Cross Chassé Quickstep
Title: Cross Chassé
Level: Bronze (ISTD); (?) (IDTA)
Rotation: None (See notes)
The Cross Chassé is listed in the 'Additional Figures' section of the ISTD
syllabus. This is because it is not a required figure for examination. For the
sake of competition and choreography, it can be used just like any other figure.
The Cross Chassé is also related to the Running Cross Chassé.
Historical Note: In the old editions of The Revised Technique by Alex Moore, t
he Cross Chassé is listed amongst the Associate Syllabus (Bronze Figures).
We can only speculate as to how it came to its current position -- possibly
having been removed entirely before being re-inserted as an additional figure
in the latest amendment.
IDTA Syllabus: The Cross Chassé is listed under 'Additional Figures in
Quickstep and Basic Principles. It is not specified at which level it is to be danced.
Both the Ballroom Technique nor Quickstep and Basic Principles indicate that
there is any rotation in the Cross Chassé. In reality, however, the Cross Chassé
is often used to make up to 1/4 Turn to Left (see examples 2 and 3 below).
Video Example 1
-12 shows the Cross Chassé.
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