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Technical Q&A

Modern Questions & Answers

These Q & A are intended as a learning tool in Q & A form. They could also help form a data base of
Q & A for the examination but full answers would not be expected in many instances. See also “Technique Notes Modern” for further learning information.

General.

Explain the different types of Rise and Fall that you know. (There are a few figures which will fall outside the following types eg. Natural Hover Telemark, Hover Corte over 2 bars.).

Basic Waltz. Commence to rise e/o 1, Continue to rise on 2 & 3, Lower e/o 3.
Foxtrot/Quickstep. Rise e/o 1, Up on 2 & 3, Lower e/o 3.
Chasse. Commence to rise e/o 1, Continue to rise on 2 & 3, Up Lower e/o 4.
Weave in Waltz. Commence to rise e/o 1, Continue to rise on 2, Up Lower e/o 3.
Weave in Foxtrot. Rise e/o 1, Up on 2 to 7, Lower e/o 7.
(Sustained Rise is where Up is held for 3 or more steps eg
Natural Zig Zag from PP only has 4 steps of sustained rise).
Ladies Heel Turn. Rise slightly e/o 1 NFR, Continue to rise on 2, Up Lower e/o 3.
Exceptions – Zig Zag Quickstep & Natural Twist Turn Foxtrot.
Natural Spin Turn, Impetus Turns, & Man’s Outside Spin. Rise e/o, Up Lower e/o 5 & 6 Natural Spin
Turn, 2 & 3 Impetus Turn,
2 & 3 Outside Spin Man.
Reverse Corte. Rise on 2, Up Lower e/o 3 Man.
Fallaway Whisk. Commence to rise e/o 1, Continue to rise on 2, Lower on 3)
No Foot Rise. To be applied as necessary to the above rise and fall types. (
Two Types of NFR).


 

When a Heel Turn is danced what possible foot positions will the third step take?

Man: LF Diagonally Forward in PP L Side Leading. Open Impetus
LF Side & Slightly Back. Closed Impetus.

Lady: Forward. Reverse & Natural Turns.
RF Forward in CBMP outside partner. Zig Zag in Quickstep.
LF Forward preparing to step outside partner Left Side Leading. 3 Natural Weave Foxtrot, 7 of Running Right Turn, 3 Natural Twist Turn Foxtrot (also counted &).
RF Forward & Slightly to Right in PP, Right Side Leading. Open Telemark to Wing.
RF Diagonally Forward in PP Right Side Leading. Open Telemark to Cross Hesitation.
RF Diagonally Forward in PP. Open Telemark Natural Turn Foxtrot.

Side & Slightly Back Double Reverse Spin, Closed Telemark,.
LF side RF Brushes towards LF. Natural Telemark.
LF Side. Hover Cross.

NB. All have a forward connotation except side and slightly back for Double Reverse Spin, & Closed Telemark. LF side RF brushes towards LF for Natural Telemark & side for Hover Cross.
NB. All the Side or Side and Slightly Back steps are in closed position for Man and Lady. The Forward step in
CPMP OP in the Zig Zag is in closed position.


 

When a Heel Turn is danced what possible foot position will partner take on the Third Step?

Man: Back. Natural and Reverse Turns
LF Back in CBMP. 3 Zig Zag
Right Foot Back Right Side Leading. 3 Natural Weave Foxtrot,
7 of Running Right Turn.
LF Side and Slightly Back in PP. Open Telemark to Wing
LF Side and Slightly Forward in PP. Open Telemark to Cross Hesitation.
LF Sideways in PP. Open Telemark Natural Turn
LF Side and Slightly Forward. Man’s Closed Telemark.

LF closes to RF without weight Toe Pivot. Double Reverse Spin.
RF crosses behind Lf slightly back Natural Twist Turn Foxtrot.
Lady: RF Side in PP having brushed to LF. Open Impetus.
RF Diagonally Forward having brushed to LF. Closed Impetus.

NB. When in PP and also in Man’s Closed Telemark a side connotation is used.


