Log In

Username:

Password:

   Stay logged in?

Forgot Password?

User Status

 

Attention

 

Recover Password

Username or Email:

Loading...
Change Image
Enter the code in the photo at left:

Before We Continue...

Are you absolutely sure you want
to delete this message?

Premium Membership

Upgrade to
Premium Membership!

Renew Your
Premium Membership!

$99
$79
PER YEAR

Premium Membership includes the following benefits:

Don't let your Premium Membership expire, or you'll miss out on:

  • Exclusive access to over 1,400 video demonstrations of patterns in the full bronze, silver and gold levels.
  • Access to all previous variations of the week, including full video instruction of man's and lady's parts.
  • Over twice as many videos as basic membership.
  • A completely ad-free experience!

 

Sponsored Ad

Loading...

13. Promenade Chasse
Fact Sheet
Official Name:Promenade Chasse
Dance / Level:Full Bronze American Style Waltz
Aliases:Chasse from Promenade Position, Twinkle and Chasse, Syncopated Chasse
Suggested
Prerequisites:
Twinkle

The Promenade Chasse introduces the concept of syncopated rhythms to the Bronze American Waltz syllabus. Prior to learning this figure, the student has likely only danced to straight waltz timing (one step per beat of music) and hesitation timing (one step per measure of music).

The Promenade Chasse takes 4 steps over 3 beats of music, and so is danced to the timing of 12&3. The first and fourth step each take a whole beat, but the second and third steps only take a half beat each. Therefore the beat values for each of the steps in order are: 1, 1/2, 1/2, 1.

The figure begins in promenade position. The man steps forward & across on his right foot in promenade position and CBMP on count 1, then dances a chasse in promenade position (LRL) to the count of 2&3. He ends where he began, in promenade position with RF ready to move forward. The lady's part is natural opposite.

The most typical usage of the Promenade Chasse is to dance it after steps 1-3 of any promenade figure, such as Promenade Hesitation, Forward Twinkle, or Back Twinkle. The chasse can be repeated as desired, and is then typically followed by the second 3 steps of the same figure, e.g.:

Hesitation & Chasse

  • 1-3 Promenade Hesitation
  • 1-4 Promenade Chasse
  • 4-6 Promenade Hesitation
 

Twinkle & Chasse

  • 1-3 Twinkle
  • 1-4 Promenade Chasse
  • 4-6 Twinkle
 

Back Twinkle & Repeated Chasse

  • 1-3 Back Twinkle
  • 1-4 Promenade Chasse
  • 1-4 Promenade Chasse
  • 4-6 Back Twinkle

* Note that the video demonstration shows the Twinkle & Chasse combination.

Being a promenade figure, the Promenade Chasse normally moves down line of dance, but can also travel toward diagonal center or diagonal wall, according to the previous figure.

As written in the man's and lady's charts, this figure is taken without sway. As a styling variation, the man and lady could dance as follows:

Man: No sway on 1. Strong sway to right on 2, turning head to right. Change from right to left sway on 3. Straighten sway on first step of following figure.

LadyNo sway on 1. Strong sway to left on 2, turning head to left. Change from left to right sway on 3. Straighten sway on first step of following figure.

 

Copyright  ©  1997-2017 BallroomDancers.com
Loading...