Progressive Chasse

The Quickstep Progressive Chasse is a Newcomer 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.

Quickstep Progressive Chasse, Starting BDC

Leader

  1. S: RF back | BDC | TH | start to turn L | - | CBM | start to rise e/o 1, NFR

  2. Q: LF to side | PDW | T | 1/4 between 1-2, body turns less | - | cont to rise on 2 and 3

    • Keep lady in front, do not end up side by side.

  3. Q: RF closes to LF | DW | T | slight body turn | -- | -- | No rise & fall

  4. S: LF to side/slightly fwd | DW | TH | -- | -- | Up, lower e/o 4

    • Next step, starts with CBM, OP

  5. S: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | DW | H | -- | -- | CBM

Follower

  1. S: LF fwd | FDC | HT | start to turn L | -- | CBM | start to rise e/o 1

  2. Q: RF to side | BW | T | 1/8 to L between 1-2 | -- | cont to rise on 2 and 3

    • Direct center at Man.

    • Do not allow shoulder to creep up. Keep shoulders down.

  3. Q: LF closes to RF | BDW | T | 1/8 between 2-3, body turns less | -- | -- | No rise & fall

    • Hip rotate to L, keeping direction of shoulder

  4. S: RF to side slightly back | BDW | TH | -- | -- | Up, lower e/o 4

    • Next step, starts with CBM. Do not touch right heel to ground until left heel is even with right foot.

    • Ending OP, left side lifted. Upper body twisted to R, keep upper body towards the Man. R side back.

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

    • Outside partner position.

Quickstep Progressive Chasse, Starting BLOD

Leader

  1. S: RF back | BLOD | TH | start to turn L | -- | CBM | start to rise e/o 1, NFR

  2. Q: LF to side | PDW | T | 3/8 between 1-2 | body turns less | -- | cont to rise on 2 and 3

  3. Q: RF closes to LF | DW | T | slight body turn | -- | --

  4. S: LF to side/slightly fwd | DW | TH | -- | -- | Up, lower e/o 4

    1. position of body should be facing between wall and DW.

Follower

  1. S: LF fwd | LOD | HT | start to turn L | -- | CBM | start to rise e/o 1

  2. Q: RF to side | W | T | 1/4 between 1-2 | -- | cont to rise on 2 and 3

  3. Q: LF closes to RF | BDW | T | 1/8 between 2-3, body turns less | -- | --

  4. S: RF to side slightly back | BDW | TH | -- | Up, lower e/o 4

Preceding Figures

  1. Chasse Reverse Turn

  2. Closed Impetus

  3. Natural Spin Turn

  4. Quarter Turn to Right

  5. Quick Open Reverse

Following Figures

  1. Running Right Turn

  2. Natural Turn And Back Lock

  3. Natural Pivot Turn

  4. Natural Spin Turn

  5. Natural Turn With Hesitation

  6. Natural Turn

  7. Quarter Turn to Right

  8. Forward Lock

  9. Quick Open Reverse

  10. Fish Tail

  11. Four Quick Run (at corner, LF back with Lady OP, TH, S into Four Quick Run)

  12. V6 (2-12, at corner, LF back with Lady OP, TH, S into 2-12 V6)

  13. Tipsy To L (then into 2-12 V6 DC or 2-5 Back Lock down LOD.)

  14. Six Quick Run (at corner, LF back with Lady OP, TH, S into Six Quick Run)