Closed Impetus And Feather Finish
Foxtrot Closed Impetus and Feather Finish
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S: LF back | BLOD | TH | start to turn R | Sway(S) | CBM | -
Step straight back, not to the side (which will it harder for Lady to catch up).
Q: RF closes to LF (Heel Turn) | FDC | HT | 3/8 between 1-2 | Sway(L) | rise e/o 2
Rise up balanced on step 2
Q: LF to side and slightly back | Backing DC Against LOD | TH | 1/4 between 2-3 | Sway(S) | up, lower e/o 3
Push off foot on step 3.
S : RF back | Backing DC Against LOD | THT | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | rise e/o 4
Q: LF to side and slightly fwd | PDC | T | 1/4 between 4-5, body turns less | Sway(R) | up
Q: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | FDC | TH | - | Sway(R) | up, lower e/o 6
Correct footwork is: pointing right toe forward, touching floor with outside edge of toe, and sliding that toe forward as Man pushes off his left foot.
Do not do heel lead.
S: LF fwd | FDC | H | - | Sway(S) | CBM | -
S: RF fwd | FLOD | HT | start to turn R | Sway(S) | CBM | -
To get around Man (a lot of distance to cover), lower first, then step with CBM, take LF with it, but don't step LF too early.
Straighten the R leg (smoothly); do not bent R knee when R heel hit ground.
Q: LF to side | BDC | T | 3/8 between 1-2 | Sway(R) | rise e/o 2
Step LF to side, late - till after body is turned. The whole motion should be a smooth motion.
Get onto LF first, before articulating head. Keep right side very forward to Man in PP.
Collect center (belly button) to draw RF
Q: RF diag fwd having brushed to LF | Facing DC Against LOD | TH | 1/4 between 2-3 | Sway(S) | up, lower e/o 3
Really push off LF. (body should be on Man's R side)
Head can optionally turn to R if Man does the shaping.
S: LF fwd | Facing DC Against LOD | HT | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | rise e/o 4
Lower first, then step. Make sure upper body does not go into Man first and then shape back out (it's often unconsciously done.) Keep upper body shape.
Q: RF to side | BLOD | TH | 1/8 between 4-5 | Sway(L) | up
Don't take arm back. Arm "breathes", forward to Man. Head changes back to left (if it was previously turned to R.)
Q: LF back to CBMP | BDC | TH | 1/8 between 5-6 , body turns less | Sway(L) | up, NFR lower e/o 6
Left shoulder forward.
S: RF back | BDC | T | Sway(S) | CBM
Reverse Turn (just Reverse Turn with Feather finish, or 1-4 Reverse Turn check and Basic Weave)
Top Spin (check back after step 3 of feather finish)
Outside Swivel (check back after step 3 of Feather Step)