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Promenade and Counter Promenade Runs

Samba Promenade and Counter Promenade Runs

The Samba Promenade and Counter Promenade Runs is a Gold 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.

This figure starts in Closed Position. No Bounce.

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
1 RF to side No turn B Weight change. Body incline: normal. Man may step fwd on this first step, then taking second step to side in PP.
2
2 Replace weight to LF in PP 1/8 to L between steps 1 and 2 BF Weight change to achieve PP, widening hold. Body incline: normal.
3
3 RF fwd in Open PP and CMBP Start to turn R BF Achieve Open PP releasing L to R hand hold. Extend L arm to side.  Incline body to L
4 1 LF back and slightly to side 3/8 to R between steps 3 and 4 B Achieve Closed Position and place L had on Lady's R shoulder blade. Maintain body inclination to L
5 2 RF to side in Open CPP 3/8 to R between steps 4 and 5 BF Release contact with R hand and achieve Open CPP. Return body to normal position
6 3 LF fwd and across in Open CPP and CBMP 1/8 to R between steps 5 and 6. Body turns less BF Maintain Open PP and extend R arm to side. Incline body to R.
7 1 RF fwd between partners feet Body completes turn B Achieve Closed Position and place R hand on Lady's L shoulder blade. maintain body inclination to R.
8 2 LF to side in Open PP 1/8 to R between steps 7 and 8 BF Achieve Open CPP. Return body to normal position.
 9 3 RF fwd and across in Open PP and CBMP No turn BF Maintain Open PP and extend L arm to side. Incline body to L.

Note: body inclination could be reversed as well. incling body to R on step 3, to L on step 6, and to R on step 9.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1
1 LF to side No turn B Lady may step back on this step, taking second step to side in PP. Normal body position.
2
2 Replace weight to RF in PP 1/8 to R between steps 1 and 2 BF Body position: normal.
3
3 LF fwd and across in Open PP and CBMP 1/8 to R between steps 2 and 3. Body turns less. BF Incline body to R. Lady extends free arm to side to match Man's arm position.
4 1 RF fwd between partner's feet Body completes turn B Maintain inclination to R. Lady place right hand lightly on Man's left shoulder on this step 4
5 2 LF to side in Open CPP 1/8 to R between steps 4 and 5 BF Return body to normal position.
6 3 RF fwd in Open PP and CBMP Start to turn R BF Incline body to L. Lady extends free arm to side to match Man's arm position.
7 1 LF back and slightly to side 3/8 to R between steps 6 and 7 B Maintain inclination to L. lady puts left hand lightly on Man's right shoulder on step 7.
8 2 RF to side in Open PP 3/8 to R between steps 7 and 8 BF Return body to Normal position
 9 3 LF fwd and across in Open PP and CBMP No turn BF Incline body to R. Lady extends free arm to side to match Man's arm position.

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