[Samba Technique] Entering promenade runs

So I was working through some stuff the other night, and I'm wondering what the main options are for getting into open promenade (?) position are, to begin promenade runs.

I was cranking through a maneuver in which I do 1a2 of a reverse turn, then pivot through a set of walks (3+4) putting me into open promenade position and ready for promenade runs.

The other closed transition I remember was to go from a left whisk (1a2), then right foot to side (3), left foot back (+) and then forward again (4), releasing outside hand and moving forward into promenade position—and then do a set of walks to get prepped for promenade runs.

Kosher? Not? Is my terminology even correct?
Well yeah, but I like to goof off sometimes. :p

(Why learn it at all if you're going to forget it, right?)

I find it amusing that a third of UNC's male contingent to DCDI is going to be from State.


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ACtenDance said:
I'd worry about your Bronze first :wink: Promenade, Counter-Promenade Runs is a Gold figure in Samba.
You know, the "this figure is gold and I'm at a lower level" never works for me on a lesson with my teacher. I get a response like "do it right - now!" :D :wink:
If you wait to learn it when you can dance it, it may be too late. It's good to start learning things early, so you can practice it and when you move up wil be able to dance it well. Plus, sometimes it's just fun to do new moves after practicing the coreography or syllabus steps that we compete in, isn't it?
When you go into promenade runs it is also easier to count quick-quick-Slow over 1a2. It just helps in doing them smoothly, on time and the feeling. Good luck

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