis of the Quickstep?
Al. Walks and Chasses.
Q2. What is a Chasse”?
A2. Normally; a step to side; then a closing movement; followed by another step to side. The last step may be taken in other directions. A Chasse may be danced forwards or backwards.
Q3. What is the most important basic ﬁgure in the Quickstep?
A3. The Quarter Turns.
Q4. What do the Quarter Turns consist of?
A4. A Walk; followed by a Chasse; then a step back; followed by a compact type of Chasse known as a Heel Pivot.
Q5. Describe the Quarter Turns.
A5. R.F. forward; turning to the R. (S); L.F. to side (Q); still turning; close R.F. to L.F. (Q); L.F. to
side and slightly back (S); R.F. back; turning to the L. (S); close L.F. to RF. slightly in advance;
without weight; turning to L. on the R. Heel to face diag. to wall (QQ); L.F. forward (S).
Q6. Give the alignment of the Quarter Turns (Man).
A6. 1; Facing D.W.; 2; Facing wall; 3; Backing D.C.; 4; Backing D.C.; 5; Backing D.C.; 6; Towards
alignment of 7; 7, 8, Facing D.W.
Q7. Can any other alignments be used?
A7. Yes. Quarter Turns may commence and end facing the LCD.
Q8. Give the Rise and Fall as Man and Lady.
A8. Man: Commence to rise at e/o 1; continue to rise on 2 and 3; up on 4; lower at e/o 4. Down on 5′. Slight rise between 5 and 7; but Ne Foot Rise. Lady: Commence to rise at e/o l (N.F.R.); continue to rise on 2 and 3; up on 4; lower at e/o 4. Down on 5; rise at e/o 5; up on 6 and 7; lower at end of 7; down on 8.
Q9. Give the amount of turn between each step. Lady.
A9. 1/4 between 1 and 2; Body turns less; slight body turn on 3′; 1/8 between 5 and 6; 1/8 between 6 and 7.
Q10. After which ﬁgures would the Quarter Turns start facing the DOD?
A10. After the Zig Zag; Running Zig Zag and a Natural Pivot Turn taken along the side of the room. (M) Running Right Turn.
Q11. When are Quarter Turns ended down L.0.D.?
A11. Usually when a Reverse ﬁgure is to follow.
Q12. Do the Quarter Turns always end down L.O.D. when a Reverse ﬁgure is to follow?
A12. No. They end diag. to wall for the lead into a Change of Direction and (M) a Cross Swivel.
Q13. Is there any important difference between the Man’s and Lady’s 4th step of the Quarter Turns?
A13. Yes. Man’s 4th step moves sideways along LCD. and is “side and slightly back.” Lady’s step is. “ diag. forward,” between Man’s feet.
Q 14. What may follow the Quarter Turns ended (a) Down L.O.D. and (b) Diag. to wall?
A14. (a) Zig Zag; Running Zig Zag; Reverse Turn; Chasse Reverse Turn (not good), Double
Reverse Spin; (M) Quick Open Reverse; Telemarks. (b) Change of Direction; Cross Chasse; or
straight into another Natural ﬁgure, (M) Cross Swivel. Drag (not good). Progressive Chasse to R. could follow.
Q15. What may follow the ﬁrst 4 steps of the Quarter Turns?
A15. Progressive Chasse; Reverse Pivot. (M) Corte. Four Quick Run.
Q16. Give a detailed description of the Footwork of a Heel Pivot.
A16. R.F. moves back on ball of foot; slowly lowering to the heel as the LP. is brought back with ﬁrst the Heel and then; as it closes towards R.F.; with the ball of foot in contact with the ﬂoor. The turn is made on the R. heel with the RF. ﬂat and with the LP. closed to it. Pressure is felt on the ball of LP. and the L. heel is very slightly raised.
Q17. What is the difference between a Heel Turn and a Heel Pivot?
A17. In a Heel Pivot, weight is retained on the foot that steps back. In a Heel Turn; weight changes to the closing foot; and the other foot moves for the next step.
Q18. How much turn may be made on the Pivot of a Natural Pivot Turn?
A18. Up to a. half along side of room. 3/8 is best at a comer.
Q19. Does the Lady use a Pivot on the 4th step of the Natural Pivot Turn?
A19. No. Lady never pivots when Man does a Natural Pivot. She uses a “pivoting action,” without L.F. being held in C.B.M.P.
