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Chassé from Promenade Position

Waltz Chassé From Promenade Position (PP)

The Chassé From Promenade Position is a Newcomer Waltz 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 Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
RF fwd, across in PP and CBMP
FDW, moving LOD
HT
--
--
slight Start to rise at end of 1
2
2
LF to side and slightly fwd
FDW
T
--
--

Cont to rise on 2 and 3

3
&
RF closes to LF
FDW
T
--
--

--

4
3
LF to side and slightly fwd
FDW
TH
--
--

Up, lower e/o 4

5 1
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
FDW
H
--
--
CBM

This is the next figure. Just showing it will be OP in CBMP.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
LF fwd, across in PP and CBMP
FDC, moving LOD
HT
Starts to turn L
--
CBM
Start to rise e/o 1
Going into Chasse, push, big step. Lady's R side stretch even more, extend and stretch 6th vertebrae (don't break the neck, though)
2
2
RF to side
BW
T
1/8 btwn 1-2
--

Cont to rise on 2 and 3
Big step. Swing the legs and hip.
Head start turning back.
3
&
LF closes to RF
BDW
T
1/8 btwn 2-3, body turns less
--

--
Head turns back to Man's R between 2-3 (on &).
Keep body up. Only start lower at end of the next step.
Body is backing Wall.
4 3
RF to side and slightly back
BDW
TH
--
--

Up, lower e/o 4
This is not a side step. It's diagonally back. Pay attention to alignment. Make sure to settle and not be b back weighted.
5 1
LF back in CBMP
BDW
T
--
--
CBM

Left shoulder is quite forward. Lift up left hip.
When going into outside partner, left side stretches even further.