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Closed Telemark

QuickStep Closed Telemark

The QuickStep Closed Telemark is a Silver Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, footwork, alignment, and movement; steps diagram; a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figure, techniques and practice routines that include it.

The footwork is the same as Walz Closed Telemark.  There are a couple of possible timings:
  • SSSS
  • SQQS
  • QQSS (after a reverse pivot)

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF fwd
FDC
HT
start to turn L
S
CBM
rise e/o 1

2
S
Rf to sdie
almost BLOD
T
slightly less than 3/8 between 1-2
L

UP

3
S
LF to side and slightly fwd
Pointing DW
TH
slighlty over 3/8 between 2-3. body turns less
S

UP, lower e/o 3

4
S
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
DW
H
--
S
CBM
--

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM 
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
RF back
BDC
TH
start to turn L
S
CBM
rise slightly e/o 1, NFR

2
S
LF closes to RF (Heel Turn)
LOD
HT
3/8 between 1-2
R

continue to rise on 2

3
S
RF to side and slightly back
BDW
TH
3/8  between 2-3, body turns less
S

UP, lower e/o 3

4 S
LF back in CBMP
BDW
T
--
S
CBM
--


Connecting Figures