Q20. Give the Foot Positions of Natural Pivot Turn and following step as Man and Lady.
A20. Man: 1; R.F. forward; 2; LP. to side; 3; R.F. closes to LE; 4; LP. back; 5; R.F. forward in
C.B.M.P. Lady: 1; LP. back; 2; R.F. to side; 3; LP. closes to R.F.; 4; R.F. forward; 5; LP. back.
Q21. Give the Footwork as Man.
A21. 1; H.T.; 2; T.; 3; T.H.; 4, T.H.T.
Q22. Dance a Natural Pivot Turn into Quarter Turns (Lady) and then a Natural Spin Turn (Lady). Is there any difference between the way the R.F. commences to move back for the 2nd step of the Quarter Turns and the way it commences to move for the 6th step of Spin?
A22. Yes. An important difference. When R.F. commences to move for the 2nd step of Quarter Turns; the Heel of R.F. is in contact with the ﬂoor. For the 6th step of Spin; the Toe of R.F. is in contact with the ﬂoor.
Q23. What is the difference between a Pivot and a Spin?
A23. A Pivot is 1 step only. A Spin is 2 steps. A Spin is a progressive movement. A Pivot is danced on the spot.
Q24. What may follow a. Natural Pivot Turn?
A24. Any Natural ﬁgure or continue into a Spin; (M) into Running Right Turn.
Q25. What are the differences between the 4th step of a Natural Pivot Turn and the 4th step of a Natural Turn?
A25. In a Pivot Turn; the 4th step is shorter and the knees are slightly more relaxed. Weight is kept more forward in a Pivot Turn. Turn is made on the ball of L.F. in the Pivot Turn and on the heel in the Natural Turn.
Q26. Give the amount of turn between. each step in the Natural Turn (Man).
A26. 1/4 between 1-2; 1/8 between 2-3; 3/8 between 4-5; or at a corner make a 1/4 to face new L.O..D. or 1/8 to face DC of new L.O..D.
Q27. Give the amount of turn as Lady.
A27. 3/8 between 1-2, Body turns less; Body completes turn on 3; 1/4 between 4-5; 1/8 between 5—6.
Q28. Does the Lady always get a continuance of the “turn with the feet on the last part of Natural Turn (between 5-6)?
A28. No. If a 1/4 turn or 1/8 ismade, she will make this turn between 4 and 5 and nothing between 5 and 6.
Q29. Give the Sway .in Natural Turn as Man.
Q30. Why does Man Sway on a Pull Step in. Foxtrot and not in Quickstep?
A30. The movement is too quick for Sway in Quickstep.
Q31. Give the Footwork in the Natural Turn as Man. and Lady.
A31. Man: 1, H.T.; 2, T.; 3, T.H.; 4, T.H.; 5, H., then LE. of foot, whole foot; 6., H. Lady. 1, T.H.; 2,
T.; 3, T.H.; 4, H.T.; 5, T.H.; 6, T.
Q32. In Foxtrot, when the feet brush before taking the last step forward as Man and backward as Lady, the Inside edge of foot (or IE. of T. as Lady) is used. Why not in Quickstep?-
A32. Because the Movement is too quick in Quickstep.
Q33. If a Natural Turn is used along the side of the room to follow with a Reverse ﬁgure, what alterations to the Natural Turn are made?
A33. 5th step is wider and an extra “S” is counted as L.F. brushes. Sway to L. could be used. It is optional.
Q34. What is the normal rise for Chasse turns in Quickstep?
A34. Rise at e/o 1; up for 2 and 3. (With no foot rise on inside turns.)
Q35. Which Chasse ﬁgures have a different type of rise, and why?
A35. The ﬁrst 4 steps of Quarter Turns, the Progressive Chasse and the Lock Step. In these ﬁgures the rise is: Commence to rise at e/o 1; continue to rise on 2 and 3; up on 4. There is a rise for 3 steps instead of the usual 2 steps. Rise would be too abrupt if it were completed between 1 and 2, and control would be lost. (M) Progressive Chasse to R.
Q36. Give the alignment of the Progressive Chasse as Man.
A36. 1, Backing D.C.; 2, Pointing D.W.; 3, Facing D.W.; 4, 5, Facing D.W.
Q37. Give the amount of turn as Man.
A37. 1/4 between 1-2; Body turns less; slight body turn on 3. Note. Do not say “Body completes the turn on 3.” It doesn’t. Although the feet are diag. to wall; the body is ‘held between the wall and diag. to wall to assist contact with partner.
