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Progressive Chasse

The Quickstep Progressive Chasse is a Newcomer level figure. 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.

Quickstep Progressive Chasse, Starting BDC

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Alignment
Footwork    Turn  Sway
CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
RF back
BDC
TH
start to turn L
Nil
CBM
start to rise e/o 1, NFR

2
Q
LF to side
PDW
T
1/4 between 1-2
body turns less
Nil
  cont to rise on 2 and 3

3
Q
RF closes to LF
DW
T
slight body turn
Nil
  --
No rise & fall
4
S
LF to side/slightly fwd
DW
TH
Nil
Nil
  Up, lower e/o 4 Next step, starts with CBM, OP
5
S
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
DW
H
--
--
CBM



Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment
Footwork    Turn  Sway
CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF fwd
FDC
HT
start to turn L
Nil
 CBM start to rise e/o 1

2
Q
RF to side
BW
T
1/8 to L between 1-2
Nil
  cont to rise on 2 and 3

3
Q
LF closes to RF
BDW
T
1/8 between 2-3, body turns less
Nil
   -- No rise & fall
4
S
RF to side slightly back
BDW
TH
--
Nil
  Up, lower e/o 4
Next step, starts with CBM. Do not touch right heel to ground until left heel is even with right foot.
5
S
LF back in CBMP
BDW
T
--
--
CBM


Quickstep Progressive Chasse, Starting BLOD

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Alignment
Footwork    Turn  Sway
CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
RF back
BLOD
TH
start to turn L
Nil
CBM
start to rise e/o 1, NFR

2
Q
LF to side
PDW
T
3/8 between 1-2
body turns less
Nil
  cont to rise on 2 and 3

3
Q
RF closes to LF
DW
T
slight body turn
Nil
  --

4
S
LF to side/slightly fwd
DW
TH
Nil
Nil
  Up, lower e/o 4 position of body should be facing between wall and DW.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment
Footwork    Turn  Sway
CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF fwd
LOD
HT
start to turn L
Nil
 CBM start to rise e/o 1

2
Q
RF to side
W
T
1/4 between 1-2
Nil
  cont to rise on 2 and 3

3
Q
LF closes to RF
BDW
T
1/8 between 2-3, body turns less
Nil
   --
4
S
RF to side slightly back
BDW
TH

Nil
  Up, lower e/o 4

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