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Cross Chasse

Quickstep Cross Chasse

The Quickstep Cross Chasse is a Bronze Level figure, listed as an additional step that can be danced in Medal Tests. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, footwork, alignment, and movement; steps diagram; a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figure, techniques and practice routines that include it.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Alignment
Footwork    Turn  Sway
CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
 SRF fwd, OPFDWH    Man steps OP.
1
S
LF fwd
FDW
HT
--
S
CBM
Rise e/o 1

2
Q
RF to side
FDW
T
--
L

up

3
Q
LF closes to RF
FDW
TH
--
L

up, lower e/o 3
At the end of this, the body is wound up perfect for leading natural turning figures (with first step CBMP , OP)
4
S
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
FDW
H
--
S
CBM
--
Continue into Forward Lock in Outside Partner Position. Use CBM as you take the step.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment
Footwork    Turn  Sway
CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
 SLF back, CBMPBDWTH    Lengthen R side.
1
S
RF back
BDW
TH
--
S
CBM
Rise e/o 1, NFR
Lady connects R should down.
2
Q
LF to side
BDW
T
--
R

up
Maintain the shape, push on RF/thigh. 
3
Q
RF closes to LF
BDW
TH
--
R

up, lower e/o 3

4
S
LF back in CBMP
BDW
T
--
S
CBM
--


Running Cross Chase

In stead of closing feet on step 3 above, keep moving ('running") forward:

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment
Footwork    Turn  Sway
CBM 
Rise & Fall 
Notes
 SRF fwd, CBMP, OPFDWHT     
1
S
LF fwd
FDW
T --
S
CBM
Rise e/o 1

2
Q
RF diagonally fwd
FDW
T
--
L

up

3
Q
LF fwd, L shoulder leading
FDW
TH
--
L

up, lower e/o 3
4
S
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
FDW
H
--
S
CBM
--

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment 
Footwork    Turn  Sway
CBM 
Rise & Fall 
Notes
 S    LF back, CBMPBDWTH        Pay attention not to do a lot rotation through shoulders.

Flex into R leg and hip. 
1
S
RF back
BDW
T    
--
S
CBM
Rise e/o 1, NFR
R shoulder connects down. 
2QLF diagonally back
BDW
T
--
R

up
Do not rotate L shoulder.

Stretch L side.
3
Q
RF back, R shoulder leading
BDW
TH
--
R

up, lower e/o 3

4
S
LF back in CBMP
BDW
T
--
S
CBM
--

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