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Bota Fogos to Promenade and Counter Promenade

Samba Bota Fogos to Promenade and Counter Promenade

The Samba Bota Fogos to Promenade and Counter Promenade is Bronze Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, and movement, technique; 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
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
1
LF fwd
No turn
BF

2
a
RF to side w/o weight
1/8 to L over 2 & 3
I/E of T (pressure)

3
2
Take minimal weight to RF and replace weight to LF in PP

BF
Turn Lady to PP with pressure through RH
4
1
RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP
No turn
BF

5
a
LF to sdie w/o weight
1/4 to R over 5 & 6
I/E of T(Pressure)
Turn Lady to L with pressure through RH
6
2
Take minimal weight to LF and replace weight to RF in CPP

BF
Continue to turn Lady to CPP
7
1
LF fwd and across in CPP and CBMP
No turn
BF

8
a
RF to side w/o weight
3/8 to L over 8 & 9. Body turns slightly less
I/E of T (pressure) Turn Lady to R with pressure through RH
9
2
Take minimal weight to RF and replace weight to LF in PP

BF
Continue to turn Lady to PP

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
1
RF back
No turn
BF

2
a
LF to side w/o weight
1/8 to R over 2 & 3
I/E of T (pressure)
Different from Traveling Bota Fogos Fwd, Lady turns R on this step to PP (as opposed to turning L) and the following step is fwd (as opposed to back).
3
2
Take minimal weight to LF and replace weight to RF in PP

BF

4
1
LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP
No turn
BF

5
a
RF to side w/o weight
1/4 to L over 5 & 6
I/E of T(Pressure)

6
2
Take minimal weight to RF and replace weight to LF in CPP

BF

7
1
RF fwd and across in CPP and CBMP
No turn
BF

8
a
LF to side w/o weight
3/8 to R over 8 & 9. Body turns slightly less
I/E of T (pressure)
9
2
Take minimal weight to LF and replace weight to RF in PP

BF

  • Start in Closed Position. Use bounce action.
  • It's ok to dance only step 1-3 as Bota Fogo to PP.