The complete step takes two bars, one for each foot, as is shown in the diagrams; it is repeated for the number of bars designated. At the end of the movement, the right foot should be closed to the normal Standing Position.
For clarity, each separate movement in the step is shown on a separate line, starting from the bottom of each diagram. Since the left foot step would naturally follow the right foot step, the diagram for bar 2 is placed above that for bar 1.
When dancing backwards, the heel of the closing foot (beat 2) must just touch the instep of the other foot (i.e., bringing the closing foot into third Position front).
The length of the steps must also be adjusted to suit the Figure in which they are being performed though the well-devised dance will not require abnormally long or short steps. When two dancers are Travelling together on a sharp curve, as for example in Allemande, one dancer may have to take very large steps While the other almost Dances On the spot.
With a few exceptions, such as in bars 2-3 of Dos-à-dos, in bar 1 of Allemande and Promenade round and when dancing backwards, the dancer Faces in the direction of Travel.