Notes Alex Moore and Guy Howard note in their respective techniques that the lock step action is the same forwards and backwards for both the Man and the Lady. The term Forward Lock is choreographic shorthand for the combination of a Man's forward locking action with a Lady's backward locking action.
Checked Forward Lock The Ballroom Technique notes that a Forward Lock may be checked on the 5th Step (S)(Man's RF OP). The Man continues back on LF (S)(Lady RF fwd OP), into a Four Quick Run, a V6, or a Six Quick Run.
2-4 Forward Lock Several figures, most notably the Tipple Chassé to Right, the Tipsy to Right, and Steps 1-5 of the Natural Turn already include the first step of the Forward Lock. In this case, the Forward Lock will begin with the Man's LF diagonally forward (Lady's RF back).
Bridge Step Both the Ballroom Technique and The Quickstep and Basic Principles permit a Bridge Step (Man's RF Forward OP) into the following exit combinations: -Any Reverse Figure (IDTA) -Quick Open Reverse (ISTD) -Tipsy to Left (ISTD)
Video Example 1
Notes -4A shows the Forward Lock facing Diagonal Wall.
Video Example 2
Notes This video features one example of the Forward Lock: 1. Occurs at 1:13 Entry Figure: Cross Chassé Exit Figure: Bridge Step into Quick Open Reverse