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Tango The Chasse

Tango The Chasse  is a Gold 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 fwd and across in PP and CBMP Along LOD pointing DW H 3/4 to R between steps 2-6 CBM
3 Q LF to side and slightly fwd Facing wall. IE of BH


4 Q RF fwd in CBMP, OP Almost against LOD BH
CBM A sharp body turn to R is used on this step.
5 Q LF back in CBMP Almost DW BH
CBM See alternative endings after step 5 below.
6 S RF to side, small step in PP Facing DC BH and IE of B of LF


Follower

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


2 Q LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP Along LOD pointing DC H 1/8 to L between steps 2-3. CBM
3 Q RF to side and slightly back Backing Wall IE of BH 7/8 to R between steps 3 to 6.
Lady could turn 5/8 to R between steps 3-6 to end square to Man.
4 Q LF back in CBMP Almost against LOD BH
CBM
5 Q RF fwd, in CBMP, OP Almost DW H
CBM See alternative endings after step 5 below.
6 S LF to side, RF placed to side w/o weight in PP Backing DC. Ending facing DC against LOD BH, and IE of B of RF



Alternative Endings after step 5

(Chasse below turns to R, the amount will be according to the alignment of the following steps.)
  1. Q&QSQQ (or Q&QQQS) Chasse into Whisk, step fwd, ending in PP:
    • Man:
      • Q&Q: Chasse to R, RLR
      • S: cross LF behind RF in PP into Whisk
      • QQ: RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP, place LF to side in PP w/o weight
    • Lady:
      • Q&Q: Chasse to L, LRL
      • S: cross RF behind LF in PP into Whisk
      • QQ: LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP, place RF to side in PP w/o weight
  2. Q&QSQQ (or Q&QQQS) Chasse into Whisk, Promenade Link ending in closed position:
    • Man:
      • Q&Q: Chasse to R, RLR
      • S: cross LF behind RF in PP into Whisk
      • QQ: RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP, place LF to side in PP w/o weight, close Lady up.
    • Lady:
      • Q&Q: Chasse to L, LRL
      • S: cross RF behind LF in PP into Whisk
      • QQ: LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP, turn to L to close up with Man, place RF to side in PP w/o weight
  3. Q&QS&S Chase into Whisk, close feet then to PP
    • Man:
      • Q&Q: Chasse to R, RLR
      • S: cross LF behind RF in PP into Whisk
      • &S: close RF to LF and place LF to side in PP w/o weight
    • Lady:
      • Q&Q: Chasse to L, LRL
      • S: cross RF behind LF in PP into Whisk
      • &S: close LF to RF and place RF to side in PP w/o weight
  4. Q&QQQ Chase and Progressive Link