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20. Open Impetus

The word Open in Open Impetus refers to the dance position, an indication that the man leads the lady to "open" up to promenade position. the figure begins, as does the Closed Impetus, with the man backing line of dance or diagonal wall. While he dances a natural heel turn, he leads the lady to turn around him. The transition to promenade position occurs between the second and third steps, and the couple can follow with any figure that begins in promenade position moving toward diagonal center, such as Weave from PP (fig. 17), Cross Hesitation (fig. 21), or Wing (fig. 22).


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