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Figures, Actions, Rhythms …

Rhythms In Which Each Figure Is Described

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An Article or Photo Essay, a few Music & Video Clips

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RAL Phase Rating 

(Any figure that is only slightly altered from a standard, phased figure usually carries the same phase rating as that standard figure, even if the exact name is not listed in the RAL manual.)
Dance For the Audience
Let's Put On A Show by Sears
Dance Frame
Balance and Good Posture by Sears
Smooth Your Dancing by Sears

Dance Terms
Glossary
Dash or Hyphen (-)
Glossary
Deplacement Paso Doble

Develope American Tango, Cha, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Rumba, Tango, Waltz Glossary
A Waltz Clinic by Eum & Hadley
Photo Essay by Sears
IV
Diagonal Directions
Glossary
Dancing On the Diagonal by Sears

Diamond Turn Foxtrot, Mambo, Waltz Phase IV Figures by Stier
A Waltz Clinic by Eum & Hadley
Diamond Turn Ending by Eum
IV
Dig Steps Jive Glossary
Dip Five-Count, One Step, Two Step, Waltz Glossary
Some Basics About Picture Figures by Rotscheid
II
Directions On Floor
Glossary
Disco Wheel Hustle

Dishrag
Glossary
Tim Eum Latin
III
Doble Cruz Argentine Tango, Tango One Figure, the Tango Serpiente by Sears
Tango Figures by Eum
IV
Doble Gancho
Argentine Tango


Doble Ocho Argentine Tango

Door Rumba, Two Step
II, III
Do-Si-Do
Cha


Double Appel
Paso Doble One Figure, Paso Doble Appel by Sears
Double Aerial Ronde

Unphased Figures II by Stier
Double Chase
Tango

Double Chasse Quickstep

Double Closed Promenade Tango Tango: Go, Stop by Sears
One Figure, Closed Promenade by Sears
VI
Double Contra Break Bolero

Double Contra Check Bolero

Double Corte American Tango, Rumba

Double Coup de Pique Paso Doble

Double Cuban Breaks Cha
V
Double Cubans Cha
V
Double Develope Waltz

Double Double Ronde Slow Two Step Rondes by Sears
Double Fan Rumba

Double Hitch Two Step
II
Double Jive or Double Swing
Jive and Swing by Sears
Double Lock
Quickstep
Phase V Figures by Stier
Double Natural Spin Foxtrot, Waltz Phase VI Figures by Stier
VI
Double Natural Telemark Foxtrot, Waltz Finding Solutions for Common Problem Figures in Smooth Dancing by Finch
Double Open Promenade Tango
VI
Double Open Telemark Foxtrot The Telemark Figures II by Stier
Double Opposition Points Waltz

Double Resist West Coast Swing

Double Reverse Overspin Foxtrot, Waltz
VI
Double Reverse Spin Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz A Waltz Clinic by Eum & Hadley
Phase V Figures by Stier
A Few Turns by Eum
Make It Look Easy by Sears
Double Reverse Spin by Cantrell (PDF)
Standard Figures from I to VI by Eum
In and Out Circles by German (PDF)
Finding Solutions for Common Problem Figures in Smooth Dancing by Finch
Rotational Figures by Moore
V
Double Reverse Wing

In and Out Circles by German (PDF)
Double Ronde Foxtrot, Slow Two Step Rondes by Sears
Phase VI Figures by Stier

Double Step Salsa

Double Surprise Whip West Coast Swing

Double Telemark Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz Telemark Talk by Moore
Telemarks by McGee
VI
Double Telespin Foxtrot, Waltz

Double Tummy Whip West Coast Swing

Downbeat

Glossary
Drag
Glossary
Drag Hesitation Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Mini-Picture Figures by Sears
Make A Picture by Sears
Phase IV Figures by Stier
A Waltz Clinic by Eum & Hadley
IV
Draw One Step, Waltz Glossary II
Drift Apart
Glossary
Drop Oversway Tango
V
Dropkick

Unphased Figures by Stier
Duck Walks West Coast Swing
Shall We Take A Walk? by Sears
East Coast Swing
A Few Notes On East Coast Swing by Finch

Ecart Paso Doble
IV
Edge
Glossary
Ee (e)
Glossary
Eight Count Peabody Turn
One Step


Elevations Paso Doble
IV
Embrace Position
Argentine Tango and the Flirtatious Ocho by Sears
Emotional Component
Smile — Dancing Is About the Relationship by Sears
Dance With Feeling by Sears

