Open Telemark (Bronze)

Commence in Closed or Contact Position

Man Foot Position Alignment Turn Foot-
work
Lead & Shape Count
1 Slip Appel on RF Commence facing LOD and turn to back DW against LOD 1/8 to L BF Weight change 1
2 LF fwd in CBMP Facing DC Continue to turn L HF " 2
3 RF to side Backing DW 1/4 to L between 2&3 BF Commence PP Shape 3
4 LF to side and slightly back in PP Pointing DW 1/2 to L between 3&4, body turns less BF Achieve PP Shape 4
5 RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP Pointing LOD 1/8 to L between 4&5, body turns less HF Maintain PP Shape 5
6 Close LF to RF Facing LOD Body completes turn B of Both feet or BF Return to normal hold 6
7 RF to side " No turn B or BF Weight change 7
8 Close LF to RF " " B or BF " 8

Notes

1 This figure may also commence facing centre or DC, dancing a normal Appel on 1 with no turn. It may also commence facing DW or wall, turning 1/4 or 3/8 to L on the Slip Appel to face diagonally to centre
2 Elevation may be used on 6, rising high to toes. This elevation may be maintained for 7 and 8

Alternative Alignments for Steps 5-8

Steps 5 and 6 are a Promenade Close, therefore Man may turn R. Differences as follow:

Step
4 Foot Position LF to side in PP
5 Alignment Moving along LOD, facing DW
6 Turn and Alignment 1/8 to R, facing wall
7.8 Alignment Facing wall
Lady Foot Position Alignment Turn Footwork Count
1 Slip Appel on LF Commence backing LOD and turn to face DW against LOD 1/8 to L BF 1
2 RF back in CBMP Backing DC Continue to turn L BF 2
3 Close L heel to R heel L toe pointing LOD 3/8 to L between 2&3, body turns less WF 3
4 RF fwd and slightly rightward in PP, R side leading Pointing LOD slight body turn L HF 4
5 LF fwd in PP and CBMP Facing DC 1/8 to L between 4&5 HF 5
6 Close RF to LF Backing LOD 3/8 to L between 5&6 B of both feet 6
7 LF to side " No turn B or BF 7
8 Close RF to LF " " B or BF 8

Notes

1 This figure may also commence backing centre or DC, dancing a normal Appel on 1 with no turn. It may also commence backing DW or wall, turning 1/4 or 3/8 to L on the Slip Appel to back DC
2 Elevation may be used on 6, rising high on toes. This elevation may be maintained for 7 and 8

Alternative Alignments

Differences that occur when Man turns R on 6

Step
5 Foot Position and Alignment LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP, Moving DW, pointing LOD
6 Turn and Alignment 1/4 to L, backing wall
7.8 Alignment Backing wall

Preceding Figures

Bronze Any syllabus figure ended with feet together facing LOD (or facing centre, DC, DW, or wall)

Following Figures

Bronze Sur Place - Basic - Drag - Separation (and also with Lady's Caping Walks)
Silver Coup de Pique - Fallaway Reverse Turn
Gold Syncopated Separation

Following Figures

When ended facing wall

Bronze Sur Place - Basic - Chasses to Left - Promenade Link - Promenade - Ecart - Sixteen - Promenade and Counter Promenade
Silver La Passe - Twist Turn - Fallaway Reverse Turn
Gold Travelling Spins from PP - Travelling Spins from CPP - Fregolina - Twists

Following Figures to step 4

Bronze Huit - Grand Circle
Silver Spanish Line in Inverted CPP

Following Figures to step 4

When these follows are commenced with step 3

Bronze Promenade - Sixteen - Promenade and Counter Promenade
Silver La Passe - Twist Turn
Gold Travelling Spins from PP - Travelling Spins from CPP - Fregolina - Twists

Suggested Styling

A Promenade or Counter Promenade Shape could be used on 7.8