Q38. What may precede a Progressive Chasse?
A38. 4 steps of Quarter Turns; 3 steps of Open Reverse and Chass-e Reverse Turns; Spin Turn; Impetus Turn; (M) Quick Open Reverse.
Q39. What may follow a Progressive Chasse?
A39. Any Natural ﬁgure; Lock Step. (M) Fish Tail. If Progressive Chasse is ended diag. to centre or L.O.D.; a Quick Open Reverse. Man. can check back on L.F. into a Four Quick Run.
Q40. Give the Foot Positions of the Lock Step as Man (Forward).
A40. 1; R.F. forward in C.B.M.P.; OR; 2, LP. diag. forward; 3; R.F. crosses behind L.F.;_ 4; LR
diag. forward; 5; R.F. forward; in C.B.M.P.; O.P.
Q41. Give the Foot Positions as Lady (Backward).
A41. 1; LP. back in C.B.M.P.; 2; R.F. back; 3; LE crosses in front of R.F.; 4; R.F. diag.. back; 5′;
LE back in C.B.M.P.
Q42. Give the Rise and Fall as Lady in a Backward Lock.
A42. Commence to rise at e/o 1 (N.F.R.); continue to rise on 2 and 3; up on 4; lower at e/o 4.
Q43. Now give the Footwork.
A43. 1; T.H.; 2; T.; 3; T.; 4; T.H.; 5; T.
Q44. If the Man danced a Lock Step backwards; would he use the same Rise and Fall and Footwork as given above?
A44. Yes; but it is permissible for the Man to use a Foot Rise on 1; in which case his Footwork on 1 would be T.H.T. (instead of T.H.).
Q45. When a Man dances a Backward Lock after 1; 2. of a Zig Zag; is the 1st step of Lock. Step (L.F.) exactly the same as the 3rd step of the Zig Zag?
A45. No. 3rd step of Zig Zag is taken back diag. to wall with body turning to R. to face centre. When this step is the lst step of a Lock Step; the LP. and the body are backing diag. to wall.
Q46. What are the normal endings to a Backward Lock (Man)?
A46. A Pull Step or a Running Finish.
Q47. What would be the timing of the Running Finish?
A47. QQSS or SQQS. Both are correct.
Q48. What is the alignment of the feet and body in a Forward Lock?
A48. Feet facing diag. to wall. Body is between wall and D.W.
Q49. What can precede a Forward Lock (Man)?
A49. Progressive Chasse; Cross Chasse; Running Zig Zag. (M) Running Right Turn; Telemark;
Corte (after checking back. on L.F.). Four Quick. Run, Drag.
Q50. What can precede a Backward Lock (Man)?
A50. 1; 2 of a Zig Zag; Progressive Chasse or any step forward outside Lady; then check back into Back Lock. (Best at a corner.) (M) Spin Turn; then start on step 2 of the Lock. Progressive Chasse to R.
Q51. What can precede a Zig Zag?
A51. Any Heel Pivot; a Toe Pivot (Double Reverse Spin) and a Reverse Pivot. Note; This is the
best way to remember entries to Zig Zag and similar ﬁgures. “Any Heel Pivot” covers Quarter Turns; Open and Chasse Reverse Turns; Spin or Impetus Turns; ending with last part of Quarter Turns; etc.
Q52. Give the amount of turn between each step in the man’s Zig Zag-
A52. 1/4 between 1-2; continue to turn an 1/8__ to L. between _2 and 3 and then 3/8 to R. between 3 and 4.
Q53. On which steps is C.B.M. used in the Zig Zag?
A53. On 1 and 3 Slight C.B.M. on 5.
Q54. Give amount of turn between each step in Zig Zag (Lady).
A54. 3/8 between 1 and 2; 1/4 between 3 and 4; 1/8 between 4 and 5.
Q55. May less turn be used on any part of the Zig Zag?
A55. Yes. Man may make a 1/4 between 3 and 4 at a corner; to endfacing diag. to wall of the new L.O..D. (Lady then does 1/4 between 3 and 4).
Q56. Give the Foot Positions in the Running Zig Zag as Man.
A56. 1; LE forward; 2; RF. to side and slightly back; 3; LP. back in C.B.M.P.; 4; RF. to side and
slightly forward; 5; LP. forward preparing to step outside partner; L. shoulder leading; 6; RF.
forward; in C.B.M.P.; outside partner.
