Silver Quickstep

Silver Quickstep Routine 1

This routine focuses heavily on rotation, and as such is particularly strong when danced by shorter couples with lower centres of gravity, and who must rely on rotation rather than height to catch the judges' eyes. It commences with a Natural Pivot Turn into a Natural Spin Turn to start off with strong rotation to the right. Later in the routine, the sequence of Reverse Pivot into two Double Reverse Spins and a Reverse Telemark adds a beautiful yet challenging rotational progression to the routine. Finally, the Running Right Turn recaptures the Natural rotation to recommence this short routine.This routine can be combined with Routine 2 for a longer routine that encompasses both strong rotation and also strong movement (just remove one Running Right Turn so it doesn't become repetitive).

N.B. The Commencing Alignments given are those of the Man. From this alignment and the figure itself, the Lady's alignment can be inferred.

Figure Commencing Alignment Rhythm Timing
Prep Step Facing DW S(SSS)
S(SS)S
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Natural Pivot Turn Facing DW SQQS 12.3.4.22
Natural Spin Turn Facing LOD SQQSSS 34.3.2.34.42.34
Progressive Chasse, overturned Backing DC SQQS 52.3.4.62
Quick Open Reverse Facing DC SSQQ 34.72.3.4
Reverse Pivot Backing LOD S 82
Double Reverse Spin Facing LOD SQQS 34.1.2.34
Double Reverse Spin Facing LOD SQQS 22.3.4.32
Closed Telemark Facing LOD SSS 34.42.34
Running Right Turn Facing DW SQQSSSSQQS 52.3.4.62.34.72.43.8.2.34
Repeat, commencing the Natural Pivot Turn facing LOD      

At a corner:

The Natural Pivot turn may be underturned to end facing DW of the new LOD
2 The Natural Spin Turn may be underturned to end backing DC of the new LOD
3 The Running Right Turn may be underturned to end facing DW of the new LOD

Silver Quickstep Routine 2

This routine focuses heavily on movement, and as such is particularly strong when danced by taller couples with longer legs, who can cover distance easily. Figures that cover ground like the Forward and Back Lock, the Four Quick Runs, and the V6 are included in this routine, yet it still maintains elements of rotation, commencing with the Natural Spin Turn and ending with the Running Right Turn. This routine can be combined with Routine 1 for a longer routine that encompasses both strong rotation and also strong movement (just remove one Running Right Turn so it doesn't become repetitive).

N.B. The Commencing Alignments given are those of the Man. From this alignment and the figure itself, the Lady's alignment can be inferred.

Figure Commencing Alignment Rhythm Timing
Prep Step Facing DW S(SSS)
S(SS)S
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123456.78
Natural Spin Turn Facing DW SQQSSS 12.3.4.22.34.32
Reverse Pivot Backing DC S 34
Progressive Chasse to R Facing DC SQQS 42.3.4.52
Back Lock Backing DW SQQS 34.6.2.34
Running Finish Backing DW SQQ / QQS 72.3.4
Forward Lock Facing DC SQQS 82.3.4.12
Quick Open Reverse Facing DC SSQQ 34.22.3.4
Four Quick Run Backing LOD SQQQQS 32.3.4.4.2.34
Natural Spin Turn Facing DW SQQSSS 52.3.4.62.34.72
V6, from step 2 Backing DC QQSSQQSQQS 3.4.82.34.1.2.34.2.2.34
Fishtail Facing LOD SQQQQS 32.3.4.4.2.34
Running Right Turn Facing DW SQQSSSSQQS 52.3.4.62.34.72.34.8.2.34
Repeat from Natural Spin Turn      

At a corner:

The Natural Spin Turn may be underturned to end backing DC of the new LOD
2 The Running Right Turn may be underturned to end DC of new LOD