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Waltz Lesson 5: Left Box Turn.
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Lesson 5: Left Box Turn

The Left Box Turn consists of 4 half boxes. With each new half box, both partners pivot 1/4 turn to their L. Pivoting eliminate “uglies” or awkward foot positions like pigeoned toes. Four half boxes put together constitute an entire Left Box Turn. Partners should end up in the same position from which they began. Align your feet so they are parallel to your partner’s feet. Your right foot should be pointed in between your partner’s feet. Take straight steps with your toes pointed straight ahead, either forward or backward.

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Count

Man's Part

Lead

Woman's Part

1

LF Fd turning 1/4 turn L stepping between woman's feet. Closed Position. Lean.  L toe angled out 1/8 and pivot 1/8 turn to L.  Man steps in betwen woman's feet. RF Bd turning 1/4 L with foot stepping slightly to diagonal.

2

RF Sd R toe angled in 1/8 and pivot 1/8 turn to L (total turn is 1/4 L) LF Sd

3

LF Cl . RF Cl

4

RF Bd turning 1/4 L with foot stepping slightly to diagonal. . LF Fd turning 1/4 L stepping in between man's feet.

5

LF Sd . RF Sd

6

RF Cl . LF Cl

1

LF Fd turning 1/4 L stepping in between woman's feet. L toe angled out 1/8 and pivot 1/8 turn to L. RF Bd turning 1/4 L with foot steping slightly to diagonal.

2

RF Sd . LF Sd

3

LF Cl . RF Cl

4

RF Bd turning 1/4 L with foot stepping slightly to diagonal. R toe angled in 1/8 and pivot 1/8 turn L (total turn is 1/4 L) LF Fd turning 1/4 L stepping in between man's feet.

5

LF Sd . RF Sd

6

RF Cl . LF Cl

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