Q57. Why is the 2nd step of the Zig Zag “side” and the 2nd step of the Running. Zig Zag- “side and slightly back”?
A57. 2nd step of Zig Zag is placed to side on the same L.0.D. and the following continuance of the turn to the L. will result in the R.F. swivelling to allow the Lady to get outside with ease. In the Running Zig Zag; owing to the speed of the Running ﬁnish; the Man does not continue to turn to the Left between 2 and 3. He must therefore place his R.F. to side and slightly back on 2, so that the Lady will not kick his R.F. when stepping outside on 3. Placing the 2nd step of the Running Zig Zag slightly back; also helps Man to check his turn to the Left.
Q58. What are steps 3 to 6 of Running Zig Zag called?
A58. A Running Finish.
Q59. What is the alignment of the Running Zig Zag as Man?
A59. 1; Facing L.0.D.; 2; Backing wall; 3; Backing wall; 4; 5., 6; Facing L.0.D.
Q60. Is the body also facing L.0.D. on step 5?
A60. No; the L. shoulder lead results in body being turned to R.
Q61. Give the amount of turn in the Running Zig Zag as Lady.
A61. 3/8 between 1 and 2, Body turns less; 1/4 between 3 and 4 and 1/8 between 4 and 5.
Q62. Why does the Lady turn 3/8 between 1 and 2 (Man only turns 1/4) and why does her body turn less?
A62. Lady must turn f with her feet to get outside Man. Her body must turn less to keep in contact with Man who only turns 1/4.
Q63. Dance the Open Reverse Turn. ending with a Reverse Pivot into a Running Zig Zag as Lady and count in beats and bars.
A63. Count. 1.2.; 3.4; 2.2; 3.4; 3.2; 3.4; 4; 2; 3.4; 5.2; (41/2 bars).
Q64. Can you think. of a better ﬁgure to precede the Reverse Pivot entry to the Running Zig Zag?
A64. Yes. Spin Turn; then Reverse Pivot making f turn to face the L.0.D. It is; better as it gives
more life and contrast. (M) Quick Open. Reverse with Reverse Pivot ending.
Q65. Dance the Natural Spin Turn as Lady; counting in beats.
A65. 1.2; 3; 4; 1.2; 3.4; 1.2 (21/2 bars).
Q66. On which actual beat does the R.F. brush to LB?
A66. On the 4th beat of the 2nd bar.
Q67. What can follow a Natural Spin Turn?
A67. A Heel Pivot; a Reverse Pivot; Progressive Chasse; (M) a Corte; a Backward Lock;
commencing with the 2nd step. Four Quick Run.
Q68. Which ﬁgures can precede a Reverse Pivot?
A68. 4 steps of the Quarter Turns; 3 steps of the Open and Chasse Reverse Turns; Spin Turn;
Impetus Turn; (M) Quick Open Reverse.
Q69. Does the Lady retain C.B.M.P. with R.F. on. a Reverse Pivot?
Q70. Why should she retain C.B.M.P. on a Reverse Pivot when on a Natural Pivot she uses .a “Pivoting action” without retaining C.B.M.P.?
A70. Owing to the position of the bodies. Lady is always held slightly on Man’s R. side; not
completely in line. Also because the Man will always use a “Slip” Pivot for a Reverse Pivot. In a “Slip” Pivot the R.F. does not step straight back; but moves back with the Toe turned inwards and following the line of the body as it turns to the left.
Q71. Is there anything unusual about the Foot Position of the Man’s Reverse Pivot (R.F.)?
A71. Yes. It is in C.B.M.P. owing to the early turn of the body.
Q72. What would most likely happen ifthis step is not in C.B.M.P.?
A72. It would move too much rightwards and would result in an ugly leg line. Pivot would be more difficult and untidy.
Q73. State the amounts of turn between each step when dancing 3 steps of a Chasse Revers-e Turn followed by a Reverse Pivot; ending the Reverse Pivot facing L.O.D.
A73. 1/4 between 1 and 2; 1/8 between 2 and 3; 1/8 between 3 and 4; 3/8 on 4.
Q74. Is there anything unusual about the alignment of step 4 of the above amalgamation?
A74. Yes. 4th step is taken an. l/8th oﬁ” the commencing alignment and the Toe is. turned in to assist the turn.
Q75. If you danced a Natural Spin. Turn (normal alignment) followed by .a Reverse Pivot to end facing wall (to follow with The Drag) what would be the Footwork on the Reverse Pivot? (Man).
