QUESTIONS FOR ASSOCIATES, MEMBERS AND FELLOWS
Q 1. Describe in detail the footwork of a Forward Walk.
Al. Commence with feet together, weight on L.F. (or R.F.). The R.F. commences to move forward with the ball of foot on the ﬂoor, and then, when it has passed the Toe of L.F., with the Heel skimming the ﬂoor. The supporting heel is released so that at the full extent of the stride the balance is between the Heel of front foot and ball of rear foot. Lower the R. Toe immediately, so that the R.F. is ﬂat, and commence to move the LE towards the R.F. with very slight pressure on ball of LP. The LP. then moves forward for the next step.
Q2. When the LP. is level with the R.F. which part of L.F. is in contact with the ﬂoor?
A2. The ball. The L. heel is very slightly raised.
Q3. Give footwork of the Backward Walk as Lady.
A3. The LP. (or R.F.) moves back with the Ball, and then the Toe skimming the ﬂoor. Near the full extent of the stride the Toe of the R.F. is released from the ﬂoor and at the completion of the stride the balance is between Ball of LP. and Heel of R.F. R.F. is then drawn back with pressure on Heel, and as it reaches the LE, the heel of which is lowered slowly, the contact is changed to ball of R.F., so that when feet are level, the LP. is ﬂat and the heel of R.F. is very slightly raised.
Q4. Give the Balance of the Forward Walk. Man.
A4. Commence with weight forward over balls of feet. As the LP. moves forward the weight is on the Back Foot. At the full extent of the stride the weight is central. It is then taken immediately on to the front foot. Add:—The Man should tend to keep his weight forward, over the moving foot,
Q5. Give the Balance of the Backward Walk. Lady.
A5. Answer expected in examinations (I do not quite agree with it) :—Cornrnence with weight forward. towards partner. As the R.F. moves back the weight is on front foot. At the full extent of the stride it is central between ball of back foot and heel of front foot. It is then taken on to the back
foot with pressure retained on the heel of front foot.
Q6. When are the knees straightest in a forward walk?
A6. At the full extent of the stride.
Q7. When are they most relaxed?
A7. As the moving foot passes the supporting foot.
Q8. When the Lady reaches the full extent of the stride, is the front Toe still in contact with the ﬂoor?
A8. No. To do so would seriously restrict the freedom of movement.
Q9. In which directions can a Feather Step be danced?
A9. Diag. to wall, diag. to centre and down the L.O.D.
Q10. Dance a Feather Step in those 3 directions and include the preceding ﬁgure in each case.
A10. (1) Dance Change of Direction near a comer and end facing D.W. of new L.O.D.. then a Feather Step. (2) Natural Turn along side of room. End Pull Step facing D.C.. into a Feather. (3) Natural Turn at corner. Make 1/4 on Pull Step to face new L.O.D. and then dance the Feather along
Q11. Can you give another entry to a Feather Step taken D.W.?
A1 1. Yes. A Pull Step danced near a comer will give a similar alignment. (M) Closed or Open Telemark.
Q 12. Give the Rise and Fall of Feather Step as Lady.
A12. Rise e/o l (N.F.R.). Up on 2 (N.F.R.). Up on 3 (N.F.R.). Lower e/o 3. Down on 4. Note. Alternatively, you can say “There is no foot rise” when you commence and then give the Body rise as above.
Q13. Give the Foot Positions of a Feather Step as Man.
A13. 1, RF. forward; 2, LP. forward, preparing to step O.P._, L. shoulder leading; 3.. R.F. forward. in C.B.M.P., O.P.; 4, LP. forward.
Q14. Is a Feather Step always danced straight or may it be curved?
A14. It may be curved to the Right.
Q15. Where does the curve commence? Where is the curve felt?
A15. The curve commences from the C.B..M. on 1. It is felt mainly between 2 and 3′.
Q16. Which ﬁgures can follow a. Feather Step ended (a) down L.O.D.; (b) D.W.
A16. (a) Three-step. Reverse Wave. Change of Direction at corner. (M) The Box. Hover Telemark at a corner. (b) Three-step, taken D.W. or curved to LCD. Reverse Wave. Change of Direction. (M) The Box. Hover Telemark. Note. To go straight into a Natural ﬁgure is not good.
