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ClosedTelemark

Foxtrot Closed Telemark

The 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.

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
Compress right side.
2
Q
RF to side
almost BLOD
T
slightly less than 3/8 between 1-2
L

UP
Connect left shoulder and hip down. Swing R leg ahead of body.

Strong base swivel action. For Closed Telemark, body turns a bit more equally, turn Lady back to closed position. Body comes out in same alignment as feet.

In Open Telemark, isolate base relative to the turn of upper body.
3
Q
LF to side and slightly fwd
Pointing DW
TH
slightly 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
Connect right shoulder down, do not turn shoulder. Present left side up in diagonal line.

Strong upward feeling.

Whichever you are turning, it's the opposite shoulder that will go down.
2
Q
LF closes to RF (Heel Turn)
LOD
HT
3/8 between 1-2
R

continue to rise on 2
Dance right hip across right foot, feel left side lengthen, then step RF out side and slightly back in next step.


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

UP, lower e/o 3
Keep body left.
4 S
LF back in CBMP
BDW
T
--
S
CBM
--
This is a closed finish.