A75. T.H. (Not T.H.T.) as the R.F. is taken with Toe turned in and no further turn is made on Toe of R.F.
Q76. What is unusual about the Lady’s forward step on LP. in a. Reverse Pivot?
A76. It is a leading forward step but is taken on Ball of foot (T). See also answer to question No. 74 (alignment).
Q77. In Quickstep Lady uses a pivot or pivoting action in (a) The Nat. Pivot Turn. (b) The Nat. Spin Turn. (c) The Running Right Turn and (d) The Reverse Pivot. Give Footwork on pivots.
A77. (a) H.T.H. (b) H.T. (c) H.T.H. (d) T.H.
Q78. Lady uses a pivoting action on step 4 of the Nat. Spin Turn and the Running Right Turn. State any important differences on the R.F. and the following step (LP) of the two ﬁgures.
A78. 1. In Spin. Footwork is H.T. on R.F. and R.F. is drawn back with the T. in contact with ﬂoor for step 6. In R.R.Tn., Footwork is H.T.H. and R.F. is drawn back on H. 2. In Spin, LP. is placed back and leftwards on step 5. In R.R.Tn., LP. is placed back (not leftwards). 3. In Spin, there is no C.B.M. on L.F. (step 5). In R.R.Tn., there is C.B.M. on LP, (step 5), 4. Footwork on LP. (Step 5) is T. only in the Spin. In R.R.Tn. Footwork on LP. is T.H.
Q79. What may precede a Chasse Reverse Turn?
A79. Change of Direction; Natural Turn with Hesitation (Wide ﬁnish). It could be taken directly after Quarter Turns, but this is not good.
Q80. Dance the Quarter Turns, Change of Direction and Chasse Reverse as Lady, counting in beats and bars.
A80. 1.2; 3; 4; 2.2; 3.4; 3; 2-; 3.4; 4.2; 3.4; 5.2; 3; 4; 6.2; 3; 4; 7.2 (61/2 bars).
Q81. When the Man uses the Wide ﬁnish to the Natural Turn, does the Lady get a continuance of the turn between steps 5 and 6?
A81. No. She will make 3/8 of a turn between 4 and 5 (as in Foxtrot).
Q82. How many steps are there in a Change of Direction? Where is Sway used?
A82. 4 steps (in Quickstep). Sway to L. on 3 as Man.
Q83. Dance a Double Reverse Spin as Lady, counting in beats.
A83. 1.2; 3.4; 1; 2.
Q84. Does this differ from the timing of the Double Reverse Spin in Waltz?
A84. Yes. In the Quickstep the last two steps are the quick ones. In the Waltz, steps 2 “and? are the quick ones (2nd and 3rd steps).
Q85. Is the Double Reverse Spin used in the Foxtrot? What count is used?
A85. Yes. It can be counted SQ & Q or, after a Pivot, QQ 8: Q.
Q86. What can follow a Double Reverse Spin in Quickstep?
A86. If ended diag. to Waltz —A Cross Chasse; Change of Direction; (M) Cross Swivel; Drag (not geed). If ended down L.O.D.:—Any Reverse ﬁgure.
QUESTIONS FOR MEMBERS AND FELLOWS ONLY
Q87. Could a Closed Telemark be used after a Double Reverse Spin?
A87. Yes, but it is not particularly good as the lead is not easy.
Q88. Dance an amalgamation including a Closed Telemark, and count it.
A88. There are many, but one of the best is Open Impetus, Wing, then Closed Telemark, into Fish Tail. SQQSSS SQQ SSS SQQQQSS.
Q89. Would you ever count the Telemark SQQS in Quickstep?
A89. If taken after a Heel Pivot, Reverse Pivot or Double Reverse Spin, it could be counted SQQS. by advanced dancers. When taken from a “stationary” ﬁgure such as the Wing, SSSS is better.
Q90. Is an Impetus Turn used in Quickstep? If so, what rhythm is used, where would you use it, and how much turn would you make?
A90. Yes. Count is SQQSSS (It is never counted SQQSQQ). It would be used in place of a Spin, but would never be used with more than 5/8 of a turn. If used along the side of the room the next step would be taken diag. to centre against the L.O.D.
Q91. Which ﬁgures can precede a. Quick Open Reverse Turn?
A91. Any Heel Pivot; a Reverse Pivot; Double Reverse Spin. A step forward R.F., outside partner, taken down L.O.D. or diag. to centre.
