Basic (PreBronze)

A series of small steps forward or back danced in Closed or Contact Position, replacing the weight from one foot to the other, each step no longer than the dancer's foot and taking one beat of music. The weight changes are danced with strong pressure into the ball of the foot with the heel just off, or lightly in contact with the floor. Ball of foot contact with floor is released on each step, although the toe is not raised. Man will normally commence with RF (Lady LF) and dance four to eight Basics "Count 1.2.3.4" etc. No turn or a gradual turn of up to 1/4 to R or L may be used over four steps

Basic is danced in place of Sur Place and is used as a link between figures to achieve a desired alignment and to facilitate correct phrasing

Preceding Figures

PreBronze - Gold Any syllabus figure ended with feet together

Following Figures

PreBronze - Gold Any syllabus figure commenced with feet together

Following Figures

when ended in PP, having taken the last step to side (small step) and turned 1/8 to L (Lady 1/8 to R) and taken the last step to side (small step)

PreBronze Promenade Close
Bronze Huit - Grand Circle
Silver Spanish Line in Inverted CPP

Suggested Styling

Silver A Promenade shape with the joined hands lowered may be used when making no turn or turning L
A Counter Promenade shape may be used when turning R