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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.)
Hairpin Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Feathers by Sears
The Look Alikes
Phase V Figures by Stier
V — top of pg
Half Basic Bolero, Rumba The Dynamic Duo [in Cha] by German (PDF)
Half Close
Glossary
Half Moon Bolero One Figure -- Bolero Full Moon by Sears V
Half Natural Foxtrot, Quickstep Foxtrot Tips by Tim Eum IV
Half Open Position
Dance Position List by Sears
Photo Essay

Half Reverse Turn Foxtrot
IV
Hammerlock Position
Dance Position and Connection Between Partners by Sears
Hand Change Pass Hustle

Hand Jive
Jive


Hand Shake Position
Dance Position and Connection Between Partners by Sears
Hand Styling
Using Your Hands by Rotscheid

Hand To Hand Bolero, Cha, Rumba
III
Hand To Hand Charleston Kicks Lindy

Head Cues

Glossary
Head Flick Tango One Figure -- Tango Flick by Sears
Tango: Go, Stop by Sears
V
Head Loop Whip
West Coast Swing


Head Position

Oh My Aching Head by German (PDF)
Health Matters
The Healthy Side of Round Dancing by Sears
Oh, My Aching Feet by Finch
Caring for Your Introvert by Rauch (PDF)

Here And There Rumba

Heel
Glossary I
Heel Lead
Glossary
Heel Pivot
Glossary III
Heel Pull Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Glossary
Beyond Feathers - Phase IV by Stiers
IV
Heel Turn
Glossary
A Turn Like No Other by Finch
So She Is On Her Heels, Now What? by German (PDF)
Telemark Talk by Moore
The Foxy Foxtrot by Rotscheid

Heels To A Swing Out Lindy

Helper Cues
Helper Cues by Sears
Hesitation
Glossary
Hesitation Canter Waltz
Viennese Waltz (see Intro)
Hesitation Canter Waltz by Herr
Hesitation/Canter Waltz by Prow

Hesitation Change Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Standard Figures from I to VI by Eum
Should we dance the figures or dance the dance? by Sears
Left Hinge, Right Hinge by Sears
Phase IV Figures
by Stier
Some Waltz Figures by Eum
IV
Hesitation Left Quarter Turning Box Viennese Waltz

Hesitation Step American Tango

High Line Foxtrot Dance Position and Connection Between Partners by Sears
Picture Figures by Finch
Picture Figures, Fact and Fantasy by Plaisance

Hijack Pass
West Coast Swing


Hinge Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Photo Essay
Phase V Smooth Figures by Stiers
Dancing Or Just Standing There by Sears
Left Hinge, Right Hinge
by Sears
Picture Figures, Fact and Fantasy by Plaisance
Picture Figures by Finch
Movin' On UP! by Nelson
V
Hip Bump
Jive


Hip Lift Bolero, Slow Two Step
III
Hip Rocks Bolero Glossary IV
Hip Smack Lindy

Hip Twist Chasse Cha Cha-Cha-Cha by Sears
Alternate Chasses in Cha Cha by Moore
Twists and Twist Turns by Sears
The Dynamic Duo [in Cha] by German (PDF)

History
Where Did All Those Rhythms Come From? by Sears
Development of Dance Through the Centuries—a list by Sears
A History of Waltz by Sears
Two-Step Waltz by Sears
Foxtrot & Quickstep by Sears
The Foxy Foxtrot by Finch
Jive and Swing by Sears
A History of Dance by Cantrell
A Brief History of Square and Round Dancing by Egender
History of Dance by Regan (PDF)
A Who's Who by Finch
Round Dancing -- The Best Is Yet To Come! by Easterday
Changes Over the Years by Finch
Remembering Sam & Jody Shawver by Finch (PDF)

Hitch Five-Count, Two Step
II
Hitch Apart Two Step
II
Hitch Back
Two Step
II
Hitch Forward
Two Step
II
Hitch Four One Step, Two Step
II
Hitch Scissors Two Step
II
Hitch Six Two Step
II
Hockey Stick Cha, Rumba Lead That Hockey Stick by Sears
Lead With Lead Hands Low by Sears
Rumba Character by Sechrist
IV
Hockey Stick Ending
Rumba

