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Promenade

Promeade means walk, but as a dance step, in a particular fashion. As a couple, you adopt a promenade hold. Standing side by side with the Lady on the Gentleman's right, the lady raises her right hand to shoulder level (as though swearing an oath) and the Gentleman takes here right hand in his, his arm passing behind the Ladies head. The couple then join left hands in front in a natural position. In this hold, you take as many steps as the dance requires, usually around the Line Of Dance or the Set.

This particular hold allows easy change of direction by each person rotating clockwise, the position and hold are reversed.