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One Figure 

A Step is a movement of the foot from here to there. A Figure is a specific sequence of steps forming a set that is complete, is often standardized, and is widely accepted and used as one component of a dance routine.

These figure descriptions are adapted and expanded from those on the rhythm pages in the browse list at left. Our goal is to describe these figures a little more completely than you might find elsewhere. They are being periodically published in the Dixie Round Dance Council (DRDC) Newsletter.



Bolero Half (and Full) Moon

Bolero Horseshoe Turn

Jive The Tunnel

Paso Doble Appel

Paso Doble Chasse Cape

Paso Doble Fregolina & Farol

Paso Doble Grand Circle

Paso Doble Promenade

Paso Doble The Twists

Rumba Underarm Roll

Slow Two Step Fallaway Ronde

Slow Two Step Left Turn With Inside Roll

Slow Two Step Switches

Slow Two Step The Square

Slow Two Step Triple Traveler

Tango Back Corte

Tango Chase

Tango Closed Promenade

Tango Flick

Tango Four Step and Five Step

Tango Natural Twist Turn

Tango Promenade Link

Tango Serpiente

Tango Whirligig

Waltz Back and Back Lock Back

Waltz Chair




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Past DRDC Educational Articles by
Jim & Barbara German, ca. 2000-2001
Chris & Terri Cantrell, 2001-2005
Harold & Meredith Sears, 2005-present

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Sandi & Dan Finch
Gert-Jan & Susie Rotscheid



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