Hockey Stick With Runaway Continuous Locks Cha

Hold
Glossary
Hook
Glossary

Photo Essay

III
Hook And Unwind Two Step

Hook Turn West Coast Swing
V
Hop Two Step Glossary
Photo Essay
II
Horse And Cart Rumba Animal Figures by Sears VI
Horseshoe Turn Bolero One Figure -- Bolero Horseshoe Turn by Sears V
Hover Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz What Makes Figures Work by Hilton
Phase III Smooth Figures by Stier
III
Hover Corte Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Phase IV Figures by Stier
Some Waltz Figures by Eum
IV
Hover Cross Foxtrot, Waltz Phase VI Figures by Stier V
Hover Cross Ending Foxtrot, Waltz
V
Hover Fallaway Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Phase III Smooth Figures by Stier
III
Hover Sway
Glossary IV
Hover Telemark Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz The Telemark Figures II by Stier
Telemarks by McGee
Standard Figures from I to VI by Eum
A Waltz Clinic by Eum & Hadley
IV
Hovering Action
Glossary
Huit Paso Doble
IV
Hustle Rhythm
Hustle, One Of Our Less Common Rhythms by Sears
Jive & Swing by Sears
Music Clip

Hyphen or Dash (-)
Glossary
I Love You So Jive, West Coast Swing
top of pg
Impetus To Semi Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Spin & Impetus Turns by Stier
III
In

Glossary
In And Out Runs Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Standard Figures from I to VI by Eum
Phase IV Figures by the Stier
IV
In In Out Out Jive

In Place
Glossary
Inside Foot or Hand
Glossary
Inside Roll Slow Two Step Inside and Outside Rolls In Slow Two Step by Sears IV
Inside SwivelFoxtrot, Tango
Inside Turn To Lindy Circle Lindy

Inside Underarm Pass Hustle

Inside Whip
West Coast Swing

Interlude

Glossary
International Style

The Two Major Schools of Dance -- International and American Rhythm Styles by Janet Carlson
Interrupted
Continuous, Extended, and Interrupted Figures In Smooth by Sears
Interrupted Box
Waltz
Some Waltz Figures by Eum
Interrupted Continuous Hover Cross Foxtrot

Interrupted Extended Continuous Hover Cross Foxtrot

Interrupted Hover Cross Foxtrot

Introduction

Glossary
Inverted Snake Merengue Animal Figures by Sears
Jazz Box Jive
top of pg
Jerk
Jive

Jete Point Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Waltz Glossary
Tim Eum Tips
A Waltz Clinic by Eum & Hadley
V
Jitterbug Kicks Jive More Jive Tips by Eum
Jive Rhythm
Jive and Swing by Sears
Swing and Jive are Different by Sears
Some Dancing Tips for Jive by Rotscheid
West Coast Swing vs Jive by Sears
Jive and Swing Deserve Some Care and Precision, Too by Sears
A Few Notes On East Coast Swing by Finch
Lead and Follow in the Swing Rhythms by Sears
More Jive Tips by Eum
The Swing's the Thing by Easterday
Music Clip

Jive Walks Jive, Single Swing Shall We Take A Walk? by Sears
More Jive Tips by Eum
III
Jump
Glossary by Sears
Kick
Glossary by Sears
Photo Essay by Sears
II — top of pg
Kick and Dig
Glossary by Sears
Kick Ball Change Jive, West Coast Swing More Jive Tips by Eum III
Kick Away To A Swing Out Lindy

Kick Step
Hustle

Kick Whip Jive

Kiki Walks Cha, Rumba Shall We Take A Walk? by Sears III
Knee
Glossary by Sears
Photo Essay by Sears
II
L Shaped Position
Dance Position List by Sears
Photo Essay by Sears
top of pg
La Cobra Argentine Tango

La Parada
Argentine Tango

La Passe Paso Doble Paso Doble: Continued by Nobel VI
La Piz Argentine Tango

La Suiza Cha
V
Lace Five-Count, Two Step, Waltz
II
Lace Across Two Step
II
Lace Back Two Step
II
Lace Up Polka, Two Step

