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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.
Body doesn't turn till second step.
2
Q
RF to side and slightly back
Backing DC
T
3/8 between 1-2
S

Up
Depends on how Man shapes. Head can keep left or right.

If shaping to R, keep head position, turn body underneath, effectively, head will shape to right during weave. 

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 --