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Waltz Silver Routine Technique Notes

General Notes:
  • See Standard Technique and Waltz Technique
  • Man:
    • When turning into Promenade: do not use arm and break frame. Lift your right side, left side rotate/extend "around" the Lady. (Practice: take L arm away, just use body.) Turn the ribs, do not turn hips.
    • Posture:
      • Man's right hand is always below Man's right elbow, i.e. do not drop right elbow.
      • Left hand should be higher than his left elbow.
      • Create a straight line going through the standing leg up through the head, do not break at hips.
  • Lady:
    • When turning into Promenade:  do not bring head into neutral position (only rotate head to right, do not change head's position in space, stay behind man)
Routine:
  1. Natural Spin Turn  (123 123)
  2. Turning Lock  (1&23)
    • End in PP. Lady: do not turn head to PP too quickly.
  3. Chasse From Promenade Position  (1 2& 3)
    • Lady: Remember to keep extension in PP while staying on the left side.
    • Ending getting ready into OP.
  4. Natural Turn  (123) Half Natural
    • Going into Natural Turn from outside partner position: rotate,  Man should feel like stepping "behind" the lady.
    • When doing CBMP, the size of the steps are naturally getting smaller. To make it bigger, compress into stepping leg more.
  5. Open Impetus  (123)
  6. Wing  (123)
    • Lady: stay stay connected with Man on the wrong side.
  7. Double Reverse Spin  (1 2& 3)
    • This turn is not as much as normal Double Reverse. It's momentum will get more turn into next Whisk. Stay on Man's right side.
    • Do not pull left shoulder away from Man.
  8. Back Whisk  (123)
    • Lady: 
      • 2nd step needs to be large enough so that you don't become stuck in front of the Man.
      • Do not tilt forward, tuck hip in, body stays back
  9. Weave From Promenade Position  (123 123) finish in PP, turning corner 
    • Lady: forward, forward, balance on RF before turning.
  10. Chasse From Promenade Position  (1 2& 3)
    • Lady: 1: big step, try to keep shoulder as parallel as possible to Man.
  11. Natural Turn  (123) Half Natural
  12. Closed Impetus  (123)
    • Lady: Turning axis is on left foot, On 3: extend and respond to Man, make arm more flexible and "give it" to Man (or, think about "leaving the arms with Man") to allow to extend more.
  13. Reverse Pivot  (&)
    • Man: straight back.
    • Lady: keep with Man, do not travel too much.
  14. Double Reverse Spin  (1 2& 3)
    • Lady: heel turn, close the feet slowly.
    • Do not pull left shoulder away from Man. Previous figure could underturn a bit, still do CBM, RF straight back, and not to side.
  15. Progressive Chasse To R  (1 2& 3) ending BLOD
    • Man: don't do ronde, track your feet.
  16. Outside Change  (123) ending PP
  17. Chasse From Promenade Position  (1 2& 3)
    • Lady: Stretch right side, shoulder flat, straighten left leg, slide left heel on floor, before bending left knee.
  18. Hesitation Change  (123 123)
    • This winds up for next figure.
  19. Open Telemark  (123)
  20. Cross Hesitation  (123) facing into corner
  21. Outside Spin  (123)
    • Lady: key to stay very left, give R side and middle of body to Man.
  22. Reverse Turn  (456)
  23. Progressive Chasse To R  (1 2& 3)
  24. Back Whisk  (123)
  25. Wing  (123)
    • Lady: shape head quickly to left at end of 1
  26. Closed Telemark  (123)
    • Lady: Keep head to right, then on 1 of next e.g Natural Spin Turn, rotate body underneath (no sharp head movement, just keep head at same place starting at 1, not later).