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Open Promenade

Tango Open Promenade

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 and across in PP and CBMP
Along LOD, pointing DW H -- --
Q LF to side and slightly fwd Pointing DW IE of foot --  --  Rotate through L leg. Range of motion.
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
Between Wall and  DW  H --  -- 

Follower

 Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM 
Notes
 1 S RF to side in PP
Along LOD, pointing DC H
Nil
RF Toe in line with LF
"side" step is like a forward step.
 2 Q LF forward and across in PP and CBMP
Along LOD, pointing DC H Nil CBM stay "behind" Man.
 3 RF to side and slightly back Backing DW  IE of BH  1/4 turn to L between 2-3
   head flip to L. Two feet are in funny position now: RF BDW, LF DC.
 4 LF back in CBMP
Between Wall and DW
Ball
    Allow shoulder and arm and upper body to rotate to right.
Keep hips toward Man.
This is not "back and across", LF is fairly straight on the line with RF.

Technique Notes

  • The man may turn square to the lady in step 3, to end backing DC. Footwork for man would then be IE BH and for the lady IE of foot.