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Tag
Glossary
Tamara Position
Dance Position and Connection by Sears
Tandem Position
Dance Position and Connection by Sears
Photo Essay by Sears

Tango Close American Tango, Argentine Tango

Tango Draw American Tango, Argentine Tango, Tango Tango Helps & Figures by Rotscheid
Tim Eum Tango Tip
III
Tango American Rhythm
The Tangos -- Argentine, International, and American Styles by DeChenne
American Tango by Sears
A Tango Is A Tango, Right? by Cantrells (PDF)
Getting Them To Like Tango by Finch
Why the Tango Is Not a Latin Dance by Veronica McClure
Tim Eum Tango Tip

Tango Argentine, Rhythm
The Tangos -- Argentine, International, and American Styles by DeChenne
A Perspective on Argentine Tango by Moore
Argentine Tango and the Flirtatious Ocho by Sears
A Tango Is A Tango, Right? by Cantrells (PDF)
Getting Them To Like Tango by Finch
Why the Tango Is Not a Latin Dance by McClure
Let's Put On A Show by Sears
Music Clip

Tango International, Rhythm
The Tangos -- Argentine, International, and American Styles by DeChenne
Simple Steps to Tango by Nelson
International Tango by Blackford
Tango Helps & Figures by Rotscheid
Talking Tango by Blackford
Improving Rhythmic Definition by Moore
Tango: Go, Stop by Sears
A Tango Is A Tango, Right? by Cantrell (PDF)
Getting Them To Like Tango by Finch
Tango Timing by Lamberty
Why the Tango Is Not a Latin Dance by McClure
Let's Put On A Show by Sears
Music Clip

Tap Tango Glossary I
Teaching

The Silent Partner of the "Teaching Team" by Stinson

Teacup Pass
West Coast Swing


Technique

How Much Technique at Phase II? by Casper & Beck
Telefeather Foxtrot Finding Solutions for Common Problem Figures in Smooth Dancing by Finch VI
Telemark To Banjo Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz The Telemark Figures I by Stier
Telemark Talk by Moore
Telemarks by McGee
Telemarks by Slater
A Waltz Clinic by Eum & Hadley
IV
Telemark To Semi-Closed Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango Waltz The Telemark In Retrospect by Stier
The Telemark Figures I by Stier
Telemark, Feather, & Three Step, Part I by German (PDF)
Three Little Secrets by German (PDF)
Telemark Talk by Moore
Smooth Dancing by McGee
Telemarks by McGee
Telemarks by Slater
Movin' On UP! by Nelson
IV
Teleronde Foxtrot, Waltz
VI
Telescoop Waltz
VI
Telespin Tango Standard Figures from I to VI by Eum
Phase V Smooth Figures by Stier
Finding Solutions for Common Problem Figures in Smooth Dancing by Finch
VI
Telespin To Banjo Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Telemarks by McGee VI
Telespin To Closed Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Telemarks by McGee VI
Telespin To Semi-Closed Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz One Figure, Three Rhythms by Finch VI
Teleswivel Foxtrot, Tango
VI
Teleweave
Foxtrot


Tempo
Glossary
Rhythm, Tempo, and Timing by Sears
Well Noted by Finch

Terms
Glossary
Texas Tommy Lindy

The Cape Paso Doble
IV
The Square Polka, Slow Two Step, Waltz


The Tunnel
Jive
One Figure, Jive, The Tunnel by Sears
The Twists Paso Doble Single, Double, and Triple Twist Turns by Sears
There and Back Cha

Three Aidas Rumba

Three Alemanas Rumba Photo Essay by Sears
Rumba Tips by Eum
VI
Three Contra Breaks
Bolero


Three-D (3-D) Whip
West Coast Swing


Three Fallaways Foxtrot, Waltz Reverse Fallaway Figures by Sears
A Waltz Whirl by Sears
Finding Solutions for Common Problem Figures in Smooth Dancing by Finch
VI
Three Slow Ocho Argentine Tango

Three Step Foxtrot Rise, Fall, and the Foxtrot Three Step by Sears
The Foxy Foxtrot by Rotscheid
The Feather Figures II by Stier
Telemark, Feather, & Three Step, Part III by German (PDF)
Foxtrot Tips by Eum
IV
Three Threes Rumba Rumba Tips by Eum VI
Three Threes Ending Rumba