 

What is normal rise & fall for a lady’s heel turn and what is the exceptions?
Rise slightly end of 1 NFR, Continue to rise on 2, Up lower end of 3. Exceptions are the Zig Zag in Quickstep & Natural Twist Turn Foxtrot which have no rise, and Natural Hover Telemark. Step 3 is Up if sustained rise, as in Foxtrot Weave & Natural Telemark etc, is to follow.

What are the only Figures in which the man dances a heel turn?
Impetus Turn & Open Impetus Turn

Is the Rise and fall in the man’s heel turn the same as for the lady
No. Man is Rise end of 2, Up, lower end of 3.

What action does a Man use in some figures that is similar to a heel turn?
A
Heel Pull.

Does the Lady use a Heel Pull?
No.

What is unusual about the Lady’s turn when the man does a Heel Pull and what is the exception?
She is on the outside of the turn but completes the turn between 1 & 2. Exception is in the Quickstep Natural Turn.

What are various foot positions of the LF on the 3rd step of a Heel Pull?
LF forward.
LF close to RF without weight.

It is omitted on the rising Heel Pull proceeding the Hover Feather.
Left Knee veers inwards on Step 4 of Natural Hover Telemark.

What is the rise and fall of a heel pull and any exception to this?
There is no rise except
prior to Hover Feather when rise is taken on the end of step 2.
Down on 3 rise end of 3 in the Natural Hover Telemark.

The Double Reverse Spin is in the Waltz and Quickstep syllabus. What timing can be used in these dances for this figure.
Waltz – 1 2 & 3 or 1 2 3 &. Quickstep – S S Q Q.

Give the various starting & finishing alignments of the Double Reverse Spin and the amounts of turn that are used.

FDC – 1 turn L to FDC, 7/8 turn L to FLOD, ¾ turn L to FDW
FLOD - 1 turn L to FLOD, 7/8 turn L to FDW.
FDW - 1 turn L to FDW.

NB. These various alignments and amounts of turn makes the Double Reverse Spin a versatile figure for precedes & follows.

What is consistent about the Man’s and Ladies amounts of turn in the Double Reverse Spin?
Man: 3/8 between 1 & 2, balance between 2 & 3. Although he can do ¼ between 1 & 2 when only ¾ turn is made.
Lady: ½ turn between 1 & 2 except 3/8 between 1 & 2 if only ¾ turn is made. Always does 1/8 turn L between 3 & 4. The balance of the amount of turn required is made between 2 & 3.

The Closed Telemark can be danced in Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep. What timing can be used in theses dances?
Waltz - 1 2 3 1
Foxtrot - S Q Q S.
Quickstep - S S S S. S Q Q S. Q Q S S (after a reverse pivot).

How many Weaves do you know?
Basic Weave in Waltz and Foxtrot.

Weave from PP in Waltz and Foxtrot.
Natural Weave in Foxtrot. Also Natural Weave from PP.

Which Weaves move DC and which weaves move down LOD?
The weaves from PP which commence Moving DC Man FLOD ( eg. after an Open Impetus or Whisk in Waltz where Man turns 1/8 Left) move down LOD (also after Whisk Moving to Centre commenced Man FDC if only 1/8 turn L between 2 & 3 of weave).
The others move DC including the weave from PP after a whisk in the Waltz where man turns ¼ Left to FDC then takes the first step of weave moving to Centre
(this is the given precede for Weave from PP in the Waltz chart.)


 

There are a number of figures that can be used to go around a corner, but which are the ones in which the standard chart description involves the ‘New Line of Dance’?

Whisk at a corner Step 3. FDW of NLOD
Top Spin in Foxtrot Step 3. Pointing DC of NLOD.
Hover Cross Step 3. Pointing DW of NLOD (& Step 4 FDW of NLOD).

Three of the alternative alignments in the Reverse Wave but these are not the standard chart.
Natural Turn in Quickstep Step 5. FDW of NLOD.
Tipple chasse to Right (at a corner) Step 2. FNLOD.

Running Right Turn Step 9. FNLOD. Alternatives not in standard chart are across corner and two corners.
Back Corte in Tango Step 1. Down NLOD.
Natural Promenade Turn Step 4. DW of NLOD end FDW.

