Cross Chasse

Quickstep Cross Chasse

The Quickstep Cross Chasse is a Bronze Level figure, listed as an additional step that can be danced in Medal Tests. 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

  1. S: RF fwd, OP | FDW | H

    • Man steps OP.

  2. S: LF fwd | FDW | HT | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | Rise e/o 1

  3. Q: RF to side | FDW | T | -- | Sway(L) | up

  4. Q: LF closes to RF | FDW | TH | -- | Sway(L) | up, lower e/o 3

    • At the end of this, the body is wound up perfect for leading natural turning figures (with first step CBMP , OP)

  5. S: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | FDW | H | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --

    • Continue into Forward Lock in Outside Partner Position. Use CBM as you take the step.

Follower

  1. S: LF back, CBMP | BDW | TH

    • Lengthen R side.

  2. S: RF back | BDW | TH | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | Rise e/o 1, NFR

    • Lady connects R should down.

  3. Q: LF to side | BDW | T | -- | Sway(R) | up

    • Maintain the shape, push on RF/thigh.

    • Styling option: turn head to R

  4. Q: RF closes to LF | BDW | TH | -- | Sway(R) | up, lower e/o 3

    • S: LF back in CBMP | BDW | T | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --

Running Cross Chase

In stead of closing feet above, keep moving ('running") forward:

Leader

  1. S: RF fwd, CBMP, OP | FDW | HT

  2. S: LF fwd | FDW | T | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | Rise e/o 1

  3. Q: RF diagonally fwd | FDW | T | -- | Sway(L) | up

  4. Q: LF fwd, L shoulder leading | FDW | TH | -- | Sway(L) | up, lower e/o 3

  5. S: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | FDW | H | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --

Follower

  1. S: LF back, CBMP | BDW | TH

    • Pay attention not to do a lot rotation through shoulders.

    • Flex into R leg and hip.

  2. S: RF back | BDW | T | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | Rise e/o 1, NFR

    • R shoulder connects down.

  3. Q: LF diagonally back | BDW | T | -- | Sway(R) | up

    • Do not rotate L shoulder.

    • Stretch L side.

  4. Q: RF back, R shoulder leading | BDW | TH | -- | Sway(R) | up, lower e/o 3

  5. S: LF back in CBMP | BDW | T | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --

Preceding Figures

  1. Change of Direction

  2. Double Reverse Spin

  3. Heel Pivot (Quarter Turn To Left)

  4. Natural Turn

  5. Reverse Pivot

Following Figures

  1. Natural Turn And Back Lock

  2. Natural Pivot Turn

  3. Natural Spin Turn

  4. Natural Turn With Hesitation

  5. Natural Turn

  6. Forward Lock

  7. Fish Tail