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Progressive Chassé to Right

Waltz Progressive Chassé to Right

The Waltz Progressive Chasse to Right 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 Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
LF fwd
Facing DC
HT Start to turn L
--
yes start to rise e/o 1

2
2 RF to side
Backing Wall
T
1/8 between 1 and 2 --

continue to rise on 2 and 3
Track foot, no rondes.
3
&
LF closes to RF
Backing DW
T
1/8 between 2 and 3, body turns less --

Up, lower e/o 4


3
RF to side and slightly back Backing DW
TH
--
--

--
5
1
LF back in CBMP
Backing DW
T
--
--
CBM
   

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
RF back
Backing DC
TH
Begin to turn L
-
CBM
start to rise e/o 1, NFR
Don't stick foot out early, lower body first. let the body initiate smooth movement.

RF straight back. Turn your hips from the crossed position

All steps of chasse should glide, big steps

Keep head left
2
2
LF to side Pointing DW
T
1/4 between 1 and 2, body turns less -

continue to rise on 2 and 3
Track foot.
3
&
RF closes to LF
Facing DW
T
slight body turn
-

--
Do not rush, stay on top longer,  keep with Man. Give R side to Man.
4 3
LF to side and slightly fwd
Facing DW
TH
--
-

-- Left shoulder is quite forward.

Finishing position: hips lifted to Man (especially left side), don't just turn upper body.
5
1
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
Facing DW
H
--
-
CBM    

  • Bronze: The Progressive Chassé to R could be started facing LOD and ended backing DW (3/8 turn) when the amounts of turn would be:
    • Man: 1/4 between 1-2, 1/8 between 2-3 (body turns less), no further turn
    • Lady: 3/8 between 1-2 (body turns less), slight body turn to L on 3, no further turn.
  • Silver and Gold: Started facing DC and ended backing LOD (3/8 turn), or started facing DC and ending backing DC (1/2 turn). If 1/2 turn is mad the amounts of turn will be:
    • Man: 1/4 between 1-2, 1/8 between 2-3, 1/8 between 4-5
    • Lady: 3/8 between 1-2 (body turns less). Body completes turn on 3, 1/8 between 3-4 (body turns less)