The Reverse Pivot can be danced in the Waltz & Quickstep. What timing could be used?
Waltz. &. Quickstep. S or &.

In Tango what is the footwork for Man and Lady on the 2nd step of Open Reverse Turn Lady Outside, Open Reverse Turn Lady in Line, and the Basic Reverse Turn.
p105, p107, p123 Man BH , Lady Whole foot in all of these three figures.

What Corte figures do you know?
Reverse Corte in Waltz, Back Corte in Tango,
and Hover Corte in Waltz and Quickstep,

Beats and Bars.

Give the Beats and Bars for the Natural Spin Turn, Progressive Chasse & Forward Lock in Quickstep. 6 Bars.

Give the Beats and Bars for the Open Telemark, Natural Turn, Outside Swivel and Feather Ending in Foxtrot. 4 Bars. p61.

Give the Beats and Bars for Basic Reverse Turn, Two Walks, Progressive Link & Closed Promenade in Tango. 5 Bars.

Give the Beats and Bars for Basic Reverse Turn, Four Step & Closed Promenade in Tango.
4½ Bars.

Beat Values.

Give the Beat Values of Turning Lock to PP and Chasse from PP in Waltz.
½, ½, 1, 1, 1, ½, ½, 1, 1.

Give the Beat Values of the Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn followed by two walks & Progressive Side Step.
½, ½, 1, 1, ½, ½, 1, ½, ½, 1, 1, 1, ½, ½, 1.,.

Give the Beat Values of the Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn followed by the Brush Tap.
½, ½, 1, 1, ½, ½, 1, ½, ½, 1, ½, ¼, ¼, 1,.

Waltz.

Whisk: p14/15.

How many whisks do you know.

# Normal Whisk. Where Lady makes ¼ turn to R: Man starts and ends FDW (No turn). Lady ¼ R between 2 & 3 Body turns Less, Body completes turn on 3.
# Whisk where man makes ¼ turn L: (Commence to turn L on 1, 1//8 between 1 & 2, 1/8 between 2 & 3). Lady makes no turn. Either at a Corner to end Man FDW of NLOD Lady FDC of NLOD (to move down NLOD) or along side of room to end Man FDC Lady FDC ALOD (to move To Centre)...
# Whisk where Man & Lady turn 1/8 to L between 1 & 2 and Lady makes a ¼ turn R between 2 & 3:
So that Man FLOD and Lady BLOD on step 2, (Commence to turn L on 1) , Then Lady turns ¼ R between 2 & 3 to end FC (to move DC).


# Back Whisk p23 Man makes no turn, Lady commence to turn R on 1, 1/8 between 1 & 2, 1/8 between 2 & 3
or Man ¼ or 3/8 to R between 1& 2 body turns less, body completes turn on 3 and
Lady ¼ or 3/8 between 1 & 2, ¼ between 2 & 3.

# Left Whisk. p37.
# Fallaway Whisk p134.

Outside Change: p19.

Give the CBMs for Man.
2 & 4.

Give the amounts of turn as Lady.
Commence to turn L on 2, ¼ between 2 & 3 body turns less.

Apart from 1 to 3 of natural turn give another figure that may precede the Outside Change?
Reverse Corte – Step 1 of Outside Change in CBMP lady OP.
Progressive Chasse to Right ended BDC.

At corner – Cross Hesitation.

To end in PP what are the changes in the amount of turn?
Lady does not turn.

Reverse Corte p21/22.

Give the Feet Positions for Man & Lady.
Man – 1 RF back, 2 LF closes to RF without weight, 3 Position Held.
Lady – 1 LF forward, 2 RF side, 3 LF closes to RF.

What are the Various amounts of turn that can be made?
¼, 3/8, ½, 5/8 (NB. Man makes all the turn between 1 & 2.)

What are the amounts of turn for Lady when ½ turn is made?
Just over ¼ L between 1 & 2, just under ¼ L between 2 & 3.

(NB. Lady makes 1/8 between 1 & 2 plus 1/8 between 2 & 3 if only ¼ turn overall, or splits the turn between 1 & 2 and 2 & 3 as normal for the outside of a turn when 3/8 or 5/8 turn is made.


 

Reverse Corte continued next page.

