Variations following a Feather Finish

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by JoepiE, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. JoepiE

    JoepiE New Member

    Name the variations that can follow a Feather Finish (FF).

    The rules:
    • Only 3 variations per person
    • No syncopations
    • No steps between FF and following variation
    The list so far:
    1. Three Step
    2. Curved Three Step
    3. Progressive Chassé to the right
    4. Back Lock
    5. Reverse Turn
    6. Reverse Weave
    7. Hover
    8. Change of Direction
    9. Open Telemark
    10. Closed Telemark
    11. Hover Telemark
    12. Double Reverse Spin
    13. Fallaway Reverse Slip Pivot
    14. Bounce Fallaway
    15. Outside Swivel
    16. Contra Check
    17. Travelling Contra Check
    18. Back Feather
    19. Chassé Roll
    20. Topspin
    21. Open Impetus
    22. Closed Impetus
    23. Reverse Wave
    24. Lunge
    25. Same Foot Lunge first step forward
    26. Same Foot Lunge first step backward
    27. Forward Lunge
    28. Bomb Shell
    29. Telespin
    30. Wing
    31. Reverse Pivot
    32. Hesitation Change
    33. Tipple Chassé
    34. Hover Corté
    35. Right Switch
    36. Reverse Turn Checked
    37. Outside Spin
    38. Quick Open Reverse
  2. JoepiE

    JoepiE New Member

    I'll start:

    Three Step
  3. elisedance

    elisedance New Member

  4. ACtenDance

    ACtenDance Active Member

    how?
  5. elisedance

    elisedance New Member

    Oh no, don't tell me I blew it.
    It was a good guess - and in my defense, if you lead it I would follow :roll:
  6. JoepiE

    JoepiE New Member

    Elise, you're right top spin is a good one. No worries!! :cool:

    AC, Alex Moore tells me this:

    Man:
    1. Turning body to the L, move LF slightly to the R, behind the RF. Partner outside (Q)
    2. RF back, still turning body to the L (Q)
    3. LF to side and slightly forward (in total: 3/8 turn) (Q)
    4. RF forward outside partner in CBMP left shoulder lead. (Q)

    Lady:
    1. Turning body to the L, move RF to the L, across LF. Outsode partner (Q)
    2. LF forward, stil turning L (Q)
    3. RF to side (Q)
    4. LF back, partner outside (Q)

    And you know what, you just ended ina Feather Finish, so what's next?
  7. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot
    Bounce Fallaway
    Reverse Turn
    Reverse Turn Checked
    Back Feather
    Extended Weave
    Outside Spin
    Change of Direction
    Chase to Right
    Contra Check
    Travelling Contra Check
    Curved Three Step
    Open Telemark
    Closed Telemark
    Reverse Swivel
    Reverse Pivot
    Double Reverse Turn
    Quick Wing
    Forward Lock
    Hover Feather
    Quick Open Reverse
    Fallaway Whisk
    Telespin
  8. ACtenDance

    ACtenDance Active Member

    Oops, it was actually my mistake. I was contemplating the various options, then I thought how much more difficult it was for me to come up with follows for a three step... so I confused myself :cool:
  9. amiko

    amiko New Member

    Figures from FF

    Ok, well I'm known for crazy choreography...so crazy that judges will look twice. May not be legal but I think you can do tumble turn from FF...EASY!! As a follower in standard, I may not know all the names but I'll try my best.

    Stopping Figures
    -Contra Check
    -Check Line (similar to tango challenge line, but the lady's head is closed)
    -Twist Turn (girl run run run around guy - natural direction)
    - Kick (Pivot 45 deg on your left to let lady kick left leg)
    - Same Foot Lunge
    - Hover to the right
    - Eros Line (this is totally cute and unexpected)
    - Step replace Lunge on left foot


    Left Turning Figures
    - Reverse Turn
    - Pivot into woman's telemark (i'm into inter-sexing too)
    - Hesitation
    - Double Reverse Spin
    - Switch (you may have to do a 180 turn, but it's possible...yes i like it, maybe i'll put in my routine)
    - Rudolph Ronde (whee one of my favs)
    - Ronde Twist Turn

    Right Turning Figures
    - Take 1st Step of a "3 Step" then go into Pivots (wheeeee)
    - Right Switch
    - Impetus into Natural Overspin

    Going Straight Figures / Travelling
    - 3 Step
    - Chasse to the Right
    - Back Low Lock (knees bent)
    - Tipple Chasse to left
    - Back High Lock
    - Curved Feather
    - Fishtail to the right then left
    - Open Natural

    Hope you like them. ;)
  10. elisedance

    elisedance New Member

    That would be: feather finish, three step, (s)top-spin out of control :D
  11. JoepiE

    JoepiE New Member

    Whooaa, I just woke up. Two long lists!!

