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Promenade Position


The Promenade Position is a "V"-shaped dance position with man's left side and lady's right side slightly open. The direction of travel is toward the open side.


Man and lady stand in front of each other in body contact, slightly offset to the left, with lady's middle connected to the man's right front. The lady's feet should be positioned slightly behind the man's. In promenade position, the man's head should be turned to the left, the lady's to the right.

 Contact Points

1. Body contact. The right half of the man's front is in contact with the middle of the lady's front. The connection begins at the upper thighs and should continue all of the way up to the middle of the torso.

2. Man's left hand to lady's right hand. Palm to palm in an upper-hand clasp, with fingers and thumbs closed around partner's hand.

3. Man's right hand on lady's back. Right hand is loosely cupped with fingers and thumb together (not spread apart). Hand connects to her back on her shoulder blade. His wrist should make contact with her underarm at the junction of her arm and body. This connection should not change from basic closed position.

4. Lady's left hand and forearm on man's upper arm. This connection should not change from basic closed position.

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