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Open Telemark and Wing

Waltz Open Telemark and Wing

The Waltz Open Telemark and Wing 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".
Left side is axis point, stretch diagonal.

See "Closed Telemark" for leading Lady to do heel turn.
2
2
RF to side
BDW
T
1/4 btwn 1-2
L

up

3
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

4
1 RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP
Pointing to LOD
H
1/8 btwn 3-4
S

--
This is "Wing". See Open Impetus and Wing.
5 2 LF start to close to RF
towards alignment of step 6
Pressure on T of RF with foot flat, and pressure on IE of T (LF)
body turn on 5
S

slight rise on 5 and 6, NFR
No foot swivel, but body turn only to face LOD
6 3 LF closes to RF w/o weight
FDC
same as step 5
1/8 btwn 5-6
S

--
Foot swivel is used to end facing DC.

  • Wing can be used from other positions.
  • Less turn can be made on Wing to end facing LOD.

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"

See "Closed Telemark" on doing heel turn.
2
2
LF closes to RF (Heel Turn)
FLOD
HT
3/8 btwn 1-2
R

cont rise on 2

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

up, lower e/o 3

4 1 LF fwd in PP and CBMP
FDC
HT
1/8 btwn 3-4
S
CBM
start to rise e/o 4
This is "Wing"
See "Open Impetus and Wing" for Wing.
5 2 RF fwd preparing to step OP on L side
Facing Centre
T
1/8 btwn 4-5
L

cont to rise on 5
Right side leading. 
Head up and leftward.
6
3 LF fwd in CBMP, OP on L side
Facing against LOD, continue to turn to BDC
TH
1/4 btwn 5-6, then continue to turn body to BDC.
L

up, lower e/o 6
No swivel on LF.

Connecting Figures and Videos for Open Telemark

See Open Telemark and Cross Hesitation  "Open Telemark"

Connecting Figures and Videos for Wing