Q17. Give the Footwork of Feather and Three-step as Man.
A17. 1, H.T.; 2, T.; 3, TH; 4, H.; 5, H.T.; 6, T.H.; 7, H.
Q18. Dance, and give the Sway of the Feather, Three-step and Natural Turn as Man.
A18. S.R.R.S. L.L. S.R.R.S.L.S.
Q19. Does the Man ever dance a Three-step backwards?
A19. Yes. Steps 5, 6, 7 of a Reverse Wave are a Backward Three-step,
Q20. Which are the two most important basic amalgamations in Foxtrot?-
A20. (1) Feather, Three-step, Natural Turn. (2) Feather diag. to centre, Reverse Turn, Three-step, Natural Turn.
Q21. Give the amount of turn between each step in a Natural Turn as Man.
A21. Between 1 and 2, 3/8. Between 2 and 3, 1/8. Between 4 and S make 3/8 to end D.C., or if at .a corner, make a 1/4 to face new LCD. or an 1/8 to face DC. of new L.O.D.
Q22. Does the Natural Turn ever start D.W.? If it does, what precedes it?
A22. Yes. After a Three-step taken diag. to wall. (M) Open Telemark and a Closed Telemark (4th step of Telemark is the ﬁrst of the Natural Turn).
Q23. Which ﬁgures can follow a Natural Turn?
A23. Feather Step. In a small room, use the last step as the ﬁrst step of any Reverse ﬁgure, such as Reverse Turn, Wave, etc.
Q24. If a Natural Turn commences D..W., in which direction is the 4th step taken?
A24. Down LCD. or D.W. Both are correct.
Q25. Give the amount of turn between each step in the Natural Turn as Lady.
A25. 1/2 between 1 and 2. Between 4 and 5 make 1/8, 1/4 or 3/8.
Q26. Does the Man ever use overswing of the body on a Pull Step?
A26. Normally, No. Only when a Hover Feather is to follow.
Q27. Give the Footwork of the Natural Turn. Man and Lady.
A27. Man: 1, H.T.; 2, T.; ‘3, T.H.,; 4, T.H., 5, H. LE. of foot, whole foot, then LE. of L.F..; 6, H.
Lady: 1, T.H.; 2, H.T.; 3, T.H., 4, H.T.; 5, T.H., then LE. of T. of RF. ; 6, T.
Q28. When the Lady dances a Heel Turn, does she rise to the Toes before stepping forward into the next step?
A28. No. She must rise as the forward step is taken. To rise before stepping forward would make the rise too abrupt and retard her forward movement.
Q29. Dance and give the Rise and Fall of the Natural Turn as Lady.
A29. Rise slightly at e/o 1 (N.F.R.), continue to rise on 2, Up on 3. Lower at e/o 3. No further rise.
Q30. Give the alignment of the Reverse Turn. Man.
A30. 1, Facing DC; 2, Backing D.W.; 3, Backing L.O.D.; 4, Backing L.O.D.; 5, Pointing D.W.; 6,
Facing D.W.; 7, Facing D.W.
Q31. Where is the body facing on step 6?
A31. Between wall and D.W.
Q32. Give the Footwork ofthe Reverse Turn as Lady.
A32. 1, T.H.; 2, H.T.;, 3, TH; 4, H.T.; S, T.H.; 6, T.H.; 7, T.
Q33. Which part of the foot is in contact with the ﬂoor when the RF. commences to move back for the 7th step (Lady)?
A33. The Heel. (Many candidates draw R.F. back with Toe on floor.)
Q34. Which ﬁgures can follow a Reverse Turn?
A34. A Three-step taken D.W. or curved to end down L.O.D. The Reverse Wave. Change of
Direction. (M) Hover Telemark. The Box.
Q35. Which ﬁgures can precede a Reverse Turn?
A35. A Feather Step. Also an Impetus Turn followed by a Feather Finish ended DC. A Reverse Turn may be taken after a Full Step or Change of Direction in a small room. (M) Hover Feather. Natural Telemark. Natural Twist Turn. Top Spin.
Q36. What is the last part of a Reverse Turn called?
A36. A Feather Finish.
Q37. What is the ﬁrst ending you would “teach to a Reverse Tum?
