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Teleswivel - Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango

Tango. The figure will be danced as below, but with Tango Technique and character. Be careful not to use Rise or Swing in the Telemark action, but place feet without a Swivelling action. The Open Heel Pivot and Reverse Pivot must also be well grounded. Note that the beat danced on step 2 is split. The split therefore occurs a step earlier than in the Swing dances. The following promenade Pivot will be counted Q &.

Commence in Closed Position, facing DC

Man Foot Position Alignment Amount of Turn Rise & Fall
1 LF forward Facing DC Com to turn L Rise e/o 1
2 RF to side Backing DW 1/4 between 1-2 Up
3 LF back & slightly to L Along LOD, backing DC 1/4 between 2-3 Lower on 3
4 Turn L on L heel, RF in place without weight. Open Heel Pivot (Same foot position) Pointing LOD 3/8 on 4. Body turns less No rise
5 Rise on LF in place Facing LOD Body continues to turn Rise e/o 5
6 RF back & slightly to side Backing LOD 1/2 between 5-6 Up
7 LF crosses behind RF in Thrown CBMP. RF held across LF without weight in PP. Overturned Reverse Swivel DC against LOD, ending pointing DW 3/8 on RF between 6-7. Body turns less Up. Lower e/o 7
Footwork 1 HT; 2 T(H); 3 TH; 4 H with foot flat (LF), i/e of T (RF); 5 T; 6 T; 7 TH
CBM Slight on 1
Sway S L L S S S S
Head Weight C, C to L, L C C C, slightly L
Timing (W) 1 2 3 & 1 & 2
Timing (F) S Q Q & Q Q &
Timing (T) Q Q & Q Q & Q

Commence in Closed Position, backing DC

Lady Foot Position Alignment Amount of Turn Rise & Fall
1 RF back Backing DC Com to turn L No rise
2 LF closes to RF. Heel Turn Facing almost LOD Just under 3/8 between 1-2 No rise
3 RF diag forward, R side leading Pointing LOD Just under 1/8 between 2-3. Body turns more No rise
4 LF forward in CBMP, slightly across front of Man, small step (Same foot position) Facing DC 1/8 between 3-4 Rise between 4-5
5 RF back & slightly to side Backing LOD 3/8 between 4-5  
6 LF closes near to RF Facing LOD 1/2 between 5-6 Up
7 RF forward & across in CBMP, OP, to end in PP. Overturned Reverse Swivel To centre, facing DC, to end facing LOD 1/8 between 6-7, 1/8 to R on 7 Up. Lower e/o 7
Footwork 1 TH; 2 HT; 3 TH; 4 T flat T; 5 T; 6 T; 7 TH (RF), i/e of T (LF)
CBM Slight on 1, on 4
Sway S S S S S S S
Head Weight C C R R, R to C, C R
Timing (W) 1 2 3 & 1 & 2
Timing (F) S Q Q & Q Q &
Timing (T) Q Q & Q Q & Q

Teleswivel from Promenade Position

This figure may be danced from Promenade Position
Man's steps: RF fwd in PP & CBMP, HT; continue from step 3
Lady's steps: LF fwd & across in PP & CBMP, HT; continue from step 3
Waltz timing: 1 2 & 3 & 1
Foxtrot timing: S Q & Q & Q
Tango timing: Q Q & Q Q &

Suggested Popular Combination

Precede

Too advanced for a simple combination

Follow

Too advanced for a simple combination

Suggested Advanced Combination

Precede

Fallaway Reverse Slip Pivot

Precede to PP

Open Impetus

Follow

Promenade Pivot

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