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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.)
Natural Glossary top of pg
Natural Fallaway Twist Turn Tango One Figure -- Tango Natural Twist Turn
Natural Fallaway Weave Foxtrot

Natural Fallaway Whisk Foxtrot
V
Natural Fleckerl Viennese Waltz Viennese Waltz III by Stier
Natural Hover Cross Foxtrot, Waltz A Waltz Clinic by Eum & Hadley
Finding Solutions for Common Problem Figures in Smooth Dancing by Finch
V
Natural Hover Fallaway Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Smooth Dancing by McGee IV
Natural Hover Telemark
The Telemark Figures II by Stier
Phase V Smooth Figures by Stier
Telemarks by McGee

Natural Opening Out Cha, Rumba
V
Natural Pivot Turn American Tango, Tango
VI
Natural Promenade Turn Tango
VI
Natural Promenade Zigzag Foxtrot
V
Natural Roll Samba
V
Natural Telemark Foxtrot, Waltz The Telemark Figures II by Stier
Telemark Talk by Moore
Telemarks by McGee
V
Natural Top Cha, Mambo, Rumba

Natural Turn Foxtrot, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz What's Natural About A Natural Turn? by Sears
The Foxy Foxtrot by Rotscheid
Viennese Waltz I by Stier
IV
Natural Twist Turn Foxtrot, Tango Twists and Twist Turns
Tango Helps & Figures
One Figure -- Tango Natural Twist Turn
Phase VI Smooth Figures by Stier
VI
Natural Weave Foxtrot, Waltz
V
Neck Slide Jive More Jive Tips by Eum V
New Yorker Bolero, Cha, Mambo, Rumba Photo Essay III
New Yorker In Four Cha, Rumba Photo Essay
Nightclub Two Step

Nite Club Clinic Notes by Auriene

Nothing Touching
Dance Position List
Oblique Line Position
Photo Essay top of pg
Ocho Argentine Tango Argentine Tango and the Flirtatious Ocho
Photo Essay

Ocho Para Atras Argentine Tango

One-Step Rhythm
Music Clip
Open Basic Cha, Slow Two Step A Few Notes on Slow Two Step by Finch III
Open Box Two Step, Waltz
II
Open Break Bolero, Cha, Mambo, Merengue, Rumba, Salsa, Slow Two Step
III
Open Contra Check
Foxtrot


Open Facing Position
Dance Position List
Photo Essay

Open Fence Line Viennese Waltz

Open Finish Tango, Waltz Tango Helps & Figures IV
Open Head

Glossary
Open Hip Twist Cha, Rumba Hip Twist by Sears
Hip Twist Figures by Sears
Let's Learn to Twist by Finch
Twists And Twist Turns
Rumba Tips by Eum
Lead With Lead Hands Low
To Close Or Not To Close [in Rumba], That Is the Question! by German (PDF)
V
Open Impetus Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Spin & Impetus Turns III
Open In And Out Runs Foxtrot, Waltz Squeeze the Trigger
Open Natural Turn Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Waltz Phase IV Smooth Figures by Stiers
Blend To Banjo
Flight the Sequence
One Figure, Three Rhythms by Finch
IV
Open Out

Glossary
Open Position
Dance Positions
Photo Essay

Open Promenade Tango Tango Helps & Figures by Rotsheid
Tango Tips by Eum
V
Open Reverse Box Two Step, Waltz
II
Open Reverse Turn American Tango, Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz
IV
Open Reverse Turn Closed Finish Tango
IV
Open Reverse Turn w/ Reverse Swivel
Tango


Open Telemark Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz The Telemark In Retrospect by Stiers
The Telemark Figures I by Stiers
Dance Right Through Her
Telemark Talk by Moore
Telemarks by McGee
Telemarks by Slater
Movin' On UP! by Nelson
IV
Open Turn
Glossary
Open Vine One Step, Two Step
II
Opening Out Bolero Bolero Tips by Eum
A Few Bolero Figures by Eum
IV
Opposite Footwork
Glossary
Opposition Line

Unphased Figures II by Stier
Opposition Points Waltz Glossary
Picture Figures, Fact and Fantasy by Plaisance
Picture Figures by Finch
VI
Out

Glossary
Outside Change Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Phase IV Figures by Stier
Some Waltz Figures by Eum
IV
Outside Check Foxtrot, Waltz A Waltz Whirl
Tim Eum Waltz Tip
Feathers II by Tim Eum
IV
Outside Foot and Hand
Glossary
Outside Partner

Glossary
Outside Roll Slow Two Step Article IV
Outside Spin Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Flight the Sequence V
Outside Swivel American Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Waltz Phase IV Figures by Stiers IV
Outside Swivel Link Tango
V
Outside Swivel and Tap Argentine Tango, Tango
V
Outside Whip
West Coast Swing

Overspin Turn Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz

Oversway Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz Glossary
Photo Essay
Picture Figures by Finch 
Dancing Or Just Standing There
Some Basics About Picture Figures by Rotscheid
Mini Picture Figures
Picture Figures, Fact and Fantasy by Plaisance
IV
Overturn
Glossary
Parallel Breaks Rumba
V — top of pg
Parallel Chase Cha
IV
Parallel Runs Slow Two Step

Partnering

Be Gentle by Sears
Don't Fight by Sears
Long & Short by Sears
Round Dancing Is a Partnership by Sears
The Three A's + 1 by Buck

Pas De Bas Waltz Glossary
Paso Doble Rhythm
Paso Doble: The Beginning by Finch
Paso Doble by D'Aloiso
Paso Doble, the "Other Two-Step" by Finch
Paso Doble Styling by Ayme
Let's Put On A Show by Sears
Music Clip