Ending

Glossary
Eros Line Foxtrot, Waltz Phase V Figures by Stier V
Escort Position
Dance Position List by Sears
Photo Essay

Explode
Glossary
Dance Small by Sears

Extend
Glossary
Extended
Continuous, Extended, and Interrupted Figures in Smooth by Sears
Extended Continuous Hairpins Foxtrot

Extended Continuous Hover Cross Foxtrot

Extended Fallaway Foxtrot

Extended Weave Foxtrot

Face Two Step, Waltz Glossary I — top of pg
Face To Face Two Step
II
Face To Face And Back To Back Five-Count, Polka Turning Away From Partner and Coming Back by Eum II
Faceloop West Coast Swing
V
Faceloop Sugar Push West Coast Swing

Facing Fan Rumba

Facing Position
Dance Position by Sears
Faking It
Keep Dancing by Sears
Fall
Glossary
Rise and Fall by Sears

see "Rise and Fall" in this index

Fallaway
Glossary
Dance Position List by Sears

Fallaway Left Face Turning Jive
III
Fallaway Reverse Paso Doble Paso Doble: Continued by Nobel V
Fallaway Right Face Turning Jive
III
Fallaway Rock Jive, Single Swing
III
Fallaway Ronde Slow Two Step Rondes In Slow Two Step by Sears
One Figure, the STS Fallaway Ronde by Sears

Fallaway Ronde And Slip Waltz

Fallaway Throwaway Jive, Single Swing
III
Fallaway Whisk
All About Whisks
Phase V Figures by Stier

Fan
Glossary
Rumba Character by Sechrist
Tim Eum Action Tip
III
Fan Cha, Rumba Lead With Lead Hands Low by Sears IV
Fan Position
Dance Position by Sears
Farol Paso Doble One Figure, the Fregolina & Farol by Sears VI
Feather Foxtrot Glossary
Blend To Banjo
Feathers by Sears
The Feather Figures by Stier
What About Feathers? by Stier
The Look Alikes
by Stier
Foxtrot Feather by Read
A Few Turns by Eum
Telemark, Feather, & Three Step, Part II by German (PDF)
Rise, Fall, and the Foxtrot Three Step by Sears
The Foxy Foxtrot by Rotscheid
Dancing Your Foxtrot As Smooth As A Feather by Nelson
IV
Feather Ending Foxtrot Glossary
What About Feathers?
Tim Eum Tips
Telemark, Feather, & Three Step, Part II by German (PDF)

Feather Finish Foxtrot Glossary
Feathers by Sears 
What About Feathers? by Stier
Tim Eum Tips - Feathers
The Foxy Foxtrot by Rotscheid
Telemark, Feather, & Three Step, Part II by German (PDF)
IV
Feeling

Dance With Feeling by Sears
Fence Line Bolero, Cha, Rumba Photo Essay by Sears
Mini-Picture Figures by Sears
Bolero Tips by Eum
III
Fence Line Four Cha

Figure
Glossary
Photo Essays by Sears

Figure 8 Cha, Five-Count Glossary III
Figurehead Position
Dance Position List by Sears
Photo Essay

Fishtail One Step, Quickstep, Two Step Phase III Figures by Stier
Animal Figures by Sears
III
Five Step Tango One Figure, the Tango Four Step and Five Step by Sears V
Five-Count Rhythm
Music Clip
Flamenco Appel

One Figure, Paso Doble Appel by Sears
Flamenco Taps Paso Doble
IV
Flare
Glossary
Tim Eum Action Tip
III
Flat
Glossary
Flat Whisk
All About Whisks by Stier

Flea Hops Jive Animal Figures by Sears VI
Flea Hops And Side Chasse Lindy

Fleckerl (see Natural or Reverse Fleckerl)



Flick
Glossary
One Figure -- Tango Flick by Sears
Photo Essay
III
Flicker Quickstep Quickstep Figures by Stier IV
Flicks Into Break Jive
V
Flight
Glossary
Flight the Sequence by Sears
Efforts We Can Make To Improve All Our Dancing by Sears

Flip Flop Slow Two Step Inside and Outside Rolls by Sears
Flirt Cha, Rumba
IV
Float
Float by Sears
Floorcraft

Glossary
Floorcraft by Sears
Floorcraft and Etiquette by Rotscheid

Flow
Turning Walking Into Dancing by Sears
Should we dance the figures or dance the dance? by Sears
Dancing Is Not Walking by Sears
Making Your Figures Flow by Moore

