Ballroom Dance Class Step Lists

This is the list of steps that I have learned in the ballroom dance classes I have taken so far. Combinations that were taught are listed separately. If I took more than one class at the same time, you'll have to scroll down the list to see it; I'm setting up the quick links to go to the first one for the listed time period. Some classes emphasized technique more than steps and/or combinations and so the notes here may seem sparse. If you want more information, feel free to contact me and I'll try to help.

Quick Links: Fall 2001, Fall 2000, Summer 2000, Spring 2000, Fall 1999, Summer 1999, Spring 1999, Fall 1998, Summer 1998, Spring 1998, Fall 1997, Summer 1997.

Intermediate/Advanced International

Class taught by Dan Calloway, Fall 2001.

Waltz

Natural Turn, Reverse Turn, Closed Changes, Natural Spin Turn, Whisk, Chasse from PP, Double Reverse Spin, Basic Weave, Outside Change, Reverse Corte, Back Whisk, Progressive Chasse to R, Back Lock

Quickstep

Natural Spin Turn, Heel Pivot, Chasse Reverse Turn, Progressive Chasse, Forward Lock, Double Reverse Spin, Natural Turn and Back Lock, Running Finish, Tipple Chasse to R, Natural Turn (1-3), Progressive Chasse to R, Back Lock

Foxtrot

Feather Step, Reverse Turn w/ Feather Finish, Three Step, Natural Turn, Closed Impetus and Feather Finish, Basic Weave, Natural Weave

Tango

Walks, Progressive Link, Closed Promenade, Open Reverse Turn Lady Outside, Natural Promenade Turn, Rock Turn, Open Promenade, Rock Back on LF, Closed Finish, Back Corte, Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn, Natural Twist Turn, Open Reverse Turn Lady In Line

Viennese Waltz

Reverse Turn, Natural Turn, Closed Changes, Back Closed Changes

Rumba

Alemana, Closed Hip Twist, Hockey Stick, Open Basic, Progressive Walks Back, Natural Top, Hand to Hand, Switch Turn, Opening Out to R and L, New York

Cha Cha

Alemana, Closed Hip Twist, Hockey Stick, Three Cha Cha Chas (Back & Fwd), Basic Movement, Natural Top, Hand to Hand, Switch Turn, New York, Time Step Amalgamation

Samba

Travelling Voltas, Bota Fogos, Foot Change to Closed Position, Whisk, Reverse Basic, Foot Change to Shadow Position, Lady's Spot Volta, Corta Jaca, Samba Walks in PP, Side Samba Walk, Solo Spot Volta, Stationary Samba Walks, Criss Cross Volta, Criss Cross Bota Fogos, Reverse Turn, Travelling Bota Fogos Backward

Jive

Fallaway Rock, Change of Places R to L, Change of Places L to R, American Spin, Whip Throwaway, Whip, Mooch, Walks

Advanced International

Class taught by Dan Calloway, Fall 2000.

Foxtrot

Feather Step, Reverse Turn with Feather Finish, Three Step, Natural Turn, Closed Impetus with Feather Finish, Change of Direction, Contra Check, Travelling Contra Check, Natural Telemark, Open Telemark, Reverse Impetus, Back Whisk

Quickstep

Quarter Turn to R, Progressive Chasse, Forward Lock, Step Hop Pepperpot, Runs in PP, Natural Spin Turn, Turning Lock to R, Chasse from PP, Closed Wing, Tipple Chasse to R

Tango

Walks, Progressive Link, Closed Promenade, Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot, Viennese Crosses, Double Progressive Chasse to R, Right Lunge, Open Reverse Turn Lady Outside, Back Corte

Waltz

Natural Turn, Reverse Turn, Closed Changes, Natural Spin Turn, Turning Lock to R, Chasse from PP, Closed Wing, Promenade Chasse (Chasse in PP), Ripple Chasse

Paso Doble

Promenade, Syncopated Separation, Travelling Spins from CPP

Rumba

Open Hip Twist, Hockey Stick, Alemana, Advanced Hip Twist, Syncopated Cuban Rocks, Progressive Walks Forward and Back

Jive

Fallaway Rock, Change of Places Right to Left, Change of Places Left to Right, Link Rock, American Spin, Miami Special, Hip Bump, Whip, Walks, Link

Samba

Voltas in R Shadow Position, Criss Cross Volta, Corta Jaca, Bota Fogos, Volta Movements, Reverse Turn, Whisk, Cruzado Walks and Locks, Solo Spot Volta

Cha Cha

Forward Lock, Backward Lock, Samba Walk/Slip Chasse, Ronde Chasse closed and side, (Hip) Twist Chasse, Open Hip Twist, Hockey Stick, Time Steps, Natural Top, Advanced Hip Twist, Switch Turns, There and Back, Basic Movement, New York, Alemana, Hand to Hand, Three Cha Cha Chas

Intermediate International

Class taught by Silke Nowak, Summer 2000.