Pass Half Turn Left
Hustle


Pass Half Turn Right
Hustle


Passing American Spin Jive

Passing Cross ChasseSlow Two Step
VI
Passing Outside Roll Slow Two Step Inside & Outside Rolls In Slow Two Step by Sears

Passing Step
Glossary
Pattacake Clap Quickstep

Patticake Two Step

Patty Cake Tap Mambo
IV
Peabody
One Step


Peabody Open Left Turn
One Step

Peabody Twist Vine
One Step

Pecking Lindy Animal Dances

Peek-A-Boo Chasse

Let's Chasse by Sears
Pendulum
Quickstep


Pepper Pot
Quickstep
Unclassified Quickstep Figures II by Stier
Phase Levels
Phase Rating System
The Complete Roundalab Phases 101 by Woodruff
I – VI
Phrase of Music
Glossary
Phrasing
Glossary
Pickup American Tango, Five-Count, Foxtrot, One Step, Polka, Tango, Two Step, Waltz Glossary
Photo Essay
II
Pickup Tango Draw American Tango

Picture Figure
Glossary
Dance Position List
Picture Figures by Finch
Picture Figures by Hilton
Picture Figures by Rotscheid
Daning Or Just Standing There
Mini-Picture Figures
Make A Picture
Photo Essay

Pirouette

Glossary
Pivot
Glossary
Standard Figures from I to VI by Eum
II
Pivot Right Face Two Step
III
Pivot Right Face Double or Pivot Four American Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango
IV
Pivot Three Waltz

Pivot To Hairpin Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz
VI
Pivot To Semi
Waltz Some Waltz Figures by Eum III
Pivot Two Foxtrot, One Step, Two Step
III
Plait Samba
V
Plunge
Jive

Point
Glossary
Photo Essay
I
Point Step Jive
III
Poise

Glossary
Polka Rhythm
Music Clip
Polka Runs

Quickstep Figures by Stier
Position
Glossary
Dance Position
Smooth Your Dancing by Sears
Oh My Aching Head by German (PDF)
Three Little Secrets by German (PDF)
Dancing Posture by Lamberty
Movin' On UP! by Nelson
Your Space or Mine? by DeChenne
Photo Essays
Fred Astaire Album

Posture
Efforts We Can Make To Improve All Our Dancing by Sears
Balance
Posture and Balance by West
Standing On Your Own Two Feet, Not Your Partner's - Part I by Cantrell (PDF)
Standing On Your Own Two Feet, Not Your Partner's - Part II by Cantrell (PDF)
Cast Your Eyes Up
Making Your Figures Flow by Moore
Dancing Posture by Lamberty
How Much Technique at Phase II? by Casper & Beck
Movin' On UP! by Nelson
Smooth Dancing by Fisher
Secrets Of Successful Dancing by Blackford
Your Space or Mine? by DeChenne

Power Whip
West Coast Swing

V
Practice

Round Dancers vs. "Good" Round Dancers by Valenta
Dancing In Your Head by Sears

Prep; Preparation

Dancing Is Not Walking
WCS -- To Anchor or to Coaster by Cantrell (PDF)

Press
Glossary
Press Line Paso Doble
IV
Pretzel Turn Jive, Single Swing

IV
Pretzel Wrap
Glossary
Tim Eum Latin
Animal Figures
VI
Programming, Dance

Programming a State "Beginner's Dance" by Eum

Progressive
Glossary
Progressive Basic Mambo
IV
Progressive Box Foxtrot, Two Step, Waltz
II, III
Progressive Breakaway
Viennese Waltz

Progressive Chasse Quickstep Phase III Smooth Figures by Stier
Phase IV Smooth Figures by Stier
IV
Progressive Link Tango One Figure -- Promenade Link
Tango Helps & Figures by Rotsheid
V
Progressive Rock Jive
III
Progressive Sand Step Two Step

Progressive Scissors Two Step, Five-Count
II
Progressive Side Step Tango Tango Helps & Figures V
Progressive Tango Rocks Argentine Tango

Progressive Twinkle Waltz
II
Progressive Walks Cha, Rumba Shall We Take A Walk? by Sears III
Progressive Whisks (see Bota Whisks)
Samba

Progressive Wing Foxtrot, Waltz
IV
Promenade Merengue, Paso Doble, Tango Tango: Go, Stop
Paso Doble: Continued by Nobel
III, V
Promenade Basic American Tango

Promenade Close Paso Doble
IV
Promenade Cumbia with Turn Salsa

Promenade Link Paso Doble, Tango One Figure -- Promenade Link
IV, V
Promenade Lock Waltz Photo Essay
Promenade Position
Dance Position
Tim Eum Dance Position Tips
Photo Essay

Promenade Quarter Beats Tango
V
Promenade Sway Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Waltz Glossary
Picture Figures by Finch 
Dancing Or Just Standing There
Mini-Picture Figures
Make A Picture
Photo Essay
IV
Promenade Swivel (s) Merengue, Tango


Promenade Tap Tango
V
Promenade To Counter Promenade
Paso Doble


Promenade Turning Left American Tango

Promenade Turning Right American Tango

Promenade Walk-Around
Foxtrot

Promenade Weave Foxtrot Beyond Feathers - Phase IV by Stier IV
Promenade Wingspin Tango, Argentine Tango

Pull Pass Slow Two Step
VI
Push Break Hustle

Push Pull
Hustle


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