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Chasse Reverse Turn to Progressive Chasse (0:19)
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Progressive Chasse
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2. Progressive Chasse

The Progressive Chassé is a simple left-turning 4-step figure that progresses down line of dance, to the counts "Slow, quick quick slow". It is often paired with the [step]Quarter Turn to Right||323[/step], but has many other applications as well.

The figure begins with man backing (and lady facing) diagonal center. The man steps back with his right foot, then side with his left, closing left foot to his right, and finishing with a step side and slightly forward on his left foot, having turned 1/4 to left overall to end facing diagonal wall. The lady's part is the natural opposite.

When danced in alternating succession, the Quarter Turn to Right and Progressive Chassé form a sort of zig zag pattern that progresses down line of dance. These two figures alone are enough to form a complete dance for an absolute newcomer, although the sequence must be modified slightly navigating around corners. This can be done either by (1) underturning the Quarter Turn and overturning the Progressive Chassé, or (2) dancing a [step]Checked Chasse||711[/step] in lieu of the normal Progressive Chassé.

The Progressive Chassé can also begin with man backing line of dance, such as when following the [step]Chassé Reverse Turn||329[/step]. In this case, the couple will turn 3/8 to left overall, to end moving toward diagonal wall.

2b. Checked Chasse

When the Progressive Chassé is danced approaching a corner, it can be checked at the end, in order to change direction and back out toward the new line of dance.

The first four steps are taken as a normal Progressive Chasse. Then the couple checks as the man steps forward outside partner on his right foot. They then change direction, with man stepping back on his left foot, lady forward on her right foot, outside partner on man's right. They end moving toward diagonal center of the new line of dance, prepared to dance any figure beginning with man's right foot back, such as another Progressive Chassé, or a Reverse Pivot.

2. Progressive Chasse
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, backing diagonal center.
 
1SlowRight foot back.Begin to turn to left. 
2QuickLeft foot side.1/4 turn to left between 1-2, body turns less. 
3QuickClose right foot to left foot.Body completes turn. 
4SlowLeft foot side & slightly forward.End facing diagonal wall, preparing to step outside partner on following step. 
 
5SlowRight foot forward in CBMP, outside partner, as first step of following figure. 
2b. Checked Chasse
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, backing diagonal center, approaching a corner.
 
1SlowRight foot back.Begin to turn to left. 
2QuickLeft foot side.1/4 turn to left between 1-2, body turns less. 
3QuickClose right foot to left foot.Body completes turn. 
4SlowLeft foot side & slightly forward.End facing diagonal wall, preparing to step outside partner on following step. 
 
5SlowRight foot forward in CBMP, outside partner. Check. 
6SlowLeft foot back in CBMP, partner outside.Backing diagonal center of new line of dance. 
2. Progressive Chasse
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, facing diagonal center.
 
1SlowLeft foot forward.Begin to turn to left. 
2QuickRight foot side.1/8 turn to left between 1-2. 
3QuickClose left foot to right foot.1/8 turn to left between 2-3. End backing diagonal wall. 
4SlowRight foot side & slightly back. 
 
5SlowLeft foot back in CBMP, partner outside, as first step of following figure. 
2b. Checked Chasse
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, facing diagonal center, approaching a corner.
 
1SlowLeft foot forward.Begin to turn to left. 
2QuickRight foot side.1/8 turn to left between 1-2. 
3QuickClose left foot to right foot.1/8 turn to left between 2-3. End backing diagonal wall. 
4SlowRight foot side & slightly back. 
 
5SlowLeft foot back in CBMP, partner outside. 
6SlowRight foot forward in CBMP, outside partner.Facing diagonal center of new line of dance. 
Quarter Turn to Right>> Progressive Chasse
Checked Chasse>> Progressive Chasse
Natural Spin Turn>> Progressive Chasse
Chasse Reverse Turn>> Progressive Chasse
Closed Impetus>> Progressive Chasse
Quick Open Reverse>> Progressive Chasse
Progressive Chasse>> Quarter Turn to Right
Progressive Chasse>> Forward Lock
Progressive Chasse>> Natural Turn
Progressive Chasse>> Natural Turn with Hesitation
Progressive Chasse>> Natural Pivot Turn
Progressive Chasse>> Natural Spin Turn
Progressive Chasse>> Chasse Reverse Turnwhen progressive chasse ends with man facing diagonal center
Progressive Chasse>> Natural Turn to Back Lock
Progressive Chasse>> Quick Open Reversewhen progressive chasse ends with man facing diagonal center
Progressive Chasse>> Fishtail
Progressive Chasse>> Running Right Turn
Progressive Chasse>> Tipsy to Left
Checked Chasse>> Progressive Chasse
Checked Chasse>>2-5 Back Lock
Checked Chasse>> Four Quick Run
Checked Chasse>>2-12 V6
Checked Chasse>>6-12 V6
Checked Chasse>> Six Quick Run


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