Q92. Which is the most popular entry to Quick Open Reverse?
A92. A Spin Turn underturned (5/8), then R.F. back, diag. to centre against the L.O.D. into a
Progressive Chasse, ending diag. to centre.
Q93. When this entry is used, is the last step of the Progressive Chasse (R.F.) taken on the Heel or the Ball of foot?
A93. Either is correct and both are used. Use of the Ball of foot gives a “light” feeling on R_.F. followed by a strong Heel lead on the LP. Men who use a Heel lead on R.F., so often take the 1st step of the Quick Open Reverse incorrectly on the Toes.
Q94. What can follow a Quick Open Reverse?
A94. Progressive Chasse; Reverse Pivot on 4th step; Heel Pivot (not good); Corte; Four Quick Run.
Q95. Give the Foot Positions of the Quick Open Reverse into the Four Quick Run as Man.
A95. 1, LP. forward; 2, R.F. to side; 3, LP. back in C.B.M.P.; 4, R.F. back; 5, LP. to side and
slightly forward; 6, R.F. forward in C.B.M.P., outside partner; 7, LE diag. forward; 8, R.F. crosses behind LE; 9, LP. diag. forward; 10, R.F. forward in C.B.M.P., outside partner.
Q96. Did you omit to say “L. shoulder leading” on steps 7 and 9?
A96. No. The term “L. shoulder lead” is not used in such positions. The body is already .in the correct position.
Q97. What is the position of the feet and body on step 3 of the Quick Open Reverse?
A97. LP. is back in C.B.M.P., down the L.O.D. Body is also backing the L.O.D. Note, Some
examiners like to see the LP. back down LCD. and the body backing ahnost diag. wall. This
would mean that C.B.M. is used on this step, which is not only wrong, but would seriously impede the ﬂowing movement of the ﬁgure.
Q98. Give the Rise and Fall in the Quick Open Reverse as Lady.
A98. Rise at e/o 1 (N.F.R.); up on 2 and 3; lower at e/o 3.
Q99. If a Reverse Pivot is used on 4 of the Quick Open Reverse, what could follow?
A99. Pivot 1/4 for Drag; Pivot 3/8 for Cross Swivel or Cross Chasse; Pivot 1/2 for another Quick Open Reverse; a Double Reverse Spin, etc., or a Progressive Chasse to R.
Q100. Dance an amalgamation which includes a Cross Swivel.
A100. Dance a Double Reverse Spin, Cross Swivel, Fish Tail, or Quick Open Reverse, Reverse
Pivot, Cross Swivel, Fish Tail.
Q101. What would be the standard of the pupil learning these amalgamations?
A101. The ﬁrst, a good Silver Medallist. The second, Gold standard.
Q102. Are you turning to L. all the time in a Cross Swivel?
A102. No. Turn must be completed on the second step. To continue turning. to L. as R.F. moves forward on 3 would give a bad body line.
Q103. How do you control the amount of turn. on. Cross Swivel?
A103. By keeping pressure on LB. of T. of R.F. as it closes towards L.F.
Q104. What is the Footwork of the Man’s Cross Swivel?
A104. 1, 1-1.; 2, Pressure on T. of L.F. with foot ﬂat, pressure on LB. of T.. of R.F.; 3,H.
Q105. What can follow a Cross Swivel?
A105. Fish Tail; Running Finish; Open Running Finish; Lock Step (not good).
Q106. Give the Sway in the Cross Swivel and Fish Tailas Man.
A106. S.L.S. R.S.S.S.S.S.
Q107. Dance the Cress Swivel and Fish Tail as Lady and give the Footwork.
A107. 1; T.H.; 2; H.; then I.E. of T. (LE); 3, T.; 4; T.; 5, T.; 6; T.;7, T.; 8, T.H.; 9; T.
Q108. You gave the Footwork of the 2nd step of the Fish Tail as Toe. Which part of RF. is in contact with the ﬂoor when the RF. commences to move back to cross in front of L.F.?
A108. The Heel. It is not mentioned as this is normal Footwork.
Q109. Is the Fish Tail ever danced without turn? If so, give an example.
A109. Yes. Two good entries to show are: (1) Progressive Chasse. (2) Open Impetus, Wing;
Q110. Is the Man’s 3rd step of the Fish Tail an unusual step in any way?”
A110. Yes. It is Outside Partner and yet not taken in C.B.M.P.
