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Drag Hesitation

Waltz Drag Hesitation

The Waltz Drag Hesitation is an additional 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
1
LF fwd Facing LOD
HT start to turn L - CBM - Sending lady to inside of turn.
2
2
RF to side
Backing Wall
T 1/4 btwn 1-2 - - rise e/o 2 Left side is axis point.  Staying down at the beginning, rise takes place when R leg passes the body.

Could add Sway, then level off at 3.
3
3
LF closes to RF w/o weight
BDW
T (both feet), then TH (RF)
1/8 btwn 2-3 - - up, then lower e/o 3 The following step, Man will lead Lady OP.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
RF back BLOD TH start to turn L - CBM - Right shoulder relax down and connect to foot as axis point. Left hip rotate.
2
2
LF to side pointing btwn W and DW T just over 1/4 btwn 1-2 - - rise e/o 2 Lady has slight foot swivel between 2 and 3.
Body will turn slightly less than 3/8.

If Man adds shaping and sways, turn head to right to follow the shape.

When rising, be very aware to pull center back. 
Do not peak too early. Follow the Man's body.
3
3
RF closes to LF w/o weight Facing DW T (both feet), then TH (LF) under under 1/8 btwn 2-3 - - ris, then lower e/o 3

Note:
  • The figure can commence with Man facing DC or DW.