The Progressive Two-Step is a Two-Step mixer sequence dance composed by F. J. Mainey around 1950, at the height of the Old Time Dancing revival in England.
Holding two hands, Lead facing outside wall.
Part I - Back and Forward (4 bars): Four steps back away from old partner (1, 2, 3, 4), then four steps forward toward new partner, diagonally to the left (5, 6, 7, 8).
Part II - Three-Step Promenade (4 bars): Holding two hands, promenade three steps along LOD, lowering the L-to-R hands (1, 2, 3), then promenade three steps against LOD, lowering the R-to-L hands (5, 6, 7).
Part III - Rollaway and Step-Swing (4 bars): Rollaway from partner with a full outward two step (1-and-2, 3-and-4), then step side along LOD (5) and swing inside foot through (6), step side against LOD (7), and swing outside foot through (8).
Part IV - Two-Step (4 bars): Two full turns of two-step.
Repeat from the beginning.
"Vienna for Aye," or another square two-step at 112 bpm.
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For more dance descriptions, see our three books on dancing:
The Book of Mixers: 100 Easy-Teach Dances for Getting Acquainted (2022) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge,
Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge, and
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.
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