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Closed Wing

Waltz Closed Wing

Closed Wing is a Gold 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
1
RF fwd in CBMP, OP FDC H - - - -
2 2 LF starts to close to RF FDC  WF, pressure on IE of T of LF Slight body turn to L on 2 and 3 - - Slight rise on 2 and 3 NFR  
3 3 LF closes to RF w/o weight FDC WF, pressure on IE of T of LF  - - - -  

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
LF back in CBMP BDC TH - - - start to rise e/o 1, NFR Keep upward balanced poised position, don't try to pull hip back to get around. 
2 2 RF to side and slightly back (small step) BDC T - Slight sway to L on 2 and 3 - continue to rise on 2 This step is not too big. Keep it underneath body. (Man is not moving anywhere)
3 3 LF fwd in CBMP, OP on L side FDW against LOD TH Slight body turn to L   -  Up. Lower e/o 3 Lady keeps her head upward and leftward on step 3 and keep her poise back. L leg goes ahead of body to Wing position. 
Try not to think body rotating.  Think about sway. Try to keep shoulders parallel to partner.

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