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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"
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.
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