Reverse Corte p21/22. continued

What is consistent about the first step of all Follows?
It is Man’s LF back in CBMP with Lady Outside Partner.

What is the precede when ¼ turn is made?
Natural Spin Turn, Closed Impetus or Underturned Natural Spin Turn at a corner. 1 to 3 of Reverse Turn to end BDW, dance the Reverse Corte & follow with Outside Change.

Back Whisk. p23.

Give the feet positions as Man.
1 LF back in CBMP, 2 RF diagonally back, 3 LF crosses behind RF in PP. After 1 to 3 of a Natural Turn 1 is LF Back in Line.

NB. If turn is made step 2 for Man is side and slightly back with Man making ¼ or 3/8 between
1 & 2, body turns less, body completes turn on 3. Lady also ¼ or 3/8 between 1 & 2 then ¼ to achieve PP.

Weave from PP. p29.

Give the alignments of the Weave from PP after a whisk finished Man FDC.
1 Pointing to C body facing DC, 2 FC, 3 BLOD, 4 BDC, 5 BDC, 6 PDW, 7 FDW.

Closed Telemark p30

Give the amount of turn for Man.
Commence to turn L on 1, Just under 3/8 between 1 & 2. Just over 3/8 between 2 & 3 body turns less.

Give the sway as Lady
S R S S.

Open Telemark & Cross Hesitation. p31.

Give the Feet Positions as Man.
1 LF fwd, 2 RF side, 3 LF side and slightly fwd in PP, 4 RF fwd in PP & CBMP, 5 LF closes to RF without weight, 6 Position held.

What is the Footwork as Man?
1 HT, 2 T, 3 TH, 4 HT, 5 Toes of Both Feet, 6 TH of RF.

What is the sway for Man & Lady?
Man: S L S S S S. Lady S R S S L L.

Cross Hesitation Wing. p31/34.

What is the difference in foot positions in the last two steps as man?
Cross Hesitation: LF closes to RF without weight on 2
nd last step then position held on last step.
Wing: LF commences to close to RF on the 2
nd last step. LF closes to RF without weight on last step.

What is the difference in first step of Wing as man when preceded by the Open Telemark?
It is RF forward ‘AND ACCROSS’ in PP & CBMP.

Give the Lady’s amount of turn on the three steps of wing when preceded by Open Telemark or Open Impetus.
Open Telemark: 1/8 between 3 & 4, 1/8 between 4 & 5, ¼ between 5 & 6 then continue to turn body to back DC. (There is no foot swivel on LF on 6) Total ½ plus 1/8 body turn.

(NB. Man makes ¼ turn to FDC).
Open Impetus: 1/8 between 3 & 4, 1/8 between 4 & 5, 1/8 between 5 & 6. Total 3/8 turn.
(NB. Man makes no turn except body turn to FDC).

Give the Rise & Fall of Wing as Man & Lady.
Man: Slight rise on 5 & 6 NFR.
Lady: Commence to rise end of 4, continue to rise on 5, Up lower end of 6.

Outside Spin. p35.

Give the Foot Positions as Man & Lady.

Give the Alignment as Man.

Give the Amount of Turn as Lady.

What Amounts of Turn can be used?
½ R From Man BDW ALOD: Man. ¼ on 1, ¼ between 2 & 3
Lady: 3/8 between 1 & 2, 1/8 between 2 & 3.
¾ R From Man BDW: Man: 3/8 on 1, 3/8 between 2 & 3.
Lady: ½ between 1 & 2, ¼ between 2 & 3.
1 R From Man BDC ALOD Man: 3/8 on 1, continue on 2, 3/8 between 2 & 3, ¼ on 3.
Lady: 5/8 between 1 & 2, ¼ between 2 & 3, 1/8 on 3.

NB. On 1 Man has pivot & Lady commences to turn R. Chart is 1 turn.
NB. When underturned the foot positions for Man an Lady will be as for step 6 of Natural Spin Turn, and will end Man BDC.
Man splits the turn evenly on 1 and between 1 & 2, plus an ¼ turn on 3 if a full turn is to be made.
Lady splits the turn as normal for the outside of a turn plus 1/8 turn on 3 if a full turn is to be made.

