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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
Upper body/frame rotate to left to close the lady. Close hips.
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
Keep extension in PP while staying on left side.

Going into Chasse, push, big step. Lady's R side stretch even more, shoulder flat, extend and stretch 6th vertebrae (don't break the neck, though), try to keep shoulder as parallel to Man as possible.

Straighten left leg, slide left heel on floor, before bending left knee

Need to level off by finishing the "swooping action", do not keep body tilted forward when stepping out, finish tuck left hip, have legs ahead of body.

L leg straight first; very important to not lose right shoulder, keep right side toward Man, feeling very twisted.
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.
Close the hip on this step.
Head start turning back. R side shoulder higher.
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. Extend upper body even more left.
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 back weighted.

First half of 3: body is still up, shoulder level out
Second half &: Twisting upper body/shoulder to R to prepare outside partner
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.