Basic Waltz Demo
Mirko Gozzoli & Alessia Betti
Content: ISTD Syllabus Figures (see notes)
At 0:39, the video subtitles call the figure linking the Contra Check and the Outside Spin a "Hover." It is not a syllabus figure,
and we have not been able to find it in any other book or video. Note that a Cross Hesitation could be danced here without
changing entry or exit.
Breaking this figure apart, we see the following:
1) The Man dances 1-3 of a Weave from PP, a combination used in Alex Moore's Popular Variations to link promenade
figures to natural pivoting figures in one bar of music (see Waltz Variations #9, #11, #47 and #50).
2) During the 1-3 Weave from PP, the Lady closes her LF to her RF on step 3 rather than stepping Outside Partner. This
technique resembles the Cross Hesitation as written in the ISTD or IDTA syllabus.
Thank you to Stephen for bringing the name of the Hover to our attention.
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