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Forward and Back Lock

When a Chasse is taken forward or back, a locking action is used, where the feet are crossed on the second step, as described below.

Forward Lock
Backward Lock

Forward Lock

Step_# Count Step Technique Footwork
1 4 RF fwd, R side leading Both knees straight, hip commences to settle toward RF BF
2 & LF behind RF (Latin Cross) Both knees slightly flexed, hips central T
3 1 RF fwd and slightly to the side Both knees straight, hip settles toward RF BF

A Forward Lock commenced with the LF would be the natural opposite.

Backward Lock

Step_# Count Step Technique Footwork
1 4 LF back, Toe turned out, L side leading Both knees straight, hip commences to settle toward LF T
2 & RF in front of LF (Latin Cross) Both knees slightly flexed, hips central BF
3 1 LF back and slightly to the side Both knees straight, hip settles toward LF BF

A Back Lock commenced with the RF would be the natural opposite.