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PROMENADE SWAY

A "sway" is an inclination of the body produced by the stretching of one side of the body or the other. A promenade sway is a left sway performed in promenade or semi-closed position. We step down line on the lead foot and stretch up and over the lead wrists. Right side stretch (left for the woman) both leads the opening into semi position and produces the sway.

Promenade Sway

Notice how "up" the bodies are in a promenade sway. Promenade Sway
The forward poise is especially strong here. Promenade Sway
Usually, the choreographer allows us to linger in a promenade sway; it is a nice "picture figure." Promenade Sway
From the back, we can recognize the strong frame. The arms are up, the bodies are stretched, the chins are high. Promenade Sway

Photos © A. Miller; E.Allen; J. Lee; P. Suba; from Dancesport UK photo gallery.


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