Through, Thru Two Step, Waltz Glossary
Photo Essay by Sears
I
Throwaway Jive, Single Swing
III
Throwaway Oversway Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Waltz Photo Essay by Sears
Picture Figures by Finch
Picture Figures by Hilton 
Give Her Leg A Nudge by Sears
Dancing Or Just Standing There by Sears
Phase VI Figures by Stier
Viennese Waltz II by Stier
Picture Figures, Fact and Fantasy by Plaisance
VI
Throwaway Overturned
Jive


Throwout West Coast Swing
IV
Thru Chasse Foxtrot, Waltz Tim Eum Waltz Tip III
Thru Face CloseWaltz
II
Thru Hover
Waltz


Thru Scissors Two Step
II
Thru Serpiente Rumba
III
Thru Side Close Waltz
II
Thru Twinkle Waltz
II
Tilt
Glossary
Time

Glossary
Time Step Bolero, Cha, Rumba
III
Timing
Glossary
Rhythm, Tempo, and Timing by Sears
Rhythmic Patterns by Cantrells (PDF)
Where Should We Put the Slow? by Sears
Tim Eum Timing Tip

Tipple Chasse Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Glossary
Let's Chasse by Sears
A Waltz Clinic by Eum & Hadley
Tipple Chasse & Ripple Chasse by Blackford
Tipples, Ripples, and Body Rolls
Phase V Figures by Stier
V
Tipple Chasse Pivot Foxtrot, Waltz

Tipsy Point Quickstep Quickstep Figures by Stier V
Toe
Glossary I
Toe Spin
Glossary
Together
Glossary
Together Step Step Two Step
II
Top Line

Glossary
Top Spin Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz What Is A Top Spin? by Sears
One Figure, Three Rhythms by Finch
Finding Solutions for Common Problem Figures in Smooth Dancing by Finch
Some Waltz Figures by Eum
V
Tone

Efforts We Can Make to Improve All Our Dancing by Sears
It's a Side Show by Moore
Partner Dancing by Finch
Your Space or Mine? by DeChenne

Tornillo Wheel Rumba Wheel Around by Sears V
Touch
Glossary I
Trade Places
Rumba


Trail Foot or Hand
Glossary
Transition
Glossary
Trap
Argentine Tango

Traveling
Glossary
Traveling Back Locks Samba
IV
Traveling Bota Fogos Samba
V
Traveling Box Five Count, Two Step
II
Traveling Chasses Slow Two Step Slow Two Step Is Smooth & Flowing by Sears
A Few Notes on Slow Two Step by Finch
III
Traveling Contra Check Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Phase VI Figures by Stier
Phase VI Figures by Eum
VI
Traveling Cross Chasses Slow Two Step
IV
Traveling Door Cha, Five-Count, Two Step
II, III
Traveling Forward
Hustle


Traveling Hover Cross Foxtrot
VI
Traveling Locks Samba
IV
Traveling Right Turn Slow Two Step Tipples, Ripples, and Body Rolls by Sears
A Few Notes on Slow Two Step by Finch

Traveling Sand Step Jive

Traveling Scissors Two Step, Five-Count
II
Traveling Side Pass West Coast Swing Four Problem Figures In West Coast Swing by Brent & Judy Moore VI
Traveling Spins From Counter Promenade Paso Doble
VI
Traveling Spins From Promenade Paso Doble
VI
Traveling Swivel Foxtrot, Tango
VI
Traveling Volta Samba Tim Eum Samba Tip IV
Travolta Cha, Hustle

Triple Five-Count, Jive, Two Step Glossary I, III
Triple Cha Cha
IV
Triple Pretzel Turn
Jive
Some Jive Tips by Eum
Triple Travel With Roll Jive, West Coast Swing
V
Triple Traveler Slow Two Step One Figure, the STS Triple Traveler by Sears
Tim Eum Slow Two Step Tips
A Few Notes on Slow Two Step by Finch
V
Triple Wheel Jive
IV
Triple Whip
West Coast Swing

VI
Triplet

Glossary
Truco Twinkle
Quickstep


Tsunami West Coast Swing

Tuck And Spin West Coast Swing
IV
Tumble
Phase VI Figures by Eum
Glossary
VI
Tumble Turn Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Glossary
Tumble Turn by Cantrells (PDF)
A Waltz Whirl
by Sears
Finding Solutions for Common Problem Figures in Smooth Dancing by Finch
Phase VI Figures by Eum
VI
Tummy Check Mambo

