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Weave From PP

Foxtrot Weave from Promenade Position

The Weave from Promenade Position is a Silver 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.

Leader

 Facing DC
Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
RF fwd in PP and CBMP
Pointing DC Body facing LOD
HT

S

rise e/o 1
feet, low center, high center: the offset position of these 3 points must be maintained through PP and weave. 
2
Q
LF fwd
Facing DC
T
start to turn L S
CBM Up Angle left shoulder and hip down, do not pull weight back.

Step through a curved line.
3
Q
RF to side and slightly back
Backing DW T 1/4 between 2-3
L

Up
Energy still moves diagonal center. Do not think about BLOD.
4
Q
LF back in CBMP
Backing LOD T
1/8 between 3-4
L

Up
Pull center back
5 Q RF back
Backing LOD T start to turn L
S CBM Up Connect R shoulder and hip down, Man is inside of turn.
6 LF to side and slightly fwd
Pointing DW T 3/8 between 5-6 Body turns less
R

Up
 
7 Q
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
Facing DW TH
-- R

Up. Lower e/o 7
 
8 S LF fwd
Facing DW H
  S CBM
 

Note -- On step 4 the Footwork of TH may be used. The Rise on 5 will then be "Up NFR".

Alternate alignments for the Weave from PP may be found in the Waltz charts.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP
Pointing to center (moving DC)
HT
start to turn L S
CBM
rise e/o 1
Keep center toward the Man.
2
Q
RF to side and slightly back
Backing DC
T
3/8 between 1-2
S

Up
Keep head to the right.

Think step forward and it will end in "side and slightly back"

Head following the arc.

Base will rotate underneath.
3
Q
LF to side and slightly fwd
Pointing to LOD
T
3/8 between 2-3 Body turns less
R

Up
Keep knee soft, do not stick tummy to man, pull center back.
4 Q
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
Facing LOD
T
-- R

Up
5 LF fwd
Facing LOD
T start to turn L S CBM Up.  R side is the driving side, left side is swinging fwd.
6 Q RF to side
Backing Wall
TH 1/4 between 5-6
L

Up Closing head to left.

Swivel the feet. Feet turns more.
7 Q
LF back in CBMP
Backing DW
TH
1/8 between 6-7 Body turns less
L

Up. NFR Lower e/o 7
 
8 S RF back
Backing DW
T --
S CBM --