Q111. Why is this?
A111. It is such a small step that .it is possible to take it outside the Lady without it being across the body in C.B.M.P.
Q112. Give the Foot Positions of Fish. Tail as Man.
A112. 1; R.F. forward in C.B.M.P.; 2, LP. crosses behind RE; 3; RF. forward and slightly to side
(small step); 4; LP. diag. forward; L. shoulder leading; 5; RF. crosses behind LP. 6; LP. diag.
forward; 7; RF. forward in C.B.M.P. O.P.
Q113. What is the construction of a Running Right Turn?
A113. A Natural Pivot Turn; followed by a Foxtrot Open Turn in slow timing; and then a Running Finish.
Q114. Dance the Running Right Turn in all alignments you know and say the amount of turn on each part. Note. Four are required in examinations. The amount of turn given below is for the Pivot; the Foxtrot Natural Turn and the Running Finish. (3/8 is always used on steps 1; 2; 3.)
A114. Approaching corner: (a) 1/2 on Pivot; 1/2 on Natural Turn; l/4 on Running Finish. Across a corner: (b) 3/8 on Pivot; 1/2 on Natural Turn; 3/8 on Running Finish. Round two comers: (c) 3/8 on Pivot; 3/8 on Natural Turn; 1/4 on Running Finish. Side of Room: (d) 1/2 on Pivot; 1/2 on Natural Turn; 3/8 on Running Finish.
Q115. What would follow alignment (d) above?
A115. End diag. to centre and follow with a Fish Tail or Quick Open Reverse.
Q116. Does the Lady Pivot on the 4th step of the Running Right Turn?
A116. No. She uses a Pivoting action. (She regains C.B.M. on 5.)
Q117. Can Fallaway be used in the Running Right Turn? If so. where?
A117. Yes. Steps 7 and 8 could be taken in Fallaway.
Q118. What entries to the Corte do you know?
A118. There are many. It can be danced anywhere instead of a Heel Pivot. (4 of Quarter Turns; Spin; Impetus; Open and Chasse Reverse, etc.)
Q119. Show an advanced entry and advanced ending.
A119. Quick Open Reverse is a good advanced entry. The endings given in “Ballroom Dancing” are simple endings. The best advanced ending is the Windmill or Open Twinkle.
Q120. When you danced the Corte, the feet were not together on.2. The LP. was slightly forward. Should the feet be closed as in the Waltz?
A120. No. The speed is so great and the ﬁgure needs so much control that it is easier if the LR is closed slightly forward with pressure on it.
Q121. Is the Rise and Fall the same for Man and Lady in the Corte?
A121. No. Man has no rise. He keeps well down to maintain control. Lady. on the outside of turn. will get normal Chasse rise.
Q122. Is the S.Q.Q.S. rhythm always used in the Corte?
A122. No. Advanced dancers invariably use the timing of S.S‘.S.S. It is easier to control and can be given better expression.
Q 123. Compare rise of Man in the Progressive Chasse to that used in the Four Quick Run.
A123. In Prog. Chassez—Comm. to rise e/o 1 (N.F.R.). Continue to rise on 2 and 3, etc. In Four Quick Run it is earlier. Rise at e/o 1, Up on 2 and 3, etc.
Q124. Steps 4. 5, 6.. 7 of Four Quick Run (Lady) are similar to those used in the Backward Lock. Is there any difference?
A124. Yes. 2 of Backward Lock is “Back.” 4 of the Four Quick Run (the corresponding step) is
Q125. Give the amounts of turn between each step in a Progressive Chasse to R. commenced facing DC. and ended backing D.W.
A125. 1/8 between 1 and 2; 1/8 between 2 and 3. body turns less.
Q126. Is the Progressive Chasse to R. used in any alignment when the Man’s body does not turn less between steps 2 and 3″?
A126. Yes. When commenced facing DC. and ended backing D.C. (1/2 turn).
Q127. Normally Lady uses “slight body turn” between steps 2 and 3 of the Frog. Chasse to R. Does she ever use “Body completes the turn” between steps 2 and 3?
A127. Yes. When a half turn to L. is made on the ﬁgure.
Q128. What can follow a Prog. Chasse to R. ended backing D.C.?
A128. (1) Reverse Open Finish. (2) Progressive Chasse. (3) Four Quick Run. (4) Six Quick Run.
The Reverse Open Finish could be turned more to end facing DC and ended with a Quick Open Reverse.