Turning Lock p36.

Give the CBM, Sway & Timing as Lady.


 

Drag Hesitation p133.

What is the Rise & Fall as Man?

Closed Wing p39. (Fellow but Level 2 Coach & Adjudicator).

Give the Feet Positions as Lady.
NB. Requires a precede ending Man RF forward in CBMP OP. Such as chasse from PP.

Precedes & Follows.

What can precede a figure starting on Man’s LF FDC?
See Reverse Turn p12.
Include Closed Wing.

What can precede a Closed or Open Impetus.
See Closed Impetus p17.

Give some Follows for the Progressive Chasse to the Right.
See p28.

Name some Figures that end in PP that could be used to precede the Cross Hesitation. p31.
Open Telemark, Whisk, Outside Change ended in PP, Back Whisk, Basic Weave ended in PP, Weave from PP ended in PP, Open Impetus, Turning Lock ended in PP.

Contra Check, Turning Lock to Right

A number of Waltz Figures may commence BDW, but are any actually commenced in the standard charts in this alignment?
Yes. Back Lock p27/80,

Give some precedes and follows for the Back Lock in the Waltz.
Refer p 27.


 


 


 

Foxtrot.

Feather Movements. p45

What types of Feather Movements are there?

Natural Weave. p50.

As man give the Amounts of Turn, CBM, & Sway

What alternative Footwork may be used and how would this effect Rise & Fall?

Change of Direction. p51.

As man give the Foot Positions & Alignments.

Compare the timing in the Foxtrot and Quickstep.

Basic Weave. p52.

Give the Lady’s Footwork & Timing.

Closed Telemark. p53.

What is the Timing in the Foxtrot?

Open Telemark Feather Ending. p54.

Give the Foot Positions as Lady.

Top Spin. p55.

As Man give the Alignment, CBM, & Sway.

Hover Feather. p56.

As man give the Foot Positions, Rise & Fall, and Sway.

Hover Telemark. p57.

Give the Ladies Amount of Turn & Sway

Hover Telemark to PP. p58.

Give the Ladies Amount of Turn.

Natural Telemark. p59.

What are the Lady’s Foot Positions & Amounts of Turn?


 


 


 

Hover Cross. p60.

Give the Lady’s Feet Positions, Alignment, & Sway.

Open Telemark, Natural Turn, Outside Swivel, Feather Ending, p61.

Give the Feet Positions and Alignments as Man.

NB. Read notes at bottom of Page 61 for alternative amalgamations.

Reverse Wave. p65.

Explain the Various Alignments and Amounts of Turn as Man.
There are five variations of alignments given in the ISTD Technique Book.
Two are danced down the side of the room in which case 1/8 turn is always made between 4 & 6 and three are danced around a corner in which case ¼ turn is always made between 4 & 6.
The turn on steps 7 to 9 (Heel Pull) is as required so that the Reverse Wave always finishes FDC.
The first four alignments may be commenced FLOD or FW making either 3/8 or ½ turn to end BDW on step 3 then proceed down LOD or around the corner.
The fifth alignment commences FDC with 3/8 turn to BLOD on step 3 then proceed around the corner.
Chart is down side of room from FLOD.

Precedes & Follows.

What may follow a Feather Step, Feather Finish, or Feather Ending when finished FDW?
See Reverse Turn p48.

What may follow a Feather Step, Feather Finish, or Feather Ending when finished FDC?
Refer Feather Step p45 but select FDC figures Eg. Reverse Turn, 1-4 Reverse Turn followed by Basic Weave,
Closed or Open Telemarks, Reverse Wave, Also if danced at a corner it would allow the other Figures listed to be used from FDW of NLOD.

Give some Follows listed for the Natural Turn.
See p47.

What figures commence RF Forward either FLOD or FDW?
See Three Step p46. Feather Step, Three Step, Natural Turn, Natural Weave
., Natural Twist Turn, Curved Feather to Back Feather.
NB. The above figures commence RF forward FLOD in the Charts:
NB. The following figures commence RF forward FDW in the Charts:
Natural Telemark, Hover Cross,
Natural Hover Telemark, and the Natural Zig Zag from PP moving along LOD..
The only figure commenced LF forward FLOD is the Reverse Wave as per chart.


