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Slow Waltz
Chasse from Promenade Position
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6. Chasse from Promenade Position

The Chassé from Promenade consists of 4 steps danced over 3 beats of music. The figure begins in promenade position, with the inside foot free for both man and lady. The first step is taken in promenade. The lady then turns to close to the man between the first and second step. Both man and lady close their feet on the third step, lady finishing her turn to end backing diagonal wall. The forth step is taken with man side & slightly forward, facing diagonal wall, lady side & slightlly back, backing diagonal wall. The man is then prepared to step outside partner on the first step of the following figure.

The Chassé from Promenade Position introduces the student to syncopated timing. Prior to the Chassé, all figures in the syllabus were taken with straight timing, with one step having been taken on each beat of music. Syncopated timing means that some beats will be subdivided with two or more steps, a common feature of dances such as the Cha Cha and Jive. In the Waltz Chassé from Promenade Position, 4 steps are "squeezed" into three beats, with the second beat having two steps. The duration, or beat values of each step is:

  • Step 1: Whole beat
  • Step 2: Half beat
  • Step 3: Half beat
  • Step 4: Whole beat

When the figure is counted, the resulting timing is 1, 2&3.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Promenade position, facing diagonal wall, body turned slightly to right.
 
11Right foot forward & across in promenade position and CBMP.Facing diagonal wall, moving along line of dance. 
22Left foot side & slightly forward.Leading lady to turn to closed position. 
3&Close right foot to left foot. 
43Left foot side & slightly forward.End facing diagonal wall, preparing to step outside partner on following step. 
 
(1)1Right foot forward in CBMP, outside partner, as first step of following figure. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Promenade position, facing diagonal center.
 
11Left foot forward & across in promenade position and CBMP.Facing diagonal center, moving along line of dance. Begin to turn to left. 
22Right foot side.1/4 turn to left between 1-2. 
3&Close left foot to right foot.1/8 turn to left between 2-3. End in closed position, backing diagonal wall. 
43Right foot side & slightly back. 
 
(1)Left foot back in CBMP, partner outside, as first step of following figure. 
Whisk>> Chasse from Promenade Position
Whisk at Corner>> Chasse from Promenade Position
Whisk to Diagonal Center>> Chasse from Promenade PositionChasse moving toward diagonal center, then followed by a Closed Wing.
Outside Change to Promenade>> Chasse from Promenade Position
Outside Change to Promenade>> Chasse from Promenade PositionOutisde Change to Promenade overturned so that Chasse travels toward diagonal center, then followed by a Closed Wing
Back Whisk>> Chasse from Promenade Position
Basic Weave to Promenade>> Chasse from Promenade Position
Weave from PP, ended in PP>> Chasse from Promenade Position
Open Telemark>> Chasse from Promenade Position
Chasse from Promenade Position>> Natural Turn
Chasse from Promenade Position>>1-3 Natural Turnto be followed by Closed or Open Impetus, or Outside Change
Chasse from Promenade Position>> Natural Spin Turn
Chasse from Promenade Position>> Underturned Natural Spin Turn
Chasse from Promenade Position>> Hesitation Change
Chasse from Promenade Position>> Forward Lock
Chasse from Promenade Position>> Closed Wing


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