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5. Natural Turn with Hesitation
Fact Sheet
Official Name:Natural Turn with Hesitation
Dance / Level:Intermediate Bronze Quickstep
Aliases:Natural Hesitation, Natural Hesitation Turn, Hesitation Change
Natural Turn

The Natural Turn with Hesitation shares several similarities with the more basic Natural Turn, including the foot positions of the first 5 steps. However, on the final step the dancers remain in place, brushing the free foot to the supporting foot. This leaves the man's left foot (and lady's right foot) free to follow with a reverse figure such as the Chasse Reverse Turn, Double Reverse Spin or Progressive Chassé to Right. Because of this, the Natural Turn with Hesitation is more commonly taken at the side of the room, in contrast to the basic Natural Turn, which is better suited for corners.

The Natural Turn with Hesitation can also be taken at a corner if underturned. Rather than the normal 3/8 to right over 4-6, the man and lady should turn 1/4 to right to end with man facing the new line of dance. This would be followed by any reverse figure that can begin in this alignment, such as a Progressive Chasse to R., Doube Reverse Spin, or 1-3 Reverse Turn to Check & Basic Weave.


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