 

Quickstep.

Forward Lock p79.

In what direction does the Forward Lock travel and what is Man’s Body Position.

Tipple Chasse to Right at Corner p82.

Give the Amounts of Turn as Man.

Give the Rise & Fall as Lady.

Tipple Chasse to Right at Side of Room p83.

State the Amounts of Turn as Man over steps 1 to 4.

Running Finish p84.

What is unusual about the Rise and Fall for Man on step 1?
It uses Foot Rise on the rising step taken backwards and Footwork is T.

NB. This type of rise occurs on step 1 of Lady’s Fishtail and is also an alternative for Man on step 1 of Back Lock, step 4 of Natural Turn Back Lock, & step 1 of V6. Also Step 1 of Four Quick Run uses Foot Rise but Footwork is THT.

Natural Turn Back Lock p85.

What is unusual about the Lock action?
It is not taken outside partner.

Fish Tail p87.

Give the Feet Positions as Man and the Amounts of Turn as Man.
NB: Step 3 is just outside partners LF

What is the Sway as Lady?

Running Right Turn p88.

What is the timing and alternative timing. Refer note at bottom of page.
NB. When the pivot is danced around corner 3/8 turn is made as for Spin Turn.

Four Quick Run p89.

Give the Footwork as Man & Lady.
NB. Step 1 is as for the first step of the Feather Finish as per step 4 in Foxtrot Reverse Turn.

V6 p90.

How many steps are there in the V6.

Give the Precedes to this Figure.

What is Rise & Fall requirement when commencing the V6 from step 2?
See note bottom page 90. Last step of preceding figure is Commence to rise NFR.

Passing Natural Turn Only required for Level 2 Coaching.
Can You find this in either Technique Book? I can’t Although I think IDTA did put out an Addendum to its Book.

Whisk Only required for Level 2 Coaching.
Can You find this in either Technique Book? I can’t Although I think IDTA did put out an Addendum to its Book.

Precedes & Follows.

Give the Follows for the Quarter Turn to the Right (Also Natural Spin Turn).
See p74 also Heel Pivot p129.

Give the Follows for the Natural Turn With Hesitation.
See p75 also Zig Zag Back Lock Running Finish p130.

Give the Precedes to the Chasse Reverse Turn.
See p78 also Heel Pivot p129 and Change of Direction p132
. All precedes are in line with partner, and finish either LF forward or ready to step LF forward.

What Figures additional to these could precede the Quick Open Reverse?
See p86. Progressive Chasse, Underturned Tipple Chasse to Right as per bottom of p82, Overturned V6, 1-5 Natural Turn at Side of Room into 2 to 5 of Forward Lock, This would indicate any Forward Lock ended FDC or FLOD.
All finish RF forward outside partner.

A number of Quickstep Figures may commence BDW, but are any actually commenced in the standard charts in this alignment?
Yes. Back Lock p80, Tipple Chasse to Right along side of room p 83, Running Finish p84,

Give some precedes for the Running Finish.
Refer p84.


 


 


 


 

Tango.

Direction & Alignment p99.

Explain the use of these two terms, when they are used, and any exceptions.
Walks are Directions, Side steps and Closes are Alignments, Both are used when in PP or Fallaway. Exceptions: Lady’s step 2 of Rock Turn, Lady’s step 3 of Fallaway Promenade.

Methods of achieving PP 1 - 8 p99 (Fellow 9 -10).

What are the different methods of achieving PP?

Rock Turn p104.

Give the Footwork as Man & Lady.

Open Reverse Turn Lady Outside p105.

Give the Lady’s Feet Positions and Footwork.

Back Corte p106.

As lady give the Alignments/Directions & CBM.

Open Reverse Turn Lady in Line p107.

What are the Ladies Feet Positions and Alignments/Directions?

Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn p108.

Give the Alignments/Directions as Man & the Timing.

What other endings could be used after step 4?
See Note after Man’s Chart p108.

Rock Back on RF Rock Back on LF p110.

