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Foxtrot

Basic / Forward Basic / Magic Step Forward

Leader's steps:

LF forward          (S)
RF forward          (S)
LF left             (Q)
RF together         (Q)

Outside Step

Leader's steps:

LF forward                          (S)
RF forward left of follower's RF    (S)
LF left                             (Q)
RF together                         (Q)

The outside step is not a figure by itself.

Back Basic

Leader's steps:

LF back (S)
RF back (S)
LF left (Q)
RF together (Q)

Left Rock Turn / Magic Left Turn

Right Rock Turn

Leader's steps, from closed:

LF back & rotate R 45d              (1)
RF forward & rotate R 45d           (3)
LF left                             (5)
RF together                         (6)

Right rock turn is a 6 count figure. It starts with the leader moving back from LF and rotating right, very similarly to the back half of a right turning box in waltz. If done in a corner, the leader will face against LOD at the end of the figure, permitting, for example, the use of a back basic as the next figure.

Box

Leader's steps, from closed:

LF forward          (S)
RF right            (Q)
LF together         (Q)

RF back             (S)
LF left             (Q)
RF together         (Q)

Left Turning Box

Good info here

Open Box

This is the regular (closed) box executed with feet passing instead of being together.

Leader's steps, from closed:

LF forward          (S*)
RF right            (Q)
LF back             (Q^)

RF back             (S*)
LF left             (Q)
RF forward          (Q^)

The steps marked (^) can be smaller than steps marked (*), or they can be similar size.

Like in the closed box, the feet move in a rectangular path, not diagonally.

Left Rock Ending

This is done in a corner. It seems to perform roughly the same function as a left rock turn, with the difference being that rotation is spread over the entire figure rather than happening on a single step. As a result I imagine the left rock ending can be used to attain more than 90 degrees of rotation, as well as for variety to have a smoother direction change compared to the left rock turn.

Leader's steps:

LF forward & rotate CCW             (S)
RF back & rotate CCW                (S)
LF forward & rotate CCW less        (Q)
RF back & rotate CCW less           (Q)

Zig Zag / Junior Walk

Leader's steps:

LF forward                  (S)
RF forward & rotate R 90d   (S)
LF left                     (Q)
RF together                 (Q)

LF back                     (S)
RF back & rotate L 90d      (S)
LF left                     (Q)
RF together                 (Q)

Variation: instead of closing at the end the leader can go into promenade.

Zig Zag Outside Partner / Senior Walk

Foot Change

From left foot, leader's steps:

LF forward          (S)
rock RF             (S)
LF left             (Q)
RF together         (Q)
LF left/forward     (S*)

The last step is "a side step with forward intention".

From right foot, leader's steps:

RF forward          (S)
rock LF             (S)
RF right            (Q)
LF together         (Q)
RF right            (S)

8 Count Zig Zag

This is the normal zig zag with one of the slow counts eliminated in each direction.

Leader's steps:

LF forward & rotate R 45d   (S)
RF right                    (Q)
LF together                 (Q)

RF back & rotate L 135d     (S)
LF left                     (Q)
RF together                 (Q)

The first rotation is 1/8 of a turn. The second rotation is 90d left from starting direction, or 135d considering the previous rotation was 45d right.

The lead for the rhythm change is rotation at the end of the first step, where ordinarily the follower would step straight back.

Grapevine

Leader's steps:

LF forward                  (S)
RF forward                  (S*)
LF left                     (Q~)
RF back                     (Q~)
LF left                     (Q~)
RF forward                  (Q~)
LF left                     (Q^)
RF back                     (Q)
LF left                     (Q)
RF together                 (Q)

On the step marked (*), the leader can step inside or outside the follower. If stepping outside the follower the forward step is slightly bigger I think.

On the step marked (^) the leader can lead a UAT for the follower, in which case the step is called "grapevine w/outside turn". The turn takes up the last 4 quick counts.

As specified here, the figure has a closed finish (feet closed at the end). Instead of RF together at the end the leader can pass feet and execute RF forward, which would be an open finish.

Grapevine can also be done from right foot. Sample sequence:

foot change from left
grapevine from right
foot change from right

Grapevine can also take 8 counts instead of 12 counts, in which case 4 quick steps in the middle marked (~) are taken out. Naturally, the steps marked (~) can be repeated any number of times to move further.

From Promenade

Grapevine can be done from promenade position. If so, the promenade position is attained on every other quick step and on the other quick steps the partners are face to face. If done from promenade, grapevine finishes in promenade.

Swing Step From Closed

Leader's steps:

LF left                     (S)
RF together                 (a)
RF right                    (S)
LF together                 (a)
LF left                     (Q)
RF together                 (Q)

Swing Step From Closed w/UAT

Leader's footwork is the same as regular swing step. On 1 count raise LH to lead follower's turn. The turn is to the right which is outside.