Waltz

Natural Spin Turn, Reverse Turn, Turning Lock, Hesitation Change, Double Reverse Spin, Progressive Chasse to R, Outside Change, Open Impetus, Wing, Cross Hesitation, Outside Spin

Foxtrot

Feather Step, Open Telemark to Natural Turn to Outside Swivel and Feather Ending, Reverse Turn with Feather Finish, Reverse Wave, Open Impetus

Tango

Walks, Progressive Link, Back Open Promenade, Four Step, Natural Promenade Turn, Promenade Link, Reverse Outside Swivel, Brush Tap

Quickstep

Natural Spin Turn, V6, Quick Open Reverse, Four Quick Run, Reverse Pivot, Double Reverse Spin, Cross Chasse, Fishtail

Rumba

Open Hip Twist, Alemana, Spiral, Rope Spinning, Opening Out to R and L, Aida

Cha Cha

Open Hip Twist, Split Cuban Breaks, Spot Turn to R, Cross Basic, Reverse Top, Opening Out from Reverse Top

Paso Doble

Promenades, Grand Circle, Drag, Sur Place, Separation, Fallaway Ending to Separation

Samba

Bota Fogos to PP and CPP, Side Samba Walk, Shadow Bota Fogos, Maypole, Lady's Spot Volta, Rolling Off The Arm, Samba Walks in PP, Reverse Turn

Advanced International

Class taught by Dan Calloway, Summer 2000.

Waltz

Left Whisk with Natural Twist Turn ending, Back Whisk, Chasse from PP, Promenade Chasse, Runaround ending for Left Whisk

Quickstep

Natural Spin Turn, Reverse Pivot, Progressive Chasse to R, Six Quick Run, Natural Pivots, Double Progressive Chasse to R (Turning Pepperpot), Drop Split

Tango

Progressive Link, Oversway, Basic Reverse Turn, Contra Check

Foxtrot

Natural Telemark, Open Telemark, Hover Corte, Back Whisk, Natural Turn to Outside Swivel, Weave from PP, Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot, Reverse Wave, Back Feather

Rumba

Three Threes, Three Alemanas, Continuous Hip Twist

Jive

Walks, Mooch, Miami Special, Stop and Go, Windmill, Rolling Off the Arm, Chicken Walks, Toe Heel Swivels, Mooch with Boppy Hops, Mooch with Flick Cross Action, Shoulder Spin, Chugging, Catapult

Paso Doble

Separation

Samba

Reverse Alternative Basic, Whisks to R and L, Samba Walks in PP, Bota Fogos PP and CPP, Voltas R and L

Advanced International

Class taught by Silke Nowak, Spring 2000.

Waltz

Natural Spin Turn, Turning Lock, Double Reverse Spin, Reverse Pivot, Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot, Progressive Chasse to R, Outside Change, Hesitation Change, Contra Check

Tango

Walks, Progressive Link, The Chase, Promenade Link, Reverse Outside Swivel, Brush Tap, Four Step, Five Step, Natural Twist Turn, Drop Oversway

Quickstep

Natural Spin Turn, V6, Quick Open Reverse, Reverse Pivot, Double Reverse Spin, Cross Chasse, Tipsy to L, Tipsy to R, Forward Lock, Progressive Chasse to R, Six Quick Run, Natural Turn, Rumba Cross

Foxtrot

Feather Step, Bounce Fallaway with Weave Ending, Three Step, Natural Twist Turn with Open Impetus Ending, Natural Turn to Outside Swivel and Feather Ending, Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot, Reverse Turn, Basic Weave, Reverse Wave, Open Impetus, Curved Feather to Back Feather, Natural Weave

Rumba

Three Alemanas, Opening Out to R and L, Spiral, Kiki Walks, Alemana with R to R Hand Hold, Advanced Hip Twist with R to R Hand Hold, Three Threes