A37. A Three-step and Natural Turn, as the pupil would already know these ﬁgures. After that, a Change of Direction would be taught.
Q38. On which part of the foot does the Lady commence to turn on a Heel Turn?
A38. The Ball. Turn is then continued on the Heel.
Q39. Give a detailed description of a Heel Turn. (To Right.)
A39. The L.F. moves back on ball, then toe, then on to the ball of foot, when the toe of front foot is released from the ﬂoor. The turn is commenced on the ball of L.F. as the R.F. is drawn back with pressure on the R. heel. As the R.F. closes, both feet are ﬂat, and turn is continued on the L. heel, with the feet close together and ﬂat. Transfer weight to R.F. at the end of the turn, and rise slightly as L.F. moves forward for the next step.
Q40. What does the Man dance when Lady does a Heel Turn?
A40. An Open Turn.
Q41. Ifthe Man dances a Pull Steps. what does the Lady do?
A41. A Brush Step.
Q42. Describe a Pull Step in detail.
A42. After stepping back with L.F. the R.F. is drawn back slowly, ﬁrst with pressure on the heel and then on the inside edge of the R.F. It is placed about 10 inches to the side of L.F. with weight now on the whole foot. L.F. brushes towards R.F. with pressure on inside edge of L.F. which then steps forward in the normal way. L. shoulder moves back as L.F. moves forward.
Q43. How does a Pull Step differ from a Heel Turn?
A43. In the manner in which the R.F. is drawn back; feet are apart in a Pull Step and closed in a Heel Turn; weight is more forward in a Pull Step; knees are more relaxed in a Pull Step.
Q44. Is the Footwork of a Pull Step in a Hesitation Change in the Waltz the same as in the Foxtrot?
A44. No. As the L.F. brushes in the Hesitation Change the one beat hesitation will result in the Footwork of L.F. being “Inside edge of Toe” instead of “Inside edge of foot.”
Q45. What amounts of turn may be used on a Change of Direction?
A45. 1/4; 3/8 or a 1/2 (3/8 or 1/2 at a comer—U4 along the side of room).
Q46. Give the Footwork as Man and Lady.
A46. Man: 1, H.; 2, LE. of TH, then LE. of T. of L.F.; 3, H. Lady: 1, T.H._; 2, T., LE. of T.H., then
I.E. of T. of R.F.; 3, T.
Q47. Give the alignment as Man and Lady.
A47. Man: 1, Facing D.W.; 2, D.W. with R. Toe pointing towards L.O.D. End facing DC; 3, Facing D.C. Lady: 1, Backing D.W.; 2, Backing D.W.; 3, Backing. D.C.
Q48. Where does the turn commence in a Change of Direction?
A48. On the first step—L.F. forward.
Q49. On which step is most turn made?
A49. On the 2nd step—as L.F. brushes to R.F.
Q50. What is the position of the feet at the end of the 2nd step?
A50. LP. is closed to RF. with L.F. slightly in advance of RF. (Lady’s RF. .is slightly back when
Q51. When would you dance a half turn on a Change of Direction?
A51. Approaching a corner diagonally, make a half turn to end facing diag. to centre of the new L.O.D.
Q52. When would you make 3/8 of a turn?
A52. Approaching a corner diagonally, make 3/8 to end facing the new L.O.D.
Q53. Which ﬁgures would follow the above alignment?
A53. Feather, Three-step and Natural Turn or Feather and Reverse Wave. In a small room the last step of the Change of Direction could be used as the ﬁrst step of a Reverse Wave. or 4 of Wave into Weave. (M) Feather into Box.
Q54. What are the main differences between the Man’s and Lady’s _2nd step of the Change of Direction?
A54. Man’s 2nd step is longer than the Lady‘s as he is on the outside of the turn. He will also slide the foot more than Lady. Footwork is different.
Q55. Dance a Reverse Wave, counting in beats and bars.
A55. 1.2. 3. 4. 2.2. 3. 4. 3.2. 3.4. 4.2. (31/2 bars.)
Q56. Give the Footwork as Man.
A56. Man: 1, H.T.: 2, T.; 3, T.H.; 4, T.H.; 5, T.; 6, T.H.; 7, T.H.; 8′, H.,. LE. of foot, whole feet, then
I.E. of LE; 9, H.