Follow My Leader Cha
VI
Follow, Following
Glossary
Several articles on lead and follow

See "Lead and Leading"

Foot Flick Tango One Figure -- Tango Flick by Sears
Tango: Go, Stop by Sears

Foot Positions, First thru Fifth
Glossary
Footwork
Glossary
Differences Between Men and Women

Forearm Spin Slow Two Step

Forward Two Step, Waltz Glossary I
Forward Basic Bolero, Cha, Mambo, Merengue, Rumba
III
Forward Box Waltz
I
Forward Break Bolero, Slow Two Step
III
Forward Brush Hop
Viennese Waltz

Forward Change
Viennese Waltz Viennese Waltz II by Stier

Forward Chasse Cha, Foxtrot, Waltz Alternate Chasses in Cha Cha by Moore III
Forward Forward/Lock Forward Waltz
III
Forward Half Box
Foxtrot
III
Forward Hesitation Viennese Waltz

Forward Hover Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz
III
Forward In and Out

Figures Without Phase Ratings I by Stier
Forward Lock Two Step
II
Forward Lock Forward Five-Count, Two Step
II
Forward Run Two Foxtrot Foxtrot Tips by Tim Eum
III
Forward Stair Merengue, Two Step
III
Forward Tipple Chasse Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz
V
Forward Two Step Five-Count, Polka, Two Step Tim Eum Two Step Tips I
Forward Waltz Waltz Tim Eum Waltz Tips II
Four Alemanas
Rumba


Four And One Cha
History & Technique In Cha by Sears
That Pesky "Other" Cha-Cha Rhythm by Bahr

Four By Five Step Tango One Figure, the Tango Four Step and Five Step by Sears VI
Four Feathers Foxtrot Feathers by Sears
What About Feathers? by Stier
The Feather Figures II by Stier
Figures Without Phase Ratings I by Stier

Four Quick Run Quickstep
VI
Four Step Tango One Figure, the Tango Four Step and Five Step by Sears V
Four Step Change Tango

Four Waves
Foxtrot

Foxtrot Rhythm
Two Popular Rhythms -- Cha and Foxtrot by Collipi
Foxtrot Characteristics by Cantrell (PDF)
Foxtrot Timing by Cantrell (PDF)
The Foxy Foxtrot by Rotscheid
The Foxy Foxtrot by Finch
Elevate Your Foxtrot by Macuci
Improving Rhythmic Definition by Moore
Foxtrot and Quickstep
Skiing
Let's Put On A Show
Should We Start At Phase III? by Rotscheid
Where Should We Put the Slow? by Sears
Music Clip

Frame
Glossary
Dance Frame by Sears
Balance & Good Posture by Sears
Smooth Dancing by Collipi
Smooth Dancing by Fisher
Smooth Dancing by Robinson
Dance In Response To Your Partner
Making Your Figures Flow by Moore
It's A Side Show by Moore
Latin Motion by Cantrell
Body Types by Lamberty
Efforts We Can Make To Improve All Our Dancing by Sears
How Much Technique at Phase II? by Casper & Beck
Your Space or Mine? by DeChenne
Dancing -- It's All About Communication and Partnership by Nelson
From the Ballroom by Seagull
Photo Essay

Free Foot
Glossary
Free Hand
Glossary
Freeze
Glossary
Fregolina Paso Doble One Figure, the Fregolina & Farol by Sears VI
French Cross West Coast Swing WCS - Two-Count Figures
Tim Eum Crossing Steps Tip
IV
Front

Glossary
Front Limp Two Step
II
Front Vine
Foxtrot

III
Full Basic Samba
IV
Full Moon Bolero, Rumba One Figure -- Bolero Full Moon by Sears
Bolero Tips by Eum
VI
Full Natural Top Cha, Rumba
V
Full Reverse Top Cha, Rumba
VI
Full Turn Chase Rumba

Fun
Fun by Rotscheid
Smile — Dancing Is About the Relationship by Sears

Gancho Argentine Tango
IV — top of pg
Gaucho Turn American Tango, Argentine Tango, Tango
III
Giro Argentine Tango

Glide Merengue, Two Step Glossary I, IV
Glide To the Side Jive, Lindy Some Jive Tips by Eum

Golden Rule
Be Gentle by Sears
Don't Fight by Sears
Long & Short by Sears

Golpe Argentine Tango

Grand Circle Paso Doble One Figure, the Grand Circle by Sears
Twists and Twist Turns by Sears
V
Grapevine Foxtrot

Guapacha



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