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Open Telemark and Cross Hesitation

Waltz Open Telemark and Cross Hesitation

The Waltz Open Telemark and Cross Hesitation 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
1
LF fwd
DC
HT
start to turn L
S
CBM
rise e/o 1
This is "Open Telemark"
2
2
RF to side
BDW
T
1/4 btwn 1-2
L

up
Has strong swivel action in the base area.

3
LF to side and slightly fwd  in PP
Pointing DW, body facing wall
TH
1/2 btwn 2-3, body turns less
S

up, lower e/o 3
Man complete Telemark with feet.
4
1 RF fwd in PP and CBMP
Pointing DW, body facing wall
HT
--
S

rise e/o 4
This is "Cross Hesitation"
See "Open Impetus and Cross Hesitation"
5 2 LF closes to RF w/o weight
FDW
Toes of both feet
body completes turn
S

cont to rise 5 and 6

6 3 Position held
FDW
TH (RF)
--
S

lower e/o 6

  • Cross Hesitation can be used from other positions and can be overturned.
  • If overturned, RF position will be "fwd and across".
  • There is no foot swivel on step 4 unless cross hesitation is overturned.
  • Normal ending is stepping back with Lady outside.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
RF back
BDC
TH
start to turn L
S
CBM
rise slightly e/o 1, NFR
This is "Open Telemark"

Straight back, do use CBM, but do not veer to right which will cut in front of Man. When doing CBM, it really just makes body "neutral", do not over do CBM, which will pull Man.
2
2
LF closes to RF (Heel Turn)
FLOD
HT
3/8 btwn 1-2
R

cont rise on 2
Anchor, pull in center. Let base rotate. Do not cross center of Man.

Heel turn, close feet slowly
3
3
RF diag. fwd in PP, R side leading
Pointing LOD
TH
slightly body turn to L
S

up, lower e/o 3
Completing the Telemark with body turning to PP.
4 1 LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP
Pointing LOD, moving DW
HT
start to turn L
S
CBM
start to rise e/o 4
This is "Cross Hesitation"
See "Open Impetus and Cross Hesitation"
5 2 RF to side
Backing Wall
T
1/4 L btwn 4-5
L

cont to rise on 5 and 6
Swing R hip ahead of body.
6
3 LF closes to RF
BDW
TH
1/8 btwn 5-6
L

lower e/o 6
Add shaping to left.

Connecting Figures and Videos for Open Telemark

Connecting Figures and Videos for Cross Hesitation