Open Telemark and Wing
Waltz Open Telemark and Wing
The Waltz Open Telemark and Wing 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.
Count 1: LF fwd | DC | HT | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | rise e/o 1
This is "Open Telemark".
Left side is axis point, stretch diagonal.
See "Closed Telemark" for leading Lady to do heel turn.
Count 2: RF to side | BDW | T | 1/4 btwn 1-2 | Sway(L) | up
Count 3: LF to side and slightly fwd in PP | Pointing DW, body facing wall | TH | 1/2 btwn 2-3, body turns less | Sway(S) | up, lower e/o 3
Count 1: RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP | Pointing to LOD | H | 1/8 btwn 3-4 | Sway(S) | --
This is "Wing". See Open Impetus and Wing.
Count 2: LF start to close to RF | towards alignment of step 6 | Pressure on T of RF with foot flat, and pressure on IE of T (LF) | body turn on 5 | Sway(S) | slight rise on 5 and 6, NFR
No foot swivel, but body turn only to face LOD
Count 3: LF closes to RF w/o weight | FDC | same as step 5 | 1/8 btwn 5-6 | Sway(S) | --
Foot swivel is used to end facing DC.
Wing can be used from other positions.
Less turn can be made on Wing to end facing LOD.
Count 1: RF back | BDC | TH | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | rise slightly e/o 1, NFR
This is "Open Telemark"
See "Closed Telemark" on doing heel turn.
Count 2: LF closes to RF (Heel Turn) | FLOD | HT | 3/8 btwn 1-2 | Sway(R) | cont rise on 2
Count 3: RF diag. fwd and slightly to R in PP, R side leading | Pointing LOD | TH | slightly body turn to L | Sway(S) | up, lower e/o 3
Count 1: LF fwd in PP and CBMP | FDC | HT | 1/8 btwn 3-4 | Sway(S) | CBM | start to rise e/o 4
This is "Wing"
See "Open Impetus and Wing" for Wing.
Count 2: RF fwd preparing to step OP on L side | Facing Centre | T | 1/8 btwn 4-5 | Sway(L) | cont to rise on 5
Right side leading.
Head up and leftward.
Count 3: LF fwd in CBMP, OP on L side | Facing against LOD, continue to turn to BDC | TH | 1/4 btwn 5-6, then continue to turn body to BDC. | Sway(L) | up, lower e/o 6
No swivel on LF.
Stay connected with Man on the wrong side.
Preceding and Following Figures for Open Telemark
See Open Telemark and Cross Hesitation "Open Telemark"
Preceding Figures for Wing
Following Figures for Wing
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 (at corner)