What is unusual about Step 1 of a Right Foot Rock when preceded by a Left Foot rock?
See note at end of Rock Back on Right Foot p110.

Natural Twist Turn p111.

What Amounts of turn can be made as Man?
¾ R at a corner to FDW of New LOD or at side of room to FDC.
7/8 R to FLOD.
1 R to FDW as per chart.
1¼ R to Face partner in closed position.

What are the CBMs as Man & Lady?


 


 

Promenade Link p113.

What Alignments/Directions can be used?

What is the name given to the one that ends FDC.
See note (b) p113.

Four Step p114.

Dance and give Timing as Lady.

Back Open Promenade p115.

How does step 3 as man vary from the Open Promenade?
It is side and slightly back. Open Promenade (and Closed Promenade) is side and slightly forward.

Outside Swivel p116.

Give three of the four methods given in The ISTD Technique Book for dancing the Outside Swivel?

Fallaway Promenade p118.

Give the Alignments/Directions as Lady.

Four Step Change p119.

What are the Man’s Feet Positions?

Brush Tap p120.

What is the Timing of this Figure?

Basic Reverse Turn p123. (Fellow but Level 2 Coach & Adjudicator)

What is the Foot Position & Alignment/Direction of step 2 as Lady?

Precedes & Follows

Which of the Tango Syllabus Figures commence with the Man’s RF?
Rock Turn & Rock Back on RF.

Give a Precede for each of these.

Rock Turn p104: Walk on LF, Progressive Side Step, Natural Promenade omitting placing LF to Side without weight and not taken in PP, into Step 2 of Rock Turn.
Rock Back on RF p110: Walk back on LF, Left Foot Rock.

Nearly all Syllabus Figures finish with Man FDW. Some others FW. What are some Follows that could be used after these figures when ended this way?
See Closed Promenade p103.

What could precede a figure commencing in a FDC alignment?
See Open Reverse Turn Lady Outside p105.

Viennese Waltz


 

Natural Turn p48.

Give the Alignments as Man.

Give the Footwork as Man.

Give the CBM as man.

What is unusual about the CBM on step 4 as Man?
The CBM occurs on a step which is not straight back. This also occurs on step 4 of the Reverse Turn & step 3 of the Check as Man.

NB. The 1st step of Natural Fleckerl has an unusual CBM.

Reverse Turn p49.

Give the commencing and finishing Alignments as Man.

What are the Amounts of Turn as Man?

Give the Sway as Man.

What are the Lady’s Alignments?

Reverse Fleckerl p50.

How much turn is made over the 6 steps?

What is the division of the amount of turn on each step?

¼, 3/8, 3/8, 1/8, 1/2, 3/8.

Give the Feet Positions as Man and how does step 1 vary on the second and subsequent Reverse Fleckerl?

Natural Fleckerl p51.

Are the Amounts of Turn the same as for the Reverse Fleckerl?

Two Turns are made over the six steps but the division of turn varies being 1/8, 1/2, 3/8 on both the Forward and Backward Halves of the Turn.
NB. Turn over three steps of a Fleckerl is 1/8,1/2, 3/8 except forward half of Reverse which is ¼, 3/8, 3/8.

Give the Feet Positions.

What are the Alignments/Directions?

Give the Footwork of step 4 as Man.

The Check p52.

As Lady state the alignments.

What are Lady’s Feet Positions?

What is the Rise & Fall & Sway of the Check (Also Natural and Reverse Fleckerels).

Nil.

Change Steps LF Forward RF Backwards p53.

Give the Feet Positions and Alignments of the LF Forward Change Step.

Change Steps RF Forward LF Backwards p54.

Give the Alignments & Sway of the LF Backward Change Step.

Precedes & Follows

Precedes to step 1 of Natural Turn p48.

Follows from step 3 of Natural Turn p48.

Precedes to step 4 of Reverse Fleckerl p50.

Follows from Step 6 of Reverse Fleckerl p50.

Precede to step 1 of Natural Fleckerl p51


 

QUESTIONS ON EACH DANCE (on the unusual or unnoticed aspects) ARE AVAILABLE, AGAIN AS A LEARNING TOOL.


 

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