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

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Hairpin Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Feathers by Sears
The Look Alikes
Phase V Figures by Stier
Half Basic Bolero, Rumba The Dynamic Duo [in Cha] by German (PDF)
Half Close
Glossary
Half Moon Bolero, Rumba
One Figure -- Bolero Full Moon by Sears
Half Natural Foxtrot, Quickstep Foxtrot Tips by Tim Eum
Half Open Position
Dance Position List by Sears
Photo Essay
Half Reverse Turn Foxtrot
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
Using Your Arms to Decorate Your Dancing by Moore
Hand To Hand Bolero, Cha, Rumba
Hand To Hand Charleston Kicks Lindy
Head Cues

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

Head Position

Woman's Head, Left or Right? by Finch
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
Heel Lead
Glossary
Heel Pivot
Glossary
Heel Pull Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Glossary
Beyond Feathers - Phase IV by Stiers
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
Foxtrot Is Not Just Waltz Danced SQQ by Armstrong
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-Canter Waltz by Finch
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
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
Hip Bump
Jive

Hip Lift Bolero, Slow Two Step
Hip Rocks Bolero Glossary
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
From Where We've Come by Finch
The Foxy Foxtrot by Finch
Jive and Swing by Sears
A History of Dance by Cantrell
One Smooth and One Latin by Finch
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
Hitch Apart Two Step
Hitch Back
Two Step
Hitch Forward
Two Step
Hitch Four One Step, Two Step
Hitch Scissors Two Step
Hitch Six Two Step
Hockey Stick Cha, Rumba Lead That Hockey Stick by Sears
Lead With Lead Hands Low by Sears
Rumba Character by Sechrist
Hockey Stick Ending
Rumba
Hockey Stick With Runaway Continuous Locks Cha
Hold
Glossary
Hook
Glossary

Photo Essay

Hook And Unwind Two Step
Hook Turn West Coast Swing From the Ballroom by various dancers
Hop Two Step Glossary
Photo Essay
Horse And Cart Rumba Animal Figures by Sears
Horseshoe Turn Bolero One Figure -- Bolero Horseshoe Turn by Sears
Hover Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz What Makes Figures Work by Hilton
Phase III Smooth Figures by Stier
Hover Corte Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Phase IV Figures by Stier
Some Waltz Figures by Eum
Hover Cross Foxtrot, Waltz Phase VI Figures by Stier
Hover Cross Ending Foxtrot, Waltz
Hover Fallaway Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Phase III Smooth Figures by Stier
Hover Sway
Glossary
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
Hovering Action
Glossary
Huit Paso Doble
Hustle Rhythm
Hustle, One Of Our Less Common Rhythms by Sears
Jive & Swing by Sears
Where Might We Go From Here? by Finch
Music Clip
Hyphen or Dash (-)
Glossary
I Love You So Jive, West Coast Swing
Impetus To Semi Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Spin & Impetus Turns by Stier
In

Glossary
In And Out Runs Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz Standard Figures from I to VI by Eum
Phase IV Figures by the Stier
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
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
Jerk
Jive
Jete Point Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Waltz Glossary
Tim Eum Tips
A Waltz Clinic by Eum & Hadley
Jitterbug Kicks Jive Jitterbug Kicks by Eum
More Jive Tips by Eum
Jive Rhythm
The All-American Dance by Finch
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
An Intro to Jive by Eum
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
Jump
Glossary by Sears
Kick
Glossary by Sears
Photo Essay by Sears
Kick and Dig
Glossary by Sears
Kick Ball Change Jive, West Coast Swing More Jive Tips by Eum
Kick Away To A Swing Out Lindy
Kick Step
Hustle
Kick Whip Jive
Kiki Walks Cha, Rumba Shall We Take A Walk? by Sears
Knee
Glossary by Sears
Photo Essay by Sears
L Shaped Position
Dance Position List by Sears
Photo Essay by Sears
La Cobra Argentine Tango
La Parada
Argentine Tango
La Passe Paso Doble Paso Doble: Continued by Nobel
La Piz Argentine Tango
La Suiza Cha
Lace Five-Count, Two Step, Waltz
Lace Across Two Step
Lace Back Two Step
Lace Up Polka, Two Step
Lady Under Two Step, Waltz Glossary by Sears
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
Lariat, Rotary West Coast Swing
Latin Cross
Glossary
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
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
Lead Foot or Hand
Glossary
Lead, Leading
Glossary
Several articles on lead and follow by Sears
Ballroom Dancing Is Not For Sissies by Finch
An Introduction to Lead and Follow by Fisher
From the Ballroom by Seagull
From the Ballroom by various dancers
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
Feel Good, Look Great! by Hicks
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
A Word On Lead and Follow by Woodruff
Learning To Dance / Practice

Dancing In Your Head by Sears
From the Ballroom by Seagull
Why Can't I Remember That? by Finch
A Formula For Learning by Finch
Left Eros Line

Unphased Figures by Stier
Left Face
Glossary
Left Feather Foxtrot Feathers by Sears
Feathers, Feathers Everywhere by Finch
What About Feathers? by Stier
The Feather Figures II by Stier
Tim Eum Tips
Left Foot Basic Argentine Tango
Left Foot Coup De Pique Paso Doble
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
Is It a Cross Body, a Turning Basic, or a Left Pass? by Finch
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
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
Rotational Figures by Finch
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
Left Turning Basic
Hustle
Left Turning Box Foxtrot, Two Step, Waltz Standard Figures from I to VI by Eum
Left Turning Box With Lace Waltz
Left Turning Fallaway Jive, Single Swing
Left Turning Lock Foxtrot, Waltz
Left Turning Rock Merengue
Left Turning Two Step Two Step
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
Left _____ Position
Dance Position
Leg Crawl American Tango, Tango Photo Essay by Sears
Leg Line Argentine Tango
Leg Over
Photo Essay by Sears
Lift
Glossary
Lilt Foxtrot Glossary
Lilt Pivot Foxtrot, Waltz
Limp One Step, Two Step Glossary
Lindy Catch Jive
Lindy Circle Lindy
Lindy Rhythm
Jive and Swing by Sears
Where Might We Go From Here? by Finch
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
Link Rock Jive, Single Swing Dance Small by Sears
Link To Promenade Foxtrot, Waltz Tim Eum Waltz Tip
Link To Whip Turn

More Jive Tips by Eum
Lock Five-Count, One Step, Two Step Glossary
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
Lunge Basic Slow Two Step A Few Notes on Slow Two Step by Finch
Lunge Break Bolero
Lunge Turn

Glossary
Lustrada Argentine Tango
Magic Step Foxtrot
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
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
Man's Varsouvienne

Dance Positions by Sears
Maneuver American Tango, Foxtrot, One StepQuickstep, Tango, Two Step, Waltz Glossary
Maneuver Tango Draw American Tango
Marchessi Jive, Samba Some Jive Tips by Eum
Mark Time Merengue Glossary
Maxixe Jive
Maypole Samba
Measure Of Music
Glossary
Media Luna Argentine Tango
Medio Corte Argentine Tango
Memory

Why Can't I Remember That? by Finch
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)
Merengue Notes by Collipi
Music Clip
Merengue Roll Merengue
Miami Special Jive Some Jive Tips by Eum
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
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
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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