Q57. Give the Rise and Fall in the Reverse Wave as Lady.
A57. Rise slightly at the e/o 1 (N.F.R.); continue to rise on 2; up on ‘3; lower at e/o 3; down on 4; down on 5; rise at the e/o 5; up on 6; lower at the e/o 6; down on steps 7, 8, 9.
Q58. Could the Pull Step be omitted at the end of the Wave?
A58. Yes. An Impetus Turn could be used after step 6, when the Man would dance a Heel Turn instead of a Heel Pull. (M) Open impetus.
Q59. Describe a Reverse Wave. Man.
A59. 1, L.F. forward, turning to L. (S); 2, RF. to side on the same L.O.D. (Q); 3, still turning, step back L.F. (Q); 4, RF. back, turning to L. (S); 5, L.F. back, curving towards L.O.D. (Q); 6, R.F. back (Q); 7, L.F. back, turning to R. (S); 8, Pull R.F. to side of L.F. (Heel Pull) (S); 9, L.F. forward, body turning to the L. (S).
Q60. In which directions can a Reverse Wave be commenced?
A60. L.O.D., Diag. to centre and Diag. to wall.
Q61. Dance and give the general alignment of the 5 basic alignments of the Reverse Wave.
A61. (1) Commence facing the L.O.D.; 4th step D.W.; 7th step, backing L.O.D.; end Pull Step
facing D.C. (or at a corner it may be ended facing the new L.O.D. or D.C. of new L.O.D. (2)
Commence facing the L.O.D., near a comer; 4th step D.W.; 7th step backing D.W. of new L.O.D.; end facing D.C. of new L.O.D. (3) Commence facing diag. to wall; 4th step D.W. and then continue as in No. 1 above. (4) Commence facing diag. wall, near a comer; 4th step D.W. and then continue as in No. 2 above. (5) Commence facing diag. to centre, near a corner; 4th step down the L.O.D.; 7th step, backing the new L.O.D.; end the Pull Step facing D.C. of new L.O.D.
Q62. Give the amount of turn between each step on alignment 2 as Man.
A62. 1/4 between 1-2; 1/8 between 2-3; 1/4 between 4, 5, 6; 1/4 between 7-9.
Q63. Give the amount of turn on alignment 4 as Lady.
A63. 1/2 between 1-2; 1/4 between 4, 5, 6; 1/4 between 7-9.
Q64. When the Man’s L.F. commences to move back for step No. 7 of the Reverse Wave, which part of the foot is in contact with the ﬂoor?
A64. The Toe.
Q65. What figure could be danced after 4 steps of a Reverse Wave?
A65. The Weave.
Q66. Give the Rise in Impetus Turn as Man and Lady.
A66. Man: Down on 1; down on 2; rise at e/o 2; up on 3; lower e/o 3.. Lady: Down on 1; down on 2; rise at e/o 2; up on 3; lower e/o 3.
Q67. Give the Foot Positions in the Impetus Turn as Lady.
A67. 1, RF. forward; 2, L.F. to side; .3, RF. diag. forward, having brushed to L.F.; 4, L.F. forward.
Q68. What is the position of the Man’s 3rd step?
A68. To side and slightly back.
Q69. Give the amount of turn between each step, including the Feather Finish as Man.
A69. 3/8 between 1-2; 1/4 between 2-3; 1/4 between 4-5, body turns less.
Q70. How does the Heel Turn of Man in an Impetus Turn differ from the Heel Turn. of Lady in a Natural Turn?
A70. Man’s knees are softer and there is no Body rise. Poise is different.
Q71. Is the Weave always danced after 4 steps of a Reverse Wave?
A71. No. It can be danced after 4 steps of a Reverse Turn near a comer and can be danced from Promenade Position.
Q72. What is the most important point to remember when checking on step 4 of the Wave for a Weave?
A72. To keep the weight forward and soften the R. knee. (Note. many Men sway to R. on this step with good effect).
Q73. If the Man lowers his L. heel on step 3 of Weave using the Footwork of T.H., what will. the rise be on steps 3, 4. 5?
A73. Up on 3; Up on 4 (No foot rise); Up 0115-.
QUESTIONS FOR MEMBERS AND FELLOWS ONLY
Q74. Dance a Feather Step, Telemark, Feather Step, Change of Direction as Lady and say the Sway.
