Weave From PP

Foxtrot Weave from Promenade Position

The Weave from Promenade Position is a Silver 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

  1. S: RF fwd in PP and CBMP | Pointing DC Body facing LOD | HT | Sway(S) | rise e/o 1

    • feet, low center, high center: the offset position of these 3 points must be maintained through PP and weave.

  2. Q: LF fwd | Facing DC | T | start to turn L | Sways(S) | CBM | Up

    • Angle left shoulder and hip down, do not pull weight back.

    • Step through a curved line.

  3. Q: RF to side and slightly back | Backing DW | T | 1/4 between 2-3 | Sway(L) | Up

    • Energy still moves diagonal center. Do not think about BLOD.

  4. Q: LF back in CBMP | Backing LOD | T | 1/8 between 3-4 | Sway(L) | Up

    • Pull center back

  5. Q: RF back | Backing LOD | T | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | Up

    • Connect R shoulder and hip down, Man is inside of turn.

  6. Q: LF to side and slightly fwd | Pointing DW | T | 3/8 between 5-6 Body turns less | Sway(R) | Up

  7. Q: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | Facing DW | TH | -- | Sway(R) | Up. Lower e/o 7

  8. S: LF fwd | Facing DW | H | Sway(S) | CBM

Note -- On step 4 the Footwork of TH may be used. The Rise on 5 will then be "Up NFR".

Alternate alignments for the Weave from PP may be found in the Waltz charts.

Follower

  1. S: LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP | Pointing to center (moving DC) | HT | start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | rise e/o 1

    • Keep center toward the Man.

    • Body doesn't turn till second step.

  2. Q: RF to side and slightly back | Backing DC | T | 3/8 between 1-2 | Sway(S) | Up

    • Depends on how Man shapes. Head can keep left or right.

    • If shaping to R, keep head position, turn body underneath, effectively, head will shape to right during weave.

    • Think step forward and it will end in "side and slightly back"

    • Head following the arc.

    • Base will rotate underneath.

  3. Q: LF to side and slightly fwd | Pointing to LOD | T | 3/8 between 2-3 Body turns less | Sway(R) | Up

    • Keep knee soft, do not stick tummy to man, pull center back.

  4. Q: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | Facing LOD | T | -- | Sway(R) | Up

  5. Q : LF fwd | Facing LOD | T | start to turn L | Sways(S) | CBM | Up.

    • R side is the driving side, left side is swinging fwd. The driving side is always the lower side, not the swinging side.

  6. Q: RF to side | Backing Wall | TH | 1/4 between 5-6 | Sway(L) | Up

    • Closing head to left.

    • Swivel the feet. Feet turns more.

  7. Q: LF back in CBMP | Backing DW | TH | 1/8 between 6-7 Body turns less | Sway(L) | Up. NFR Lower e/o 7

  8. S: RF back | Backing DW | T | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --

Preceding Figures

  1. Hover Telemark to PP

  2. Open Impetus

  3. Open Telemark, Natural Turn, Outside Swivel and Feather Ending

  1. Three Step

  2. Change Of Direction

Following Figures

  1. Three Step

  2. Change Of Direction

  3. Hover Telemark

  4. Reverse Wave

  5. Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot (at corner)