Lady Under Two Step, Waltz Glossary by Sears I
Lady's Inside Roll Slow Two Step

Lady's Neck Wrap Slow Two Step

Lady's Outside Roll Slow Two Step

Lariat Cha, Rumba, West Coast Swing
Under She Goes by German (PDF)
Photo Essay by Sears
III
Lariat, Rotary West Coast Swing

Latin Cross
Glossary IV
Latin Hip
Rumba Rhythm by McGee
Rumba and the Latin Hip
Rumba Styling by Ayme
Latin Footwork by Cantrell (PDF)
Latin Motion by Cantrell
Let's Dance the Mambo! by Easterday
Let's Mambo by Plaisance
Toni Heel by German (PDF)
Rumba Tips by Eum
Latin Motion & Technique by Eum
Rumba and the Latin Hip by Shibata

Latin Motion

Latin Motion & Technique by Eum
Latin Rhythms
Round Dance Rhythms
Smooth vs Latin by Garza
History of the Modern Latin Rhythms by Finch
A Little Bit Of Latin by Cantrell (PDF)
Latin Attitude I by Cantrell (PDF)
Latin Attitude II by Cantrell (PDF)

Latin Whisk Rumba
IV
Layback Position
Dance Position List by Sears
Photo Essay by Sears

Layover Position
Dance Position List by Sears
Photo Essay by Sears

Lazy Samba Turns Samba
IV
Lead Foot or Hand
Glossary
Lead, Leading
Glossary
Several articles on lead and follow by Sears
An Introduction to Lead and Follow by Fisher
From the Ballroom by Seagull
Smooth Your Dancing by Sears
What Makes Figures Work by Hilton
Lead Follow by Cantrells (PDF)
The Art Of Leading -- And Following by Hamilton
Leading and Following by Folwell and Butcher
One Figure, the STS Fallaway Ronde by Sears
How's Your Blend? by Licht
Rumba Styling by Ayme
Backwards and In High Heels Too by German (PDF)
Three Little Secrets by German (PDF)
Follow My Lead by Eum
Efforts We Can Make To Improve All Our Dancing by Sears
How Much Technique at Phase II? by Casper & Beck
Leading and Following by Easterday
Dancing -- It's All About Communication and Partnership by Nelson

Learning To Dance / Practice

Dancing In Your Head by Sears
From the Ballroom by Seagull

Left Eros Line

Unphased Figures by Stier
Left Face
Glossary
Left Feather Foxtrot Feathers by Sears
What About Feathers? by Stier
The Feather Figures II by Stier
Tim Eum Tips
VI
Left Foot Basic Argentine Tango
IV
Left Foot Coup De Pique Paso Doble
V
Left Foot Rock
Tango

Left Foot Variation
Paso Doble


Left Hesitation Change
Left Hinge, Right Hinge by Sears
Left Lunge

Picture Figures by Finch
Left Maneuver Waltz

Left Open Facing Position
Dance Position List by Sears
Left Open Position
Photo Essay by Sears
Left Pass Bolero Whip Her Across by Sears
Bolero Cross Body and Left Pass by Sears
IV
Left Same Foot Lunge
Left Hinge, Right Hinge by Sears
Left Shadow Position
Glossary

Photo Essay by Sears

Left Side Lead
Glossary
Left Side Pass West Coast Swing
IV
Left Side Pass With Tuck and Spin West Coast Swing

Left Side Pass With Tuck and Twirl West Coast Swing

Left Turn Foxtrot, Samba, Two Step, Waltz In and Out Circles by German (PDF)
A Waltz Whirl by Sears
II, III, IV
Left Turn With Inside Roll Slow Two Step Inside and Outside Rolls by Sears
Tim Eum Slow Two Step Tips
A Few Notes on Slow Two Step by Finch
One Figure -- STS Left Turn With Inside Roll by Sears
IV
Left Turning Basic
Hustle

Left Turning Box Foxtrot, Two Step, Waltz Standard Figures from I to VI by Eum II, III
Left Turning Box With Lace Waltz

Left Turning Fallaway Jive, Single Swing
III
Left Turning Lock Foxtrot, Waltz
V
Left Turning Rock Merengue

