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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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Abbreviations Of Dance Terms
Glossary
Acknowledge
Glossary
Across
Glossary
Action
Glossary
Adjust
Glossary
Advanced Alemana Cha, Rumba Three Advanced Rumba Figures by Eum
Advance Corte American Tango, Argentine Tango, Tango
Advanced Hip Twist Cha, Rumba Let's Learn to Twist by Finch
Rumba Tips by Eum
Rumba Hip Twists by Eum & Ray
Is A Hip Twist Just A Fancy Half Basic? by Sears
Hip Twist Figures by Sears
Advanced Hockey Stick Rumba
Advanced Rounds
Phase Rating System by Sears
A Trend In Round Dancing by Hamilton
Advanced Shadow Grapevine
Foxtrot
Advanced Sliding Door Cha, Rumba Three Advanced Rumba Figures by Eum
Aerial Ronde
Glossary
Aerial Telespin

Unphased Figures by Stier
Ah (a)
Glossary
And Uh? by German (PDF)
Aida Bolero, Cha, Mambo, Rumba Photo Essay
Mini-Picture Figures by Sears
Aida Line Position
Dance Position List by Sears
Photo Essay
Aida With Continuous Locks Cha
Alemana Cha, Rumba Photo Essay
Rumba Tips by Eum
An Alemana Is Not A Twirl by Sears
Lead With Lead Hands Low by Sears
To Close Or Not To Close, That Is the Question! by German (PDF)
Under She Goes by Germa (PDF)
Alemana From A Fan Cha, Rumba Photo Essay
Alemana Surprise Check Rumba Photo Essay
Alemana Turn
Photo Essay
Alignment

Glossary
Alternating Underarm Turn West Coast Swing
Alternative Basic Cha, Rumba, Samba
Amalgamation

Glossary
American Back Spin
Jive

American Basic Argentine Tango
American Spin Jive More Jive Tips by Eum
From the Ballroom by various dancers
American Style

The Two Major Schools of Dance -- International and American Rhythm Styles by Carlson
American Tango Rhythm
American Tango by Sears
Anchor West Coast Swing WCS -- Two-Count Figures by Sears
WCS -- To Anchor or to Coaster by Cantrell (PDF)
And (&)
Glossary
And Uh? by German (PDF)
And I Love You So
Jive, West Coast Swing
Apart
Glossary
Apart And Together
Glossary
Appel Paso Doble One Figure, Paso Doble Appel by Sears
Arch Turn
Hustle

Argentine Basic Argentine Tango
Argentine Tango Rhythm
What Is It About the Argentine Tango by Finch
Argentine Tango and the Flirtatious Ocho by Sears
Argentine Walks Argentine Tango
Arm Check Mambo
Arm Slide Merengue
Arm To Arm
Slow Two Step

Armwork
Arms -- I Can't Do A Thing With Them by Finch
Arms -- I Can't Do A Thing With Them II by Finch
And What Do I Do With My Arms? by Finch
Arm Work by Eum
Arm Styling Tips by Cantrell (PDF)
Using Your Hands by Rotscheid
Using Your Arms to Decorate Your Dancing by Moore
Wrist, Palm, and Finger Styling by Cantrell (PDF)
A Few Notes On American Smooth Waltz by Finch
Differences Between Men and Women by Woodruff
Around The World
Glossary
Photo Essay
Astaire, Fred
Photo Album
Attack Paso Doble
Attitude Line
Dance Position List by Sears
Away
Glossary
Away Step Step Two Step
Bachata
Where Might We Go From Here? by Finch
Back One Step, Two Step, Waltz  Glossary
Back Back/Lock Back Waltz One Figure, Back Back/Lock Back by Sears
Back Basic American Tango, ChaMambo, Rumba, Salsa
Back Box Waltz
Back Break Merengue
Back Chasse
Cha
Alternate Chasses in Cha Cha by Moore
Back Chasse Pivot Waltz
Back Closed Change
Viennese Waltz