Paso Doble

Fallaway Reverse, Open Telemark, Spanish Lines from PP and CPP, Flamenco Taps, Promenade Link, Chasse, The Twists, Left Foot Variation

Jive

Change of Places R to L with Lady's Spin, Overturned Change of Places L to R, Simple Spin, Change of Places L to R, Toe Heel Swivels, Flicks into Break, Fallaway Throwaway, Chicken Walks, Whip, Curly Whip

Samba

PP and CPP Runs, Travelling Locks in Open CPP, Stationary Samba Walks, Criss Cross, Shadow Bota Fogos, Maypole, Rolling Off the Arm, Samba Walks in PP, Reverse Roll

Cha Cha

Alemana with R to R Hand Hold, Advanced Hip Twist, Side Steps, Cuban Breaks, Natural Top, Spiral

Advanced International

Class taught by Silke Nowak, Fall 1999.

Rumba

Curl, Hockey Stick, Three Threes, Alemana with R to R Hand Hold, Advanced Hip Twist with R to R Hand Hold, Natural Top, Rope Spinning, Opening Out to R and L, Spiral, Kiki Walks, Three Alemanas, Continuous Hip Twists, Advanced Hip Twist, Sliding Doors

Samba

Traveling Bota Fogos, Voltas R and L, Solo Spot Voltas, Whisks to R and L

Waltz

Natural Spin Turn, Turning Lock to R, Weave from PP, Reverse Pivot, Double Reverse Spin, Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot, Natural Turn, Open Impetus, Chasse from PP, Hover Corte, Outside Spin

Foxtrot

Feather Step, Three Step, Reverse Turn with Feather Finish, Reverse Wave, Open Impetus, Feather Ending, Open Telemark with Feather Ending, Natural Turn, Weave from PP, Top Spin

Quickstep

Natural Spin Turn, V6, Quick Open Reverse, Four Quick Run, Reverse Pivot

Intermediate International

Class taught by Silke Nowak, Summer 1999.

Quickstep

Natural Spin Turn, Heel Pivot, Double Reverse Spin, Progressive Chasse to R, Back Lock, Tipple Chasse to R, Reverse Pivot, Quick Open Reverse, Progressive Chasse, Four Quick Run, V6

Tango

Walks, Progressive Link, Fallaway Promenade, Natural Twist Turn, Back Open Promenade, Reverse Outside Swivel

Foxtrot

Feather Step, Open Telemark and Feather Ending, Three Step, Natural Weave

Jive

Fallaway Rock, Change of Places R to L, Change of Places L to R, Rolling Off The Arm, American Spin, Whip Throwaway, Link, Whip, Stop and Go

Samba

Bota Fogos PP and CPP, Side Samba Walk, Criss Cross, Solo Spot Voltas, Whisks to R and L, Lady's Spot Volta, Corta Jaca, Samba Walks in PP, Shadow Bota Fogos, Maypole, Reverse Alternative Basic, Reverse Turn, Travelling Bota Fogos Backward

Cha Cha

Open Hip Twist, Hockey Stick, Shoulder to Shoulder - Advanced, Spot Turn, Fan, Alemana, Spiral, New York, Hand to Hand, Aida, Cuban Breaks, Three Cha Cha Chas

Intermediate International

Class taught by Silke Nowak, Spring 1999.

Rumba

Curl, Alemana, Natural Opening Out, Closed Hip Twist, Hockey Stick, New York, Hand to Hand, Aida, Spot Turn, Rope Spinning.

Cha Cha

Open Hip Twist, Hockey Stick, New York, Cuban Breaks, Spot Turns, Alemana, Rope Spinning, Advanced Hip Twists.

Samba

Bota Fogos PP and CPP, Side Samba Walk, Criss Cross, Stationary Samba Walks, Shadow Bota Fogos, Maypole (Man turning L), Rolling Off The Arm, Samba Walks in PP, Traveling Voltas in R. Shadow Position, Foot Changes (limited).

Paso Doble

Sur Place, Basic Movement, Sixteen, Promenades, Grand Circle, Drag, Open Telemark, Ecart, Promenade Link, La Passe, Separation, Fallaway Ending to Separation, Deplacement.