Swing Step From Promenade

Hand hold is like in swing: leader's LH is on follower's waist level, palm up. Follower's RH is palm down on top of leader's LH.

The double step version, leader's steps:

LF left                     (S)
bounce L knee down          (a)
RF right                    (S)
bounce R knee down          (a)
LF back/right behind RF (Q)
rock RF                     (Q)

This is essentially identical to the basic swing step, starting with the double rather than the back rock. The biggest difference is partners are parallel to one another rather than being in a V (going by American social swing).

When doing the double step version, there are two bounces in the knees on each of the slow steps, as there are in swing.

One can also do the triple step version:

LF triple step left pointing L      (S)
RF triple step right pointing R     (S)
LF back/right behind RF         (Q)
rock RF                             (Q)

I imagine the single step like in swing step from closed is also allowed.

Promenade / Promenade Walk

This is a 6 count rhyhtm version of the promenade, and it starts from LF for the leader.

Leader's steps:

LF left facing L                    (S)
RF left of LF facing L              (S)
LF left facing original direction   (Q)
RF together                         (Q)

4 Count Promenade Close

When dancing in 8 count rhythm, the first step of the 6 count promenade is eliminated so that the resulting figure takes 4 counts and begins, for the leader, with RF. Leader's steps from promenade:

RF left of LF facing L              (S)
LF left facing original direction   (Q)
RF together                         (Q)

Promenade Check

Leader's steps:

LF left facing L                    (S)
RF left of LF facing L              (S)
    & down on R knee (check)
LF back                             (Q)
RF together                         (Q)

(into a promenade walk)

Promenade check can be used, apparently, as a gentler introduction to slip pivot. This is described in detail here.

Promenade Outside UAT

Follower turns right.

Leader's steps:

LF left facing L                    (S)
    & LH up to lead follower's turn
RF left of LF facing L              (S)
LF left facing original direction   (Q)
RF together                         (Q)

Do a regular promenade before to set up the lead for promenade UAT.

The outside turn happens over the two slow counts of the promenade.

Promenade Inside UAT

Follower turns left.

The inside turn happens over the two quick counts of the promenade. The finishing position can be closed or promenade.

Promenade Pivot

From promenade to promenade.

Leader's steps:

LF left facing L                                            (S)
RF left facing forward in front of follower                 (S*)
rotate R 90d & LF forward left of follower & rotate R 90d   (Q)
rotaet R 90d & RF right facing R[^] & rotate R 90d          (Q)

(regular promenade:)
LF left facing L                                            (S)
RF left of LF facing L                                      (S)
LF left facing original direction                           (Q)
RF together                                                 (Q)

Notes:

  1. The pivot figure has 360d of total rotation, unless it is done in a corner in which case it has 270d of total rotation, making it easier to execute.
  2. At the point marked [^], leader's RF should face the original promenade direction (the one at the start of the figure).
  3. During the pivot turn leader's right leg is very close to, possibly contacting, follower's right leg.
  4. The step marked (*) cuts the follower off, but leader needs to not trip the follower through the pivot which can be tricky.
  5. At the end of the pivot the follower must return to promenade position by herself. Apparently this figure is the only instance in ballroom dancing where the follower is not led into promenade.

Twinkle To Promenade

The "twinkle to promenade" covers 4 counts needed to go from closed to promenade position.

Leader's steps, from closed:

LF forward                                          (S)
RF side & rotate follower into promenade            (Q*)
LF together                                         (Q)

Twinkle to promenade followed by 4 count promenade close are often called "twinkle", as in the following video:

According to this page, when rotating into promenade (step marked (*)) both leader and follower may execute up to 1/4 turn from their starting direction, such that if the partners start with the leader facing DW, the leader may turn the follower 1/4 right while not moving which results in the promenade traveling DW, or the leader may himself turn 1/4 left while keeping the follower stationary in which case the promenade will travel DC, or the leader may turn 1/8 left and turn the follower 1/8 right in which case the promenade will travel LOD.

With Twist Ending

This is really a twist ending for promenade close rather than a twinkle.

Promenade Twinkle

Forward & Back Twinkle / Turning Twinkle

Seems to be the same step as the turning twinkle in waltz.

Leader executes twinkle to promenade (4 counts), promenade to closed (4 counts), then reverse twinkle to promenade (LF back, rotate follower into promenade, 4 counts) and promenade to closed again (4 counts).

Forward & Back Twinkle With Cuddle / Turning Twinkle With Head Loop

This reminds me of the neck loop in hustle.

Leader executes twinkle to promenade (4 counts), promenade to face to face open sendout (4 counts), RH trace follower's arm into double handhold, leader does reverse twinkle to promenade while wrapping follower into cuddle with RH-LH (follower executes right turn, 4 counts), and promenade to closed with RH release.