Foxtrot Closed Telemark
The Closed Telemark 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.
Technical details for Foxtrot Telemark is similar to Waltz Closed Telemark. Foxtrot timing is SQQS, as shown below.
S: LF fwd | FDC | HT | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | rise e/o 1
Compress right side.
Q: RF to side | almost BLOD | T | slightly less than 3/8 between 1-2 | Sway(L) | Up
Connect left shoulder and hip down. Swing R leg ahead of body.
Strong base swivel action. For Closed Telemark, body turns a bit more equally, turn Lady back to closed position. Body comes out in same alignment as feet.
In Open Telemark, isolate base relative to the turn of upper body.
Q: LF to side and slightly fwd | Pointing DW | TH | slightly over 3/8 between 2-3. body turns less | Sway(S) | Up, lower e/o 3
S: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | DW | H | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --
S: RF back | BDC | TH | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | rise slightly e/o 1, NFR
Connect right shoulder down, do not turn shoulder. Present left side up in diagonal line.
Strong upward feeling.
Whichever direction you are turning, it's the opposite shoulder that will go down.
Q: LF closes to RF (Heel Turn) | LOD | HT | 3/8 between 1-2 | Sway(R) | continue to rise on 2
Dance right hip across right foot, feel left side lengthen, then step RF out..
Q: RF to side and slightly back | BDW | TH | 3/8 between 2-3, body turns less | Sway(S) | Up, lower e/o 3
Keep body left.
S: LF back in CBMP | BDW | T | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --
This is a closed finish.