A74. ‘S.L.L.S.R.S.S. L.L.S. R. S. Wore. This is oﬁen danced badly. Take care not to curve to Right on the second Feather Step. Keep the body backing towards wall on 3, 4 of Telemark. Do not turn too early on the Change of Direction).
Q75. Could the Closed Telemark be used at a corner when facing D.W.?
A75. Yes. Approaching a corner diagonally after a Feather Finish, make a half turn on the Telemark to end facing D.C. of new L.O.D.
Q76. Does the Man brush his LP. to R.F. between steps 2 and 3 ofa Closed Telemark?
A76. Some examiners like the answer “Yes.” Actually, it is not standardised and is unnecessary. The LP. should not, however, swing outwards.
Q77. Is there anything unusual about the Lady’s amount of turn in the Telemark‘?
A77. Yes. She makes the ﬁll] 3/8 of a turn between 2 and 3. In most other ﬁgures the. turn would be a 1/4 between 2 and 3 and 1/8 between 3 and 4.
Q78. What differences are there between a Telemark and an Open Telemark?
A78. The 3rd and 4th steps of the Open Telemark are in ER, and the Lady will turn less. Man does more turn between 1 and 2 in a Closed Telemark.
Q79. Give the positions of the Man’s feet and body on. the 3rd step of an Open Telemark for the Wing, Feather Step and Natural Turn endings.
A79. Wing: LP. to side and slightly back in ER, body facing wall; L.F. pointing D.W. Feather Step: LP. to side and slightly forward in P.P., body facing wall; L.F. pointing D.W. Natural Turn: L.F. sideways in RP. ; feet and body backing D.C.
Q80. Give the Foot Positions as Lady on the 3rd step of the Open. Telemark for these endings.
A80. Wing: R.F. forward and slightly to the R. in RR; R. shoulder leading. Feather Step: R.F. diag. forward in RR; R. shoulder leading. Natural Turn: R.F. diag. forward in RP. (Not with R. shoulder leading.)
Q81. Why is there no R. shoulder lead for Lady on 3 of the Open Telemark when a Natural Turn is to follow?
A81. A R. shoulder lead keeps the Promenade Position compact and helps Lady to turn to the Left. In the Natural Turn ending, the Man will turn to the R. on 4 and will close square to Lady. A R. shoulder lead by the Lady on 3 would give her a slight turn to the L. when completely unnecessary.
Q82. Do you use the Open Telemark to Wing in Foxtrot?
A82. No. It can he used but is now almost obsolete.
Q83. When a Natural Turn follows an Open Telemark, is it a normal Natural Turn for Man and Lady?
A83. No. Man’s steps are similar except that Lady is always taken outside on 4, and he seldom uses a Heel Pull ending. Lady’s steps are completely diﬁ’erent. She has no Heel Turn on 2 and her first step is forward instead of back. There is also no Sway on a Natural Turn taken from Promenade Position.
Q84. What are the most popular endings to this Natural Turn?
A84. Impetus Turn and the Outside Swivel.
Q85. Dance an amalgamation which could he danced in the three moving dance-s.
A85. Two good amalgamations to show are:— (1) Open Impetus. Wing, Telemark; (2) Open
Telemark. Open Natural Turn ending with Open Impetus. Wing, Telemark.
Q86. Count the latter amalgamation in Slows and Quicks in Foxtrot and Quickstep.
A86. Foxtrot: SQQ SQQ SQQ SQQ SQQS. Quickstep: SSS SQQ SSS SQQ SSSS. Were. The
Open Telemark, Open Impetus and Telemark could he danced with the SQQ rhythm but the slower rhythm is far better).
Q87. Which ﬁgures may precede a Hover Feather?
A87. Any Pull Step or a side step on R.F. It is a part of several Standard figures.
Q88. What is the difference in the rise of a Hover Feather and a Feather Step?
A88. Feather Step starts down and the Man swings forward and up into the rise. Hover Feather starts up. and the effect during the ﬁgure is of gradually decreasing the rise throughout.
Q89. Is the Sway different in the two figures?
A89. Yes. The forward swing on RF. in a Feather’ Step will result in a Right Sway on 2 and 3. The falling eﬁect of a Hover Feather will result in a Left Sway on 1, gradually corrected to Straight on 2 and 3.
