Natural Turn

Step Beat & Rhythm  Position Alignment Turn Foot work Rise & Fall Description
Foot Body


1 1 LF fwd CBM Facing DC Com to turn L HT Rise e/o 1  
2 2 RF back in Fallaway Position, R side leading   Backing DW (Moving down LOD) 1/8 between 1-2 T Up  
3 & LF back  in CBMP and Fallaway   Backing LOD 1/8 between 2-3, body turns less TH Up. Lower e/o 3  
4 3 RF back, LF held inCBMP CBM To centre, toe turned in, end facing LOD or DW 1/4 between 3-4, 1/4 or 1/8 on 4 (pivot) THT -  


1 1 RF back   backing DC - TH Rise e/o 1, NFR  
2 2 LF back in Fallaway Position, L side leading   Backing DC (Moving down LOD) - T Up  
3 & RF back in CBMP and Fallaway (small step), LF held in CBMP   Backing DC. End facing centre 5/8 to L on 3 (Pivot) T Up. Lower e/o 3  
4 3 LF fwd in CBMP, RF held in CBMP   To centre. End backing LOD or DW 1/4 or 1/8 on 4 (Pivot) TH -  



Foot-Work Turn Dance Positions
T=Toe Com= Commence PP= Promenade Position
H=Heel E/O= (at) end of Prom Pos= Promenade Position
B=Ball of foot Cont= Continue OP= Outside Partner
HT= Heel, then Toe R=Right PO= Partner Outside
TH= Toe, then Heel L=Left ROP= Right Outside Partner
F=  foot (flat foot) BTL= Body Turns Less LOP=  Left Outside Partner
LF= Left Foot BCT= Body Completes Turn SxS= Side-By-Side Position
RF= Right Foot Bet= Between  
W= whole (foot)    
IE= Inside Edge    


Foot Position

Body Position

LOD= Line of Dance RF= Right Foot SLT=slight
DC= Diagonal Center LF= Left Foot CBM=Contra-Body Motion
DW=Diagonal Wall SLT=slight(ly) R=Right
P= (foot) Pointing TTI= Toe Turned In L=Left
A-LOD= Against LOD TTO= Toe Turned Out CBMP= Contra-Body Motion Position

Rise & Fall


Com= Commence S=Slow,  2 beats of music.  
E/O= (at) end of Q=Quick, 1 beat of music  
Cont= Continue    
NFR= No-foot rise    
(Body Rise with heel on the ground)    
R= Rise    
L= Lower