Outside Turn

The smooth swing outside turn is an exciting step in which dancers change places and then return to the basic.

Helpful tips

  • Avoid rushing through the turn on your forward steps. Keep your timing even, 1 2 3 4.
  • Dropping the hand is a key signal for this turn. Leaders need to clearly articulate this signal, and followers need to wait for the signal before going into the turn. 
  • Both dancers need to keep their eyes up in the turn. It's tempting to look down, but after you practice the footwork you can trust that your feet are doing the right thing. Project confidence and keep those eyes off the ground!

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