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Fallaway Promenade

Tango Fallaway Promenade

The Fallaway Promenade 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

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM Notes
1
S LF to side in PP
Along LOD, pointing DW H
1/4 to R between 1-4
-- Through the entire figure, 3 alignments of body: feet, belly button (low center), sternum (high center). 3 points slightly to right at each point, stay consistent at all times.
2
Q RF forward and across in PP and CBMP
Along LOD, pointing DW H

CBM
Steer into Lady's path, curve her to keep her in PP, so the lady won't close to Man.
Q LF to side in PP
Backing almost DC
BH

--   
4
S
RF back in Fallaway R side leading
To centre backing DC
IE of BH
1/8 to L between 4-5
--
 
5
Q
LF back in CBMP and Fallaway
To center LF pointing to Wall
BH
     
6
Q
RF closes to LF slightly back in PP
Facing wall
BH
Body completes turn
   

Note--More turn may be made between 1-4, but the above alignment is best for normal use.

Follower

 Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM 
Notes
 1 S RF to side in PP
Along LOD, pointing DC H
1/4 turn to R between 1-4
--
Stay behind Man's right hip, all the time.
Body weight lined up. Do not push hip forward.
 2 Q LF forward and across in PP and CBMP
Pointing down LOD
H

--

 3 RF fwd in PP and CBMP
Facing almost DW
H
CBM
 
 4
S
LF back in Fallaway L side leading
To center backing DC against the LOD
IE of BH

--
Lady: left side lead, do not push hip forward. This will cause R leg to place underneath the body.
 5 Q
RF back in CBMP and Fallaway
To center backing DC against the LOD
BH
1/8 to L between 5-6
CBM  
 6 Q
LF closes to RF slightly back in PP
 Facing LOD
Whole foot
    Pull the center back, pull left side back. Allow left leg to come back and finish.

Note-On step 5 the turn is made on the ball of the RF ending with the foot flat. The 3rd step starts to move down the LOD, but ends with the RF and body facing almost DW. This results in the step ending in CBMP