Friday, July 10, 2009

Tango - Open Promenade

(Two for one today as i am late with the ballroom step from monday!)

Much like your Closed Promenade, this step takes you along the Line of Dance in Promenade Position but instead of finishing back in a neutral position with your feet together, you have an Open Finish.

Leaders'/Men's Footwork

Just like the Closed Promenade, this step only differs in the final step. So, from PP (promenade position) you step forward onto your Left foot (Slow), forward again onto your Right foot - bringing the leg through the centre of you and your partner (Quick), change your alignment to face diagonal to wall again with your next step to the side onto your Left foot (Quick), and then rather than closing your feet together as you would in a Closed Promenade, step forward on the diagonal (in CBMP) with your Right foot (Slow).

Followers'/Lady's Footwork

Again, just like the Closed Promenade, you step forwards in PP (promenade position) on your Right foot (Slow), forwards again onto your Left foot (Quick), step side - changing your alignment when led to be backing the diagonal - onto your Right foot (Quick), and instead of bringing your feet together as you would have done in your Closed Promenade, step backwards in CBMP onto your Left foot (Slow).

Notes for both the Leader and the Follower:

- Maintaining the connection between your centre's at all times is integral when working in ballroom in general, tango specifically, and in CBMP even more so. Really try to keep your belly buttons facing each other at all times throughout this step regardless of what your shoulders or feet may be doing.

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