Jive

Fallaway Rock, Change of Places R to L, Change of Places L to R, Rolling Off The Arm, American Spin, Toe Heel Swivels, Walks, Flicks into Break, Fallaway Throwaway.

Foxtrot

Feather Step, Reverse Turn with Feather Finish, Three Step, Natural Weave.

Waltz

Natural Spin Turn, Reverse Turn, Double Reverse Spin, Whisk, Chasse from PP, Reverse Corte, Back Whisk.

Tango

Walks, Progressive Link, Natural Twist Turn, Back Corte, Natural Promenade Turn, Promenade Link, Open Reverse Turn Lady Outside.

Quickstep

Natural Spin Turn, Heel Pivot, Double Reverse Spin, Progressive Chasse to R, Back Lock, Tipple Chasse to R, Natural Turn, Natural Turn and Back Lock, Running Finish, Chasse Reverse Turn, Progressive Chasse.

Viennese Waltz

Natural Turn, Reverse Turn, Forward Closed Changes.

Intermediate International

Class taught by Silke Nowak, Fall 1998.

Rumba

Basic, Open Hip Twist, Hockey Stick, Progressive Walks, Natural Top, Natural Opening Out, Spiral, Alemana, Closed Hip Twist, New York, Hand to Hand.

Cha Cha

Basic, Open Hip Twist, Hockey Stick, New York, Alemana, Hand to Hand, Spiral, Aida, Cuban Breaks, Three Cha Cha Chas, Spot Turns.

Samba

Traveling Bota Fogos, Voltas Right and Left, Whisks to R and L, Alternative Basic, Reverse Turn, Bota Fogos PP and CPP, Side Samba Walk, Criss Cross, Solo Spot Voltas, Lady's Spot Volta (R & L), Corta Jaca (F & B), Samba Walks in PP, Shadow Bota Fogos, Maypole (Man turning L).

Paso Doble

Sur Place, Basic Movement, Appel, Chasses to R and L, Separation, Drag, Sixteen, Fallaway Ending to Separation, Deplacement.

Jive

Fallaway Rock, Change of Places R to L, Change of Places L to R, Rolling Off The Arm, American Spin, Whip Throwaway, Link, Whip, Walks, Stop and Go.

Waltz

Natural Turn, Reverse Turn, Closed Changes, Whisk, Chasse from PP, Natural Spin Turn, Double Reverse Spin, Progressive Chasse to R, Outside Change.

Foxtrot

Feather Step, Reverse Turn with Feather Finish, Three Step, Closed Impetus with Feather Finish, Change of Direction.

Quickstep

Quarter Turn to Right, Progressive Chasse, Forward Lock, Natural Spin Turn, Heel Pivot, Chasse Reverse Turn, Tipple Chasse to R, Natural Turn and Back Lock, Running Finish.

Tango

Walks, Progressive Link, Closed Promenade, Open Reverse Turn Lady Outside, Natural Promenade Turn, Rock Turn, Open Reverse Turn Lady In Line, Natural Twist Turn.

Viennese Waltz

Reverse Turn, Natural Turn, Forward Closed Changes.

International Standard (Beginner/Intermediate)

Class taught by Karen Trimble, Summer 1998.

Waltz

Closed Changes, Natural Turn, Reverse Turn, Whisk, Chasse from PP, Hesitation Change, Natural Spin Turn.

Quickstep

Quarter Turn, Heel Pivot, Progressive Chasse, Natural Turn with Hesitation, Forward Lock, Natural Spin Turn, Chasse Reverse Turn.

Foxtrot

Feather Step, Three Step, Natural Turn, Reverse Turn with Feather Finish.

Tango

Walks, Progressive Side Step, Open Reverse Turn Lady In Line.

International Latin (Beginner/Intermediate)

Class taught by Karen Trimble, Summer 1998.

Rumba

Basic, Side Step, Cucarachas, Cuban Rocks, Alternative Basic for Man and Lady, Progressive Walks, Natural Top, Natural Opening Out Movement, Fan, Alemana, Hand to Hand, New York, Shoulder to Shoulder - Simple.

Cha Cha

Basic, Open Basic, Side Step, Three Cha Cha Chas, Shoulder to Shoulder - Simple, New York, Hand to Hand, Spot Turn, Fan, Alemana, Natural Top, Natural Opening Out.

Samba

Basic (reverse), Alternative Basic (reverse), Side Basic, Whisks to R and L, Samba Walks in PP.

