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Open Telemark and Feather Ending

Foxtrot Open Telemark and Feather Ending

The Open Telemark and Feather Ending 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 down through right shoulder, hip and foot. Use CBM to send lady to inside turn. Rise through LF leading heel turn. Then, let right hip swing ahead. 
2
Q
RF to side
Backing DW
T
1/4 between 1-2
L

UP
When leading to PP ending, Man left his LF there (like in spiral turn), there is no brush, LF then steps out in step 3 to PP.

Base rotate to left more than PP
3
Q
LF to side and slightly fwd in PP
Pointing DW
Body Facing Wall
TH
1/2 between 2-3. body turns less
S

UP, lower e/o 3
Body turn less to PP. Keep body facing Lady.
4
S
RF fwd in PP and CBMP
Pointing DW
Body Facing Wall
HT
--
S

Rise e/o 4 After stepping on RF, anchor RF, allow L leg to swing ahead of body, create diagonal stretch. 
5 Q LF diag fwd preparing to step OP Facing DW  T   R   Up Upper body rotate slightly left, indicating Lady to close her head and do Feather Finish
6 RF fwd in CBMP, OP Facing DW TH   R   Up, lower e/o 6  
7 LF fwd Facing 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
Left turning figures - anchor right shoulder and hip down, turn the base. keep diagonal stretch.
2
Q
LF closes to RF (Heel Turn)
LOD
HT
3/8 between 1-2
R

continue to rise on 2
Do not lock the knees, keep action soft.

Allow upper body to continue following the Man, upper body will finish the turn.
3
Q
RF diag fwd in PP, R side leading
Pointing to LOD
TH
slight body turn to L
S

UP, lower e/o 3
Body turn more to PP.
4 S
LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP
Pointing to LOD (Moving DW) HT
start to turn L
S
CBM
rise e/o 4 It's different to do feather finish from PP. Lady really has to use this step 4 (S) and next step 5 (Q) to move a lot of space to keep up with Man.
5 RF to side and slightly back Backing Wall  TH 1/4 between 4-5  L   up Swing R hip forward, then allow feet to turn under the body.

Body never feels travel side ways. Body if feeling traveling forward.

R side stretch diagonally.

Keep arms forward in front of body.
6 LF back in CBMP Backing DW  TH 1/8 between 5-6, body turns less  L   up, NFR Lower e/o6  
7 RF back Backing DW  T --  S CBM --