Back Corte Argentine Tango, Tango One Figure, Tango Back Corte by Sears
Back Curved Feather
Foxtrot
Feathers by Sears
Back Curving Three Step Foxtrot
Back Feather Foxtrot Feathers by Sears
What About Feathers? by Stier
Tim Eum Tips
Back Feather 4
Foxtrot

Back Fishtail
Quickstep
Unclassified Quickstep Figures II by Stier
Back Half Box
Foxtrot

Back Hitch Chasse
Cha
Alternate Chasses in Cha Cha by Moore
Back Hover Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz
Back Hover Telemark Foxtrot, Waltz
Back Left Feather Foxtrot Feathers by Sears
Feathers, Feathers Everywhere by Finch
What About Feathers? by Stier
Tim Eum Tips
Back Lock Two Step
Back Lock Back Two Step
Back Ocho Argentine Tango
Back Open Promenade Tango Tango Helps & Figures by Rotscheid
Back Passing Change Waltz, Viennese Waltz The Feather Figures II by Stier
Some Waltz Figures by Eum
Back Poise Chair Waltz
Back Tango Close Argentine Tango
Back Tango Draw Argentine Tango
Back Three Step Foxtrot
Back Tipple Chasse Foxtrot, Waltz
Back To Back Two Step Dance Position List by Sears
Turning Away From Partner and Coming Back by Eum
Back To Back Position
Photo Essay
Back Traveling Bota Fogos Samba
Back Traveling Cross Chasses Slow Two Step
Back Turning Whisk Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz
Back Twinkle Tango, Waltz
Back Two Step Two Step
Back Walk Cha Ginger's Theme -- Walking Backwards and In High Heels Too by German (PDF)
Back Walk 4 Cha
Back Waltz Waltz
Back Whip
West Coast Swing
Back Whisk Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz All About Whisks
Phase IV Figures by Stier
Backing Basic Argentine Tango
Balance One Step, Two Step, Waltz Some Waltz Figures by Eum
Balance And Good Posture
Balance & Good Posture by Sears
Posture and Balance by West
Balance While Rotating by Cantrell (PDF)
Oh My Aching Head by German (PDF)
Dancing Posture by Lamberty
Time to Re-Visit Balance by Finch
Balance Away And Together
Two Step Turning Away From Partner and Coming Back by Eum
Balance Forward And Back Two Step, Waltz
Balance Left And Right Two Step, Waltz Tim Eum Tips
Balance Together Two Step
Balance Together And Away
Two Step
Ball Change

Glossary
Ball Of Foot
Glossary
Ballerina Wheel Cha, Rumba Wheel Around by Sears
Banderillas Paso Doble Paso Doble: Continued by Nobel
Banjo Position
Dance Position List by Sears
Dance Position and Connection
It's More Than Banjo by Finch
Is It Really Banjo, or CBM and CBMP? by Blackford
Photo Essay
Blend to Banjo by Sears
Bar
Glossary
Barefootin'
One Step

Barrel Roll
Hustle

Barrida Argentine Tango
Basket Whip
West Coast Swing

Basic American Tango, Argentine Tango, Bolero, Cha, Hustle, Lindy, Mambo, Merengue, Paso Doble, Polka, Rumba, Salsa, Samba, Slow Two Step, Tango The Dynamic Duo [in Cha] by German (PDF)
Tim Eum Cha Cha and Mambo Tips
To Close Or Not To Close [in Rumba], That Is the Question! by German (PDF)
Rumba Tips by Eum
Toilet Paper Tricks [in Rumba] by German (PDF)
Tim Eum Samba Tip
Tim Eum Slow Two Step Tips
Slow Two Step Is Smooth & Flowing by Sears
A Few Notes on Slow Two Step by Finch
Basic Ending Slow Two Step
Basic Rock Jive, Single Swing Tim Eum Jive Tips
Basket Whip
West Coast Swing
Basketball Turn One Step, Polka, Two Step
Beat
Glossary
Behind Two Step, Waltz Glossary
Bicicleta Argentine Tango
Big Top Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Finding Solutions for Common Problem Figures in Smooth Dancing by Finch
Phase VI Figures by Stier
Phase VI Figures by Eum
Big Wheel
Two Step
Blend
Glossary
Blow A Kiss

