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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
Strong big step back, use CBM at the same time.

L side slightly raised (for heel turns)
2
S
LF closes to RF (Heel Turn)
LOD
HT
3/8 between 1-2
R

continue to rise on 2
Hell turn: drag L heel slowly, don't put down L heel too fast, almost a "S S&" count, put down heel on & and push
3
S
RF to side and slightly back
BDW
TH
3/8  between 2-3, body turns less
S

UP, lower e/o 3
When stepping RF, keep contact with Man, step shouldn't be too close to Man. Need to leave room between Lady's RF and Man's LF for Man to step through his next OP step.

Shape head to right (actually by keeping the head where it is, when body turns left, head will be in the shaping right position)

Lowering at end of the step, before driving into next step.
4 S
LF back in CBMP
BDW
T
--
S
CBM
--


Connecting Figures