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Closed Impetus And Feather Finish

Foxtrot Closed Impetus and Feather Finish

This is a Newcomer 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.

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF back
BLOD
TH
start to turn R
S
CBM
-
Step straight back, not to the side (which will it harder for Lady to catch up).
2
Q
RF closes to LF (Heel Turn)
FDC
HT
3/8 between 1-2
L

rise e/o 2
Rise up balanced on step 2
3
Q
LF to side and slightly back
DW
TH
1/4 between 2-3
S

up, lower e/o 3
Push off foot on step 3.


RF back
DW
THT
start to turn L
S
CBM
rise e/o 4

5
Q
LF to side and slightly fwd
PDC
T
1/4 between 4-5,
body turns less
R

up

6
Q
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
FDC
TH
-
R

up, lower e/o 6
* correct footwork is: pointing  right toe forward, touching floor with outside edge of toe, and sliding that toe forward as Man pushes off his left foot.
* do not do heel lead.
7
S
 LF fwd
FDC
H
-
S
CBM
-

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
RF fwd
FLOD
HT
start to turn R
S
CBM
-
To get around Man (a lot of distance to cover), lower first, then step with CBM, take LF with it, but don't step LF too early.
Straighten the R leg (smoothly); do not bent R knee when R heel hit ground.
2
Q
LF to side
BDC
T
3/8 between 1-2
R

rise e/o 2
Step LF to side, late - till after body is turned. The whole motion should be a smooth motion.
3
Q
RF diag fwd having brushed to LF
BDW
TH
1/4 between 2-3
S

up, lower e/o 3
Really push off LF. (body should be on Man's R side)


LF fwd
BDW
HT
start to turn L
S
CBM
rise e/o 4
Lower first, then step.
5
Q
RF to side
BLOD
TH
1/8 between 4-5
L

up

6
Q
LF back to CBMP
BDC
TH
1/8 between 5-6
body turns less
L

up, NFR lower e/o 6
Left shoulder forward. 
7
S
RF back
BDC
T

S
CBM