Glossary
Blues Foxtrot

Where Might We Go From Here? by Finch
Body Investigate
Photo Essay
Body Lines

Making Ballroom Lines by Moore
Matching Body Lines by Sears
Body Mechanics
Need A Reminder? General Rules for Dancing by Finch
Body Mechanics Versus Styling by Armstrong
see essays by Stier, parts I - V
Body Ripple
Glossary
Body Rotation
Flight the Sequence by Sears
Body Roll
Glossary
Tipples, Ripples, & Body Rolls by Sears
Body Shape

Do You Shape? by Finch
Body Swing

Finding Solutions for Common Problem Figures in Smooth Dancing by Finch
Boleo Argentine Tango
Bolero Banjo

Glossary
Bolero Position
Dance Position by Sears
Bolero Rhythm
Bolero by Blackford
The Character Of Bolero by Moore
The Look Of Bolero by Sears
Bolero — "The Other Rumba" by DeChenne
Bolero -- Rumba with a BIG Difference! by Nelson
Bolero -- The Cuban "Dance Of Love" by Chadd
Bolero Glide, Drop, and Drift by Hicks
Teaching Bolero Styling by Woodruff
Bolero -- Beyond the Basics by Nelson
A Few Notes On Advanced Bolero by Finch
Introducing Bolero To Your Students by Hilton
Bolero -- An American Dance by Nolen
Music Clip
Bolero Sidecar

Glossary
Bolero Walks Bolero
Bombshell
Waltz
Finding Solutions by Finch
Boogie Chasse Lindy
Boogie Walk Jive Shall We Take A Walk? by Sears
Borrowing From A Beat
Where Should We Put the Slow? by Sears
Don't Be Fooled By SQQ by Finch
Musicality: Using the Motivation of the Music by Finch
Inching Along -- The Timing Of A Step by German (PDF)
Round Dancing Is a Partnership by Sears
Playing With Waltz Timing -- Spin and Twist by Sears
Bota Fogo Samba
Bota Whisks
Samba

Bounce
Glossary
Foxtrot Bounce by Sears
Samba by McGee
Bounce Reverse Fallaway Foxtrot Foxtrot Bounce
Bounce Reverse Fallaway and Slip Foxtrot Foxtrot Bounce by Sears
Bow
Glossary
Photo Essay
Box Cha, Five Count, Foxtrot, Samba, Two Step, Waltz Behold, the Box! by Stier
Standard Figures from I to VI by Eum
Differences Between Latin and Modern Rhythms by Anderson
Box Finish Foxtrot, Waltz
Box Left Turning Waltz
Box Right Turning Waltz
Box the Crab Cha
Brain Health

Why Can't I Remember That? by Finch
Break Cha, Mambo, Rumba Glossary
Break Back To Triple Cha Cha
Breakaway Two Step, Hustle Tim Eum Two Step Tips
Bridge

Glossary
Broken Box Five Count, Two Step
Broken Chair Foxtrot
Broken Spring
Bolero
Broken Sway
Glossary
Brush
Glossary
To Collect Or Not To Collect by Lamberty
Brush Tap Tango Tango Helps & Figures by Rotsheid
Bump
Glossary
Bunny Run Quickstep Animal Figures by Sears
Butterfly Banjo Position
Dance Position by Sears
Butterfly Position
Dance Position List by Sears
Photo Essay
Butterfly Sidecar Position
Dance Position by Sears
Buzz
Glossary


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