    For the next time I'll add a rule: no more then 3 variations, this is no fun for the ones that are glad to know a impetus could follow a FF, IYKWIM.

    But well, Im gonna check them all. I'll be back, in a few hours I think.

    Oh, and Elise, You gotta show me that (s)top-spin out of control, sounds great!!
    :peace:
  12. elisedance

    elisedance New Member

    As step squences go its great to start - the best - however noone has yet figured out how to stop it without kaputting a judge or two...
  13. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Many (most, in fact) of these require some kind of intermediary step(s) between them and the feather finish...
  14. JoepiE

    JoepiE New Member

    That's not by the rules, one step forward or backward is ok, the rest is nok.

    I know only half of the figures Amiko named, so I can't check them all.

    I'm almost done checking the figures I know.
  15. JoepiE

    JoepiE New Member

    First of all: I'm not god, I don't know everything, but together we'll figure this all out. I'm the judge, but I'm reasonable, if I don't get it or I'm wrong, explane it to me.

    Let's aim for at least 50 variations. :cool:

    OK = green
    NOK = red
    No frikkin clue = blue

    Amiko:
    Stopping Figures
    - Contra Check
    - Check Line (similar to tango challenge line, but the lady's head is closed)
    - Twist Turn (girl run run run around guy - natural direction)
    - Kick (Pivot 45 deg on your left to let lady kick left leg)
    - Same Foot Lunge
    - Hover to the right
    - Eros Line (this is totally cute and unexpected)
    - Step replace Lunge on left foot


    Left Turning Figures
    - Reverse Turn
    - Pivot into woman's telemark (i'm into inter-sexing too) Two figures
    - Hesitation Change (
    - Double Reverse Spin
    - Switch (you may have to do a 180 turn, but it's possible...yes i like it, maybe i'll put in my routine) Two figures
    - Rudolph Ronde (whee one of my favs)
    - Ronde Twist Turn


    Right Turning Figures
    - Take 1st Step of a "3 Step" then go into Pivots (wheeeee) LF back and spins is ok tho
    - Right Switch
    - Impetus into Natural Overspin

    Going Straight Figures / Travelling
    - 3 Step
    - Chasse to the Right
    - Back Low Lock (knees bent)
    - Tipple Chasse to left
    - Back High Lock
    - Curved Feather Wrong foot
    - Fishtail to the right then left (don't know if this is legal for SF)
    - Open Natural Wrong foot


    DanceMentor:
    Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot
    Bounce Fallaway
    Reverse Turn
    Reverse Turn Checked
    Back Feather
    Extended Weave (an extention is not allowed by the judges... judge... me :wink:)
    Outside Spin
    Change of Direction
    Chase to Right
    Contra Check
    Travelling Contra Check
    Curved Three Step
    Open Telemark
    Closed Telemark
    Reverse Swivel
    Reverse Pivot (Marat Gimaev does this into Contra Check, that ROCKS!!!:rocker:)
    Double Reverse Turn
    Quick Wing (a Quick Wing is a syncopated Wing)
    Forward Lock
    Hover Feather Wrong foot
    Quick Open Reverse
    Fallaway Whisk Whisk is illegal in SF, due to rise and fall.
    Telespin

    See first post for the full list
  16. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    What is a bombshell? I've never heard that one before.
  17. elisedance

    elisedance New Member

    Could I answer your original question with: 'any step led off the left foot'? If not perhaps its easier to list exceptions...
  18. tangotime

    tangotime Well-Known Member


    Very old variation-- heres an older one-- Prince of Wales
  19. JoepiE

    JoepiE New Member

    [​IMG] LOL
  20. JoepiE

    JoepiE New Member

    LF forward. Rondé with RF all the way thru to PP. Don't know what Prince of Wales is tho, do remember hearing it some time long ago.

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