Jive

Basic, Fallaway Rock, Fallaway Throwaway, Link Rock.

Beginner International

Class taught by Karen Trimble, Spring 1998.

Waltz

Reverse Turn, Whisk, Chasse from PP, Natural Spin Turn.

Foxtrot

Feather Step, Three Step, Natural Turn, Reverse Turn with Feather Finish.

Rumba

Basic, Fan (in line), Alemana, Side Step, Hand to Hand, New York, Spot Turn, Hockey Stick, Progressive Walks.

Cha Cha

Basic, Fan (in line), Alemana, New York, Spot Turn, Hockey Stick, Three Cha Cha Chas.

Jive

Basic, Fallaway Rock, Fallaway Throwaway, Link Rock, Left Shoulder Shove, Change of Places R to L, Change of Places L to R, Change of Hands Behind Back.

Beginner International

Class taught by Karen Trimble, Fall 1997.

Waltz

Closed Changes, Natural Turn, Reverse Turn, Natural Spin Turn, Whisk, Chasse from PP, Hesitation Change.

Quickstep

Quarter Turns to Right, Quarter Turn to Left (Heel Pivot), Natural Turn with Hesitation, Natural Spin Turn, Progressive Chasse, Chasse Reverse Turn, Tipple Chasse to R, RF/OP Check.

Tango

Walks, Progressive Side Step, Progressive Link, Closed Promenade, Open Reverse Turn Lady Outside, Back Corte.

Rumba

Basic, Fan (in line and OP), Alemana, Hockey Stick, Progressive Walks, Side Step, Cucarachas, Hand to Hand, Spot Turns, Cuban Rocks, New York, Shoulder to Shoulder - Simple, Alternative Basic for Man and Lady.

Cha Cha

Basic, Fan (in line and OP), Alemana, Hockey Stick, Three Cha Cha Chas, Hand to Hand, Spot Turns, New York, Basic in Place, Shoulder to Shoulder - Simple, Forward and Back Run.

Samba

Basic (reverse), Alternative Basic (reverse), Whisks to R and L, Samba Walks in PP, Side Basic, Rhythm Bounce, Voltas Right and Left, Lady's Spot Volta.

Beginner Ballroom Dancing I

Class taught by Karen Trimble, Summer 1997.

American Foxtrot

Rhythm (SSQQ, SQQ SQQ), Forward/Backward Basic, Quarter Turns, Left Box Turn, Left Ad Lib (Left Rock Turn), Rhythm Variations, Progressive Basic, Progressive Twinkles, Side Sway Step, Basic Step in Promenade, Promenade Variations.

American Tango

Rhythm (SSQQS, QQS QQS, others), Forward Basic in Closed Position and with turning Tango Close, Reverse Turn, Forward Rock Steps, Basic Corte, Rock and Corte, Basic Step Outside Partner, Closed Promenade Combination, Basic Step in Promenade, Forward Rock and Close.

American Swing

Rhythm (SSQQ, 1&2 3&4 56), Basic Step w/ Swing Out, Release Break and Close, Natural Underarm Turn, Reverse Underarm Turn, Man's Underarm Turn, Side by Side Lindy, Underarm Turn Variations, Egg Beater (Cuddle/Wrap) and Reverse, Hand Change Turn for Man.

Beginner Ballroom Dancing I

Class taught by Karen Trimble, Summer 1997.

American Waltz

Rhythm (123, 123), Forward/Backward Balance Steps, Progressive Basic, Natural Turn, Reverse Turn, Corner Hesitation, Underarm Turn (from box and from 5th position cross balances), Turn Combination, Promenade Hesitation, Single Twinkle, 5th Position Cross Balances, Close Changes (half basics).

American Rumba

Rhythm (QQS QQS), Basic Square, Side Breaks (Cucarachas), Forward/Backward Breaks, Cross Body Lead, Progressive Walks, Natural Underarm Turn, Umbrella Underarm Turn, Forward/Backward Rock Steps, Chasses to Left, Open Break, Standard Ending, Fifth Position Breaks, Open Cuban Walks.

American Cha Cha

Rhythm (23 4&1), Progressive Basic, Chasse Basic, Crossover Breaks, Walk Around Turn, Natural Underarm Turn, Open Break, Three Cha Cha Chas, Crossbody Lead, Crossover Variations, Two Way Underarm Turn, Chase Turns.


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