Q90. Is a Pull Step danced differently when a Hover Feather follows?
A90. Yes. There is a rise at the end of the Pull Step; which is taken slightly quicker; and the body will overnlrn slightly to the Right.
Q91. Is a Hover Telemark ever ended in ER?
A91. Yes. It is very popular with advanced dancers.
Q92. Give the Rise in the Hover Telemark as Man and Lady.
A92. Man: Commence to rise e/o 1; continue to rise on 2; up on 3; lower at e/o 3; down on. 4. Lady: Commence to rise e/o 1 (N.F.R.); continue to rise on 2; up on 3; lower at e/o 3; down on 4.
Q93. Is the brushing of R.F. between 2 and 3 of the Hover Telemark as Lady the same as in most other Hover ﬁgures?
A93. No. In the Hover Telemark; R.F. brushes towards L.F. In most ﬁgures her R.F. brushes to L.F.
Q94. Give the Rise and Fall in the Natural Weave. Man.
A94. Rise at e/o 1. Up on 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7. Lower at e/o 7. Down on 8′.
Q95. Is it necessary for the Man to keep up on his Toes for steps 2 to 7?
A95. No. Many men lower the L. Heel on step 4 using the Footwork “TH.”
Q96. If the Man uses this Footwork on 4 (LE) is the rise exactly the same as given in Answer No. 94 above.
A96. No. It will be “Up on 5; No Foot Rise.”
Q97. Why is it “N.F.R.” on step 5 when it is the L. Heel (4) that lowers?
A97. When 4th step is taken Man is Up with the feet and body. It is only when the 5th step is taken that he is Up with the body but has lowered the L. Heel. Therefore “NPR.” is on 5, not 4.
Q98. Can the Natural Weave be danced in any other alignment but the standard alignment.
A98. Yes. It could be commenced diag. centre and the ﬁrst 4 steps overturned to back DC. It could be ended D.C. when started facing LCD. by overturning to L. between 5; 6.
Q99. Dance a Natural Twist Turn; counting in beats as Man.
A99. 1.2. 3. 3: 4.1.2. 3. 4. 1.2.
Q100. Give the beat value of each step as Lady; then as Man.
A100. Lady: 2. 1/2. 1/2. 1. 2. 1. Man: 2. 1/2. 1/2. 3. (on 4,5) 1.1.2.
Q101. Does the Man rise on the first part of the Natural Turn when leading into a Natural Twist Turn?
A101. No. There is no upward swing between 1 and 2 owing to the following Twist. Man gives rather a “dead” entry to this ﬁgure.
Q102. What is an essential feature of all Hover movements (Man)?
A102. To avoid an appearance of straight legs. The movement should appear soft and relaxed. The L. knee should always veer inwards towards the R. knee. The rise should be soft and gradual. When swaying, a very slight break at the waist may occur.
Q103. Give the alignment of the Natural Twist Turn as Man and Lady.
A103. Man: 1, Facing L.O.D.; 2, Backing DC; 3. Backing L.O.D.; 4, 5. 6, 7. 8. Facing D.C. Lady:
1, Backing L.O.D.; 2,, Facing L.O.D.; 3, Facing ahnost D.W.; 4, Facing D.W.; 5. 6, 7. ‘8, Backing D.C.
Q104. What is the Foot Position of the 3rd step of the Man?
A104. R.F. crosses behind L.F., slightly back.
Q105. Why “slightly back”?
A105. If R.F. crosses tightly behind LP. the dancer is inclined to “sit down” on the. following
Twist. Placing the RF. slightly back avoids this and brings the feet into the correct position (Pull Step position—Facing D.C.) at the end of the Twist.
Q106. How much turn is made on a Natural Twist Turn?
A106. 7/8 of a turn (less turn is not comfortable owing to the “speed of the twist).
Q107. Which ﬁgures in Foxtrot commence on the Tees?
A107. The Hover Feather and the Top Spin. A Weave taken after a Box or from RR
Q108. What is the normal amount of turn on the Top Spin.
A108. A half turn. 3/8 could be danced at a corner.
Q109. Give the alignments of a Top Spin at a corner. Man.
