Basic Weave (Slow Foxtrot)

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The Basic Weave is a left turning Bronze Foxtrot figure.

Step List

Basic Weave
Full Basic Weave
Basic Weave ending with a check on step 6

What is this?

Syllabus Level
ISTD: Bronze – IDTA: Bronze
Leader (Man)
Step # Feet Positions Alignment Amount of Turn Rise & Fall Footwork Sway CBM Timing
1 LF forward Facing DC
against LOD
Com. to turn L Rise e/o 1 HT Straight Yes Q
2 RF to side Backing LOD 1/8 between 1-2 Up T Left - Q
3 LF back in CBMP Backing DC 1/8 between 2-3 Up T Left - Q
4 RF back Backing DC Com. to turn L Up T Straight Yes Q
5 LF to side and
slightly forward
Pointing DW 1/4 between 4-5
Body turns less
Up T Right - Q
6 RF forward in
CBMP, OP
Facing DW - Up. Lower e/o 6 TH Right - Q

Note: on step 3 the footwork of TH may be used. This will often often result in a softer and more flowing movement. Rise on 4 will then be "Up, NFR."

Follower (Woman)
Step # Feet Positions Alignment Amount of Turn Rise & Fall Footwork Sway CBM Timing
1 RF back Backing DC
against LOD
Com. to turn L Rise e/o 1 NFR TH Straight Yes Q
2 LF to side Pointing DC 1/4 between 1-2
Body turns less
Cont. to rise on 2 T Right - Q
3 RF forward in
CBMP, OP
Facing DC - Up T Right - Q
4 LF forward Facing DC Com. to turn L Up T Straight Yes Q
5 RF to side Backing wall 1/8 between 5-6 Up TH Left - Q
6 LF back in CBMP Backing DW 1/8 between 6-7
Body turns less
Up. NFR Lower e/o 7 TH Left - Q

Note: more advanced Lady dancers may, if they wish, use ball of foot to whole foot on the step preceding this figure.