Drag Hesitation

Waltz Drag Hesitation

The Waltz Drag Hesitation is an additional 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.

Leader

  1. Count 1: LF fwd | Facing LOD | HT | start to turn L | - | CBM | -

    • Sending lady to inside of turn.

  2. Count 2: RF to side | Backing Wall | T | 1/4 btwn 1-2 | - | - | rise e/o 2

    • Left side is axis point. Staying down at the beginning, rise takes place when R leg passes the body.

    • Could add Sway, then level off at 3.

  3. Count 3: LF closes to RF w/o weight | BDW | T (both feet), then TH (RF) | 1/8 btwn 2-3 | - | - | up, then lower e/o 3

    • The following step, Man will lead Lady OP

Follower

  1. Count 1: RF back | BLOD | TH | start to turn L | - | CBM | -

    • Right shoulder relax down and connect to foot as axis point. Left hip rotate.

  2. Count 2: LF to side | pointing btwn W and DW | T | just over 1/4 btwn 1-2 | - | - | rise e/o 2

    • Lady has slight foot swivel between 2 and 3.

    • Body will turn slightly less than 3/8.

    • If Man adds shaping and sways, Lady turns head to right to follow the shape.

    • Man can also shape to L, then Lady keeps head to L, center to Man.

    • When rising, be very aware to pull center back.

    • Do not peak too early. Follow the Man's body.

    • Lift chest up to Man. Man can change shape to do outside partner, Follow Man's shape.

  3. Count 3: RF closes to LF w/o weight | Facing DW | T (both feet), then TH (LF) | under under 1/8 btwn 2-3 | - | - | rise, then lower e/o 3

    • Lower at end of 3, ready to push.

Note:

    • The figure can commence with Man facing DC or DW.

Preceding Figures

  1. Closed Change RF

  2. Double Reverse Spin

  3. Hesitation Change

  4. Reverse Turn

  5. Wing

Following Figures

  1. Natural Turn (4-6)

  2. Fallaway Whisk

  3. Back Whisk

  4. Back Lock

  5. Closed Impetus

  6. Open Impetus

  7. Outside Spin (underturned, turning 3/4)