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1. Sur Place

Sur Place is a series of consecutive "marching" steps taken in place, each step taking one beat of music. It is normally danced in closed or semi-closed hold, and can be taken with or without turn.

Steps are normally taken with strong pressure on the balls of the feet, although the actual amount of elevation is variable. One can dance lowered, with heels nearly touching the floor, high on the balls of the feet, or gradually rising or lowering.

On each step, the free foot should not be lifted high off the floor or suspended for any measurable length of time; Rather, it should be lifted barely above the floor and immediately replaced with pressure into the ball of the foot at the beginning of the beat. The remainder of the beat will be spent with both feet in contact with the floor.

When turning Sur Place to the left or right, one partner will take steps turning in place while the other partner dances a small chasse around the outside of turn.

Turning Sur Place can be taken with or without shape. The preferred shape for turning to the left is promenade, and to the right is counter-promenade (see video examples).

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed or contact position, feet together with weight on left foot..
 
11Transfer weight to right foot in place. 
22Transfer weight to left foot in place. 
33Transfer weight to right foot in place. 
44Transfer weight to left foot in place.No turn, or up to 1/4 turn to left or right over 1-4. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed or contact position, feet together with weight on right foot..
 
11Transfer weight to left foot in place. 
22Transfer weight to right foot in place. 
33Transfer weight to left foot in place. 
44Transfer weight to right foot in place.No turn, or up to 1/4 turn to left or right over 1-4 (according to man). 
Sur Place>> Sur Place
Basic Movement Forward>> Sur Place
Basic Movement Backward>> Sur Place
Chasses to Right>> Sur Place
Chasses to Left>> Sur PlaceClose RF to LF (Lady's LF to RF) into a LF Sur Place.
Drag>> Sur Place
Deplacement / Attack>> Sur Place
Slip Attack>> Sur Place
Promenade Link>> Sur Place
Promenade>> Sur Place
Separation>> Sur Place
Separation with Lady's Caping Walks>> Sur Place
Separation with Fallaway Ending>> Sur Place
Huit>> Sur Place
Sixteen>> Sur Place
Grand Circle>> Sur Place
Open Telemark>> Sur Place
Sur Place>> Sur Place
Sur Place>> Basic Movement Forward
Sur Place>> Basic Movement Backward
Sur Place>> Chasses to Right
Sur Place>> Chasses to Left
Sur Place>> Drag
Sur Place>> Deplacement / Attack
Sur Place>> Slip Attack
Sur Place>> Promenade Link
Sur Place>> Promenade
Sur Place>> Ecart
Sur Place>> Separation
Sur Place>> Separation with Lady's Caping Walks
Sur Place>> HuitSur Place ended to side (small step) in promenade position.
Sur Place>> Sixteen
Sur Place>> Promenade and Counter Promenade
Sur Place>> Grand CircleSur Place ended to side (small step) in promenade position.
Sur Place>> Open Telemark


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