Open Promenade

Tango Open Promenade

This 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

  1. S: LF to side in PP | Along LOD, pointing DW | H

  2. Q: RF forward and across in PP and CBMP | Along LOD, pointing DW | H

  3. Q: LF to side and slightly fwd | Pointing DW | IE of foot

    • Rotate through L leg. Range of motion.

  4. S: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | Between Wall and DW | H

Follower

  1. S: RF to side in PP | Along LOD, pointing DC | H

    • RF Toe in line with LF

    • "side" step is like a forward step.

    • Sometimes it is ok to step slightly to side a bit to give it enough room for inside legs to pass through.

  2. Q: LF forward and across in PP and CBMP | Along LOD, pointing DC | H | CBM

    • stay "behind" Man.

  3. Q: RF to side and slightly back | Backing DW | IE of BH | 1/4 turn to L between 2-3

    • Head flip to L to close.

    • RF turned in, two feet are in funny position now: RF BDW, LF DC. It clears space for Man, otherwise, feet may clunk and Man doesn't have room to step.

    • Head should keep the same distance with Man's head at all times.

    • There is the tendency that Lady's head goes too far forward on this 'Q' and getting weight on to her RF (this shorten the distance with Man, cut in his space), then the head comes back to left - which is too late.

  4. S: LF back in CBMP | Between Wall and DW | Ball

    • This is not "back and across", LF is fairly straight on the line with RF.

    • Allow shoulder and arm and upper body to rotate to right. Left shoulder is quite forward, body is twisted.

    • Keep hip up/fwd toward Man (do not sit), extend back, head left and extend. Stay very left of Man.

    • Do not lower L heel too quickly till you see the center is still moving toward same direction (ie. it will be backward step); it could be a swivel, then you change moving direction.

Note:

    • The man may turn square to the lady in step 3, to end backing DC. Footwork for man would then be IE BH and for the lady IE of foot.

Preceding Figures

  1. Basic Reverse Turn

  2. Chase

  3. Contra Check

  4. Fallaway Four Step

  5. Fallaway Promenade

  6. Five Step

  7. Four Step

  8. Natural Promenade Turn

  9. Natural Twist Turn

  10. Open Finish

  11. Open Promenade

  12. Open Reverse Turn, Lady In Line

  13. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside

  14. Oversway

  15. Progressive Link

  16. Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn

Following Figures

  1. Walk (LF)

  2. Progressive Side Step

  3. Progressive Link

  4. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside (when preceding figure ended DC)

  5. Open Reverse Turn, Lady In Line (when preceding figure ended DC)

  6. Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn (when preceding figure ended DC)

  7. Reverse Outside Swivel (when preceding figure ended DC; or normal)

  8. Basic Reverse Turn (when preceding figure ended DC)

  9. Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot (when preceding figure ended DC; or normal)

  10. Four Step

  11. Four Step Change

  12. Brush Tap

  13. Fallaway Four Step

  14. Oversway

  15. Five Step

  16. Back Corte (step 1 in CBMP with Lady OP using CBM on 1 and 2)

  17. LF Rock (LF Rock in CBMP with Lady OP, no turn or up to 1/4 to R)

  18. Outside Swivel

  19. Closed Promenade (having placed LF to side without weight, leading Lady to to PP, count &)

  20. Open Promenade (having placed LF to side without weight, leading Lady to to PP, count &)

  21. Natural Promenade Turn (having placed LF to side without weight, leading Lady to to PP, count &)

  22. Promenade Link (having placed LF to side without weight, leading Lady to to PP, count &)

  23. Back Open Promenade (having placed LF to side without weight, leading Lady to to PP, count &)

  24. Fallaway Promenade (having placed LF to side without weight, leading Lady to to PP, count &)