Open Telemark and Feather Ending
Foxtrot Open Telemark and Feather Ending
The Open Telemark and Feather Ending 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.
S: LF fwd | FDC | HT | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | rise e/o 1
Compress down through right shoulder, hip and foot. Use CBM to send lady to inside turn. Rise through LF leading heel turn. Then, let right hip swing ahead.
Q: RF to side | Backing DW | T | 1/4 between 1-2 | Sway(L) | Up
When leading to PP ending, Man left his LF there (like in spiral turn), there is no brush, LF then steps out in step 3 to PP.
Base rotate to left more than PP
Q: LF to side and slightly fwd in PP | Pointing DW | Body Facing Wall | TH | 1/2 between 2-3. body turns less | Sway(S) | Up, lower e/o 3
Body turn less to PP. Keep body facing Lady.
S: RF fwd in PP and CBMP | Pointing DW | Body Facing Wall | HT | -- | Sway(S) | Rise e/o 4
After stepping on RF, anchor RF, allow L leg to swing ahead of body, create diagonal stretch.
Q: LF diag fwd preparing to step OP | Facing DW | T | Sway(R) | Up
Upper body rotate slightly left, indicating Lady to close her head and do Feather Finish
Q: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | Facing DW | TH | Sway(R) | Up, lower e/o 6
S: LF fwd | Facing DW | H | Sway(S) | CBM | --
S: RF back | BDC | TH | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | rise slightly e/o 1, NFR
Left turning figures - anchor right shoulder and hip down, turn the base. keep upward leftward diagonal stretch. Do not turn shoulder back.
Q: LF closes to RF (Heel Turn) | LOD | HT | 3/8 between 1-2 | Sway(R) | continue to rise on 2
Do not lock the knees, keep knees flexed, keep action soft. Take stomach muscle back.
Allow arms and upper body to continue following the Man, upper body will finish the turn.
Q: RF diag fwd in PP, R side leading | Pointing to LOD | TH | slight body turn to L | Sway(S) | Up, lower e/o 3
Body turn more to PP.
S: LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP | Pointing to LOD (Moving DW) | HT | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | rise e/o 4
It's different to do feather finish from PP. Lady really has to use this step 4 (S) and next step 5 (Q) to move a lot of space to keep up with Man.
Q: RF to side and slightly back | Backing Wall | TH | 1/4 between 4-5 | Sway(L) | up
Swing R hip forward, then allow feet to turn under the body.
Body never feels travel side ways. Body if feeling traveling forward.
R side stretch diagonally.
Keep arms forward in front of body.
Q: LF back in CBMP | Backing DW | TH | 1/8 between 5-6, body turns less | Sway(L) | up, NFR Lower e/o6
S: RF back | Backing DW | T | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --
Basic Weave (1-4 Reverse Turn to end BDW, check, and Basic Weave)
Reverse Turn (1-4 Reverse Turn to end BLOD near corner, check and Basic Weave turning 1/8, 1/8, 3/8; or 1/4, 1/8, 3/4; to end DW of new LOD)
Top Spin (check back after step 6)
Outside Swivel (check back after step 6)
Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot (at corner)