Basic into a progressive link and closed promenade:
Preparatory lowering into knees after taking dance position.
Note: Staccato effect by making quicks crisp and being very still on the hold.
First 2 steps of basic:
**Lead overturns in first quick, a lot of contra body motion here, taking a
left step- thus left foot infront of right, but right sholder comes in
front of left. Gives follow momentum for the snap of the link
*Follows take cue, natural opposite contra body motion.
In second quick, leads bring their right foot just behind their left foot,
and swing their upper bodies out from contra body position to give a final
promenade position. Bodies facing partner at a slight V, and feet and heads
facing diagonal center down line of dance.
*Follows remember that head goes from 'home' to 'neighbours' from link to
promenade and here goes back to 'home'. Also 2nd quick is 'pidgeon toe'
position, almost as if knees were close together- this is turning step.
Final step finishes turn and position is feet firmly closed to each other
and facing lead.
**Lead- think of the 'cape' analogy, bodies are at first facing to right
where 'cape' is in promenade. At 2nd quick and last slow, it moves in front
and we're back to closed position. Upper body rotation again.