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Natural Promenade Turn

Tango Natural Promenade Turn

This is a Bronze 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
-- --
2
Q RF forward  in PP and CBMP
DW H turning R
CBM

Q LF to side and slightly back
Backing LOD
BHB turning R
--  Don't pull lady to your lady, instead Man should switch lane.
RF fwd in CBMP, LF placed to side without weight in PP
DW of new LOD. End facing DW
H then IE of B of LF
total of 3/4 to R
CBM
Lady is always in front of you. Do not take elbow behind body.
  • Amount of Turn: 3/4 to right.
  • If the Promenade Turn is danced along the side of the room 3/4 is still made. The following Promenade would be taken to the center, or a slight body turn to R may be used as the LF is place to side of RF to enable the following Promenade to be taken DC.
  • When the Promenade Turn is followed by the Rock Turn the 4th step of the Promenade Turn will become the 1st step of the Rock Turn, taken DW of the new LOD in CBMP and the placing of the LF to side of the RF will be omitted.
    • If danced along the side of the room into a Rock Turn the Rock Turn will be commenced DC and if the normal amount of turn is used, will end facing DC. It is however better to turn 1/2 to R between 1-3 of the Rock Turn and end facing DW

Follower

 Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM 
Notes
 1 S RF to side in PP
Along LOD, pointing DC H



 2 Q LF forward and across in PP and CBMP
Pointing down  LOD H

Try not to turn the right side at this step (too early).
 3 RF fwd between partner's feet Down LOD H
CBM At the end of this beat, start turning to R. The difference from Natural Twist Turn is that Man's leg kept its position and blocks lady.
 4 LF to side and slightly back. RF placed to side without weight in PP
End facing DC of new LOD.
BH then IE of B of RF
3/4 to R
  * Because body is turning R, LF appears to be to side and slightly back, then swivel on LF again.
 * Bigger steps to give Man room to step his leg.
* R foot is drawing a circle on floor naturally because of the turn, but don't do intentional ronde.

  • When 2-7 rock Turn follows the Promenade Turn, skip step 4 (placing RF to side).

Natural Promenade Turn follows the Fallaway Promenade

This is at Silver and Gold level. See alignment chart below.

Leader

 Step Timing Alignment
 1 S DW pointing to W
 2 Q To Wall
 3 BDW
 4 Down LOD end facing LOD

Follower

 Step Timing Alignment
 1 S DW pointing LOD
 2 Q Pointing DW
 3 DW
 4 BLOD to end facing Center