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Natural opposite         
The description of the movement which corresponds directly and naturally to the movement danced by one's partner, in a manner which is either parallel or mirrored.

Natural Resolution      
Term used by Argentine Tango dancers to describe the natural resolve to the end of a musical phrase (a cadence). The pattern itself is very similar to the first four steps of a Box Step, and is usually taken as the ending of another pattern, such as the Cruzara.

Note: Since Tango dancers do not use the terms natural and reverse to describe right- and left-turning movements, the term "Natural Resolution" can be very misleading to a ballroom dancer; It frequently turns to the left.

Natural turn     
A turn to the right.