Left Turning Two Step Two Step
III
Left Varsouvienne

Dance Positions by Sears
Left Whisk Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz All About Whisks by Stier
Left Whisk With Me by Cantrell (PDF)
Picture Figures by Finch
Phase IV Figures Stier
A Waltz Clinic by Eum & Hadley
IV
Left _____ Position
Dance Position
Leg Crawl American Tango, Tango Photo Essay by Sears IV
Leg Line Argentine Tango

Leg Over
Photo Essay by Sears
Lift
Glossary II
Lilt Foxtrot Glossary V
Lilt Pivot Foxtrot, Waltz
V
Limp One Step, Two Step Glossary II
Lindy Catch Jive
IV
Lindy Circle Lindy

Lindy Rhythm
Jive and Swing by Sears
Music Clip

Lindy Wheel Lindy

Line And Center
Glossary
Line And Wall
Glossary
Line Of Dance
Glossary
Line Of Progression

Glossary
Link Jive Some Jive Tips by Eum III
Link Rock Jive, Single Swing Dance Small by Sears III
Link To Promenade Foxtrot, Waltz Tim Eum Waltz Tip VI
Link To Whip Turn

More Jive Tips by Eum
Lock Five-Count, One Step, Two Step Glossary II
Locking Cha Cha Cha-Cha-Cha by Sears
The Dynamic Duo [in Cha] by German (PDF)

Looking Circle

Glossary
Loose Closed Position
Dance Position by Sears

Low Butterfly Position
Dance Position List by Sears
Lowering or Fall
Glossary

see "Rise and Fall" in this index

Lunge One Step, Two Step Glossary
Photo Essay
Dance Small by Sears
Some Basics About Picture Figures by Rotscheid
II
Lunge Basic Slow Two Step A Few Notes on Slow Two Step by Finch III
Lunge Break Bolero
III
Lunge Turn

Glossary
Lustrada Argentine Tango

Magic Step Foxtrot
top of pg
Mambo Rhythm
Let's Mambo by Plaisance
Mambo Clinic Notes by Cantrell (PDF)
Music Clip

Mambo Walks Mambo

Man Inside Underarm Pass Hustle

Man Under Two Step, Waltz Glossary I
Man's Fans Salsa

Man's Left Shadow

Glossary
Man's Left Varsouvienne

Dance Positions by Sears
Man's Shadow

Glossary
Man's Underarm Turn West Coast Swing
IV
Man's Varsouvienne

Dance Positions by Sears
Maneuver American Tango, Foxtrot, One StepQuickstep, Tango, Two Step, Waltz Glossary II, III
Maneuver Tango Draw American Tango

Marchessi Jive, Samba Some Jive Tips by Eum IV
Mark Time Merengue Glossary
Maxixe Jive

Maypole Samba
IV
Measure Of Music
Glossary
Media Luna Argentine Tango

Medio Corte Argentine Tango

Men And Women, Differences
Differences Between Men and Women by Woodruff

Merengue One Step, Samba, Two Step

Merengue Ibo Merengue

Merengue Rhythm
A Few Notes On Merengue by Finch
Merengue Clinic Notes by Kincaid (PDF)
Music Clip

Merengue Roll Merengue

Miami Special Jive Some Jive Tips by Eum IV
Milking the Beat
Mini-Picture Figures by Sears
Milonga

Glossary
Mini Grand Circle Paso Doble

Mini Telespin Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Phase V Smooth Figures by Stier
Flight the Sequence by Sears
Movin' On UP! by Nelson
Some Waltz Figures by Eum
V
Mini-Picture Figures
Mini-Picture Figures by Sears
Mirror

Glossary
Mixed Rhythm
Glossary
Music Clip

Modern Rhythms


Modified Figure
Glossary
Molinete Argentine Tango

Monkey Walks
Cha


Mooch Jive Some Jive Tips by Eum V
Moon Walk Cha Shall We Take A Walk? by Sears
Mordida or Trap
Argentine Tango

Murphy Special
Cha


Music, Recording

Music In A Digital Age by Cantrell (PDF)
Musical Awareness
Musicality: Using the Motivation of the Music by Finch


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