A109. Commence facing D.W. 1, Backing against the L.O.D.; 2, Backing D.W. against the L.O.D.;; 3. Pointing DC. of new L.O.D.; 4, 5, Facing D.C.
Q110. Could the Top Spin follow a step taken forward on the R. Heel?
A110. Yes. After such ﬁgures as the Box and a Closed Telemark. (Note. I consider this a bad and very “dead ” entry, but it is asked for in examinations.)
Q111. When a Top Spin follows the 6th step of a Reverse Turn, is the 6th step of Reverse Turn normal in every way as Man and Lady?
A111. No. Normally the 6th step (R.F.) travels D.W. but body has turned less, as in all Feather Finishes. When a Top Spin is to follow, the body will face D..W.. on 6 (Man). The Lady will have Foot Rise on step 6.
Q112. Name a few entries to. the Top Spin.
A112. 1, Reverse Turn; 2, Underturned Impetus then 4, 5, 6 of Reverse Turn into Top Spin; 3, Outside Swivel, followed by 3 steps of a Feather taken D.C. against L.O.D.; 4, The Box, followed by 3 steps of a Feather Step, taken D.C. against the L.O.D.
Q113. Give the amount of turn on each part in amalgamation No. 2.
A113. Make 1/2 turn on the Impetus Turn to back against the L.O.D. Make the normal 3/8 on 4, 5, 6 of Reverse Turn to face D.C. against the L.O.D. Make the normal half turn on the Top Spin.
Q114. Give the Footwork of a Top Spin. Man.
A114. 1, T.; 2, T.;_, 3, T.; 4, TH; 5, H. Note. The footwork of TH. may be used on 1, but it is better to state “T” and wait for the examiner to question you on the alternative Footwork.
Q115. Dance the Box and state the Rise and Fall.
A115. Down on 1, 2, 3;. commence to rise e/o 3 (N.F.R.); continue to rise on 4; up on 5-; lower at e/o 5.
Q116. Which ﬁgures can follow a Box?
A116. 1, Feather Step curved to end D.C.; .2, Hairpin Feather curved to end down L.O.D. or D.W.;. 3, Top Spin (direct, which is not good, or after 3 steps of a Feather, not curved); 4, The Weave. (First step of Weave may be taken on Toes).
Q117. Is the 4th step ofBox taken in C.B.M.P.?
A117. No. (Many candidates dance the ﬁgure with 4th step in C.B.M.P-.)
Q118. Dance the Box and give the Footwork as Lady.
A118. 1, T.H.; 2, TH. and LE. of T. ofR.F.; 3, H.T.; 4, T.; 5, TH; 6, T.
Q119. Which Standard ﬁgure do you consider is one of the best to teach to average dancers who know the Basic ﬁgures?
A119. Candidates should say what they think, and give their reasons. I would say the Natural Weave is one of the best.
Q 120. Give some entries to the Weave.
A120. 1, 4 steps of Reverse Wave; 2, 4 steps of Reverse Turn at a corner; 3, The Box (lst step as Man may be taken on Heel or Ball); 4, The Outside Swivel (2nd step of Outside Swivel is taken D.C. against L.O.D. in RR, and Lady is turned square as Man takes the 1st step of Weave in the same direction). 5. The Open Telemark-
Q121. How many steps are there in an Outside Swivel?
Q122. Dance as Man an Outside Swivel in its most usual amalgamation and say the Sway.
A122. Usual amalgamation is Open Telemark, Natural Turn to Outside Swivel, Feather ﬁnish.
Sway is: SLS SSSSS RRS. Another entry is after steps 1, 2, 3 of a Feather Step.
Q123. Which ﬁgures can be used in place ofa Change of Direction?
A123. A Hover Telemark. A Whisk (actually not standard in F. T.).
Q124. If a pupil came for a few lessons before going to a dance, would you teach him the Slow Foxtrot?
A124. No. It would be better to teach Slow Rhythm Dancing.
Q 125. Give the tempo and time of Foxtrot music.
A125. Tempo: 30 bars a minute. Time: 4/4—Common time, but it should be noted that many Foxtrots are written in 2/4 time.
Q 126. How would you teach the Foxtrot to a class of beginners?
A126. This is dealt with in “Ballroom Dancing,” but candidates should be prepared to give their own methods of teaching.