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Promenade Pivot from Overturned Reverse Swivel - Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango

Tango. The Promenade Pivot from the Reverse Swivel gives a strong characteristic action in the Tango, as the movement can be kept down and the body flight avoided. The figure will be danced as below, but of course with Tango technique and character. Be careful not to use Rise or Swing into 1-2, but place feet without a Swivelling action, except of course on the actual Swivel and Pivot.

Commence facing DC in Closed Position

Man Foot Position Alignment Amount of Turn Rise & Fall
1 LF forward Facing DC Com to turn L Rise e/o 1
2 RF to side & slightly back Backing LOD 3/8 between 1-2 Up
3 LF back & across in CBMP with Lady OP. End RF held forward & across LF without weight in PP. Overturned Reverse Swivel DC against LOD to end facing DW 3/8 between 2-3. Body turns less Up. Lower e/o 3
4 RF forward & across in PP & CBMP, toe turned in Moving between DW & LOD, end facing LOD 1/8 between 3-4 Rise e/o 4
5 LF forward in CBMP, small step, then turn on LF. Open Toe Pivot Facing DC to end backing LOD 1/8 between 4-5. 3/8 on 5 Up. Lower e/o 5
Footwork 1 HT; 2 T; 3 TH; 4 HT; 5 TH
CBM on 1 and 5
Sway S S S, S to slightly L, L
Head Weight C, slightly L, slightly L, slightly L, L
Timing (W) 1 2 & 3 & or 1 & 2 3 &
Timing (F) S & Q Q & or S Q Q Q Q or S Q & Q &
Timing (Q) S Q Q Q Q
Timing (T) Q Q & Q Q

Commence backing DC in Closed Position

Lady Foot Position Alignment Amount of Turn Rise & Fall
1 RF back Backing DC Com to turn L No rise
2 LF closes to RF. Heel Turn Facing LOD 3/8 between 1-2 Rise e/o 2
3 RF forward & across, OP in CBMP, small step, to end in PP. Overturned Reverse Swivel To centre, facing DC to end facing LOD 1/8 between 2-3. 1/8 to R on 3 Up. Lower e/o 3
4 LF forward in PP & CBMP Along LOD, facing DC 1/8 to L between 3-4 Rise e/o 4
5 RF back & slightly to side, then turn on RF. Open Toe Pivot Backing LOD to end facing LOD 3/8 between 4-5. 1/2 on 5 Up. Lower e/o 5
Footwork 1 TH; 2 HT; 3 TH; 4 HT; 5 TH
CBM on 1 and 5
Sway S S S S S
Head Weight C, slightly L, slightly L to R, R R
Timing (W) 1 2 & 3 & or 1 & 2 3 &
Timing (F) S & Q Q & or S Q Q Q Q or S Q & Q &
Timing (Q) S Q Q Q Q
Timing (T) Q Q & Q Q

Suggested Popular Combination

Precede

Reverse Pivot

Follow

Progressive Chasse

Suggested Advanced Combination

Precede

Syncopated Side Cross

Follow

Any of the Oversway Lines

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