Tummy Swing Out Lindy

Tummy Whip West Coast Swing
V
Tunnel Jive
One Figure, Jive, The Tunnel by Sears VI
Tunnel Exit
Foxtrot, Jive, Slow Two Step, West Coast Swing
One Figure, Jive, The Tunnel by Sears
Turkey Walks
Jive
Shall We Take A Walk? by Sears
Turkish Towel Cha, Rumba
VI
Turn One Step There's A Funny Thing About Turns by Finch
How to Mess Up a Turning Figure by Finch
Glossary

Turn Away
Glossary
Turn Face Close Waltz
II
Turn In
Glossary
Turn Left And Right Chasse Foxtrot, Waltz Let's Chasse by Sears III
Turn Left In Four One Step

Turn Out
Glossary
Turn Right In Four One Step

Turning Anchor West Coast Swing

Turning Basic Bolero Bolero Tips by Eum
More Bolero Tips by Eum
IV
Turning Cucaracha Cha, Mambo, Rumba

Turning Five Step Tango One Figure, the Tango Four Step and Five Step by Sears
Turning Four By Five Step
Tango One Figure, the Tango Four Step and Five Step by Sears VI
Turning Lock Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz
V
Turning Right Locks Tango
VI
Turning Tango Close American Tango
IV
Turning Traveling Volta Samba
IV
Turning Woodpeckers Quickstep
V
Turns
Glossary
Making Your Figures Flow by Moore

Turnstile Jive
VI
Twinkle One Step, Waltz Glossary II
Twirl American Tango, Two Step, Waltz The Alemana is Not a Twirl by Sears
II
Twirl Two One Step, Two Step

Twirl Vine Two Step, Waltz
II
Twist
Glossary
Twists and Twist Turns by Sears
II
Twist Turn Foxtrot, Waltz Twists and Twist Turns by Sears
Single, Double, and Triple Twist Turns by Sears

Twisty Balance L & R Waltz

Twisty Basic Slow Two Step

Twisty Vine American Tango, Foxtrot, One Step, Polka, Two Step, Waltz
II, III
Two Fishtails
Quickstep
Unclassified Quickstep Figures II by Stier
Two Step Five-Count
I
Two Step Rhythm
Learning Two Step by Sears
Tim Eum Two Step Tips
The Two Step Can Go Beyond Country to Elegant by Woodruff
Music Clip

Two Step Waltz Rhythm
The Two Step Waltz by Sears
Two Turning Two Steps Polka, Two Step
II
Umbrella Turn Cha
IV — top of pg
Underarm Roll
Bolero, Rumba, Slow Two Step
One Figure -- Rumba Underarm Roll by Sears
Underarm Turn Bolero, Cha, Mambo, Rumba, Slow Two Step, West Coast Swing Photo Essay by Sears
Rumba Tips by Eum
Leading An Underarm Turn by Sears
An Alemana Is Not A Twirl by Sears
To Close Or Not To Close [in Rumba], That Is the Question! by German (PDF)
A Few Notes on Slow Two Step by Finch
III, IV
Underturn
Glossary
Unwind One Step, Two Step Glossary II
Unwrap
Glossary II
Up Beat

Glossary
V-6 Quickstep
VI — top of pg
V-8 Quickstep

Variation
Glossary
Varsouvienne Position
Dance Positions by Sears
Photo Essay by Sears

Video Policy

Yes, You May Video, But . . . by Finch

Video Sites

Round Dance Video Web Sites by Eum

Viennese Cross Waltz
IV
Viennese Turns Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Waltz Phase V Smooth Figures by Stier
A Waltz Whirl
One Figure, Three Rhythms by Finch
IV
Viennese Turn with Inside Twirl Viennese Waltz

Viennese Waltz Rhythm
Some Waltz History by Sears
Let's Put On A Show by Sears
Viennese Waltz I by Stier
Music Clip

Vine Foxtrot, Mambo, Two Step
II, III
Vine Apart & Together Foxtrot, Two Step
II, III
Vine Eight Two Step
II
Vine Four One Step, Polka, Two Step
II
Vine Six Waltz
II
Vine Three American Tango, Two Step, Waltz
II
Volta Samba
IV


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