Waltz Closed Wing
Closed Wing is a Gold 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.
Count 1: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | FDC | H | - | - | - | -
Count 2: LF starts to close to RF | FDC | WF, pressure on IE of T of LF | Slight body turn to L on 2 and 3 | - | - | Slight rise on 2 and 3 NFR
Count 3: LF closes to RF w/o weight | FDC | WF, pressure on IE of T of LF | - | - | - | -
Count 1: LF back in CBMP | BDC | TH | - | - | - | start to rise e/o 1, NFR
Keep upward balanced poised position, don't try to pull hip back to get around.
Count 2: RF to side and slightly back (small step) | BDC | T | - | Slight sway to L on 2 and 3 | - | continue to rise on 2
This step is not too big. Keep it underneath body. (Man is not moving anywhere)
Count 3: LF fwd in CBMP, OP on L side | FDW against LOD | TH | Slight body turn to L | - | Up. Lower e/o 3
Lady keeps her head upward and leftward on step 3 and keep her poise back. L leg goes ahead of body to Wing position.
Try not to think body rotating. Think about sway. Try to keep shoulders parallel to partner.
Closed Telemark (taking step 1 in CBMP OP on L side)
Open Telemark (taking step 1 in CBMP OP on L side)
Double Reverse Spin (taking step 1 in CBMP OP on L side)
Progressive Chasse To R (taking step 1 in CBMP OP on L side)
Reverse Turn (taking step 1 in CBMP OP on L side)
Whisk (if ended DW)