Title: Reverse Four Step
Level: Silver (ISTD)(IDTA)
Rotation: Up to ¾ to Left
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In our 1955 edition of Alex Moore's Revised Technique, there is no mention
of the Four Step taken as a traveling, reverse turning figure. However, it is
featured in Popular Variations by the same author (Tango Variation #21) as
"The Turning Four Step (as a Reverse Turn)." In the 1966 edition of the
Revised Technique, Moore notes the following:
"A modern way of dancing the Four Step is to commence facing diag. to centre
and make half a turn on the complete figure to end facing diag. to wall against
L.O.D. (in PP). [...] Advanced dancers can make up to ¾ turn to the left to take
the following promenade along L.O.D."
Note: As with the regular Four Step, both Techniques theoretically allow for
1-2 Reverse Four Step to be followed by an Outside Swivel. The result of this
union is covered in the article on the Reverse Outside Swivel.
Video Example 1
-13C shows the Reverse Four Step (turned 3/4 to Left).
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