North Alabama Ballroom Dance Chapter of USA Dance

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American Smooth

American Style Waltz

Bronze

1. Left Closed/Box (Reverse) Turn - Right Closed/Box (Natural) Turn
2. Forward Progressive/Change Step, right foot or left foot
3. Lady’s Underarm Turn to the Right - two Measures/6 beats
4. Balance Steps/Hesitations, Fifth Position Breaks (in closed hold or double hand hold only)
5. Closed Twinkles Forward or Backward
6. Cross Body Lead from LF Fwd Hesitation or from 1-3 of Left Closed/Box (Reverse] Turn)
7. Natural Spin Turn (same as International Style)
8. Forward Twist to Left from P.P.
9. Syncopated Promenade Chasse (must end in P.P.)
10. Simple Grapevine or Zigzag (No Syncopation)
11. In & Out change steps/Butterfly

Silver

1. Open Simple Twinkle
2. Open Twinkle with Promenade Chasse
3. Open Twinkles Forward or Backward
4. Running Steps
5. Open Left Turn in Closed Position or Shadow
6. Open Right Turn
7. Single Wrap
8. Shadow Left Turn
9. Single Wrap to Shadow Right Turns
10. Syncopated Right Underarm Turn
Recognized Variations
1. Grapevine or Zigzag ( With Syncopation)
2. Promenade and Counter Promenade Runs
3. Curved Three Steps
4. Fallaway Reverse Turn, Slip Pivot,
6. Syncopated Curved Three
7. Open Left Turn to Cross Swivels

 

American Style Tango

Bronze

1. Tango Walks - All Slows
2. Forward Basic, Closed or O.P. (SSQQS timing only)
3. Promenade turning to left or right (SSQQS timing only)
4. Corte or Simple Oversway
5. Open Fan
6. Right Side Fan/Outside Swivel
7. Rocks - closed or P.P. pos.(may be danced w/ or w/o turn to left or right in any direction)
8. Single Pivot from P.P.
9. Linking action to and from P.P.
10. Left/Reverse Turn (Open or Closed)
11. Under Arm Turn Left or Right from Open Fan
12. Twist Turn to Left or right from P.P.
13. Running Step/Progressive Side Step or argentine walks (basic w/alternative rhythm)

Silver

1. Open Left Turn to Quick Fans
2. Same Foot Fans
3. Double Ronde
4. Quick Fans
5. Shadow Open Left Turn
6. Pivots to Open Same Foot Lunge
7. Corte to Leg Hooks
8. Promenade Flicks and Twist to Trap
9. Rock Turn to Turning Lock
10. Fallaway to Open Check

American Style Foxtrot

Bronze

1. Forward Basic, Closed or O.P. - (with or without quarter turn) SSQQ
2. Back Basic, Closed or O.P. - (with or without quarter turn) SSQQ
3. Promenade SSQQ
4. Rock Turn/Ad Lib to Left or Right SSQQ
5. Lady’s Underarm Turn to the Right - two Measures/6 beats SQQSQQ
6. Left Closed/Box/Reverse Turn SQQ
7. Cross Body Lead SQQ
8. Closed Twinkle, Forward or Backward, must close feet SQQ
9. Single Promenade Pivot SSQQ
10. Syncopated Promenade Chasse (must end in P.P.) SQQSQ&QSQQ
11. Forward twist to left from promenade SSQQ
12. Sway step/Side Balance SSQQ
13. Promenade Under Arm Turn SSQQ
14. Simple Grapevine or Zigzag (8) quicks max. No Syncopations)

Silver

1. Open Simple Twinkle
2. Open Left Turn
3. Open Right Turn
4. Running Steps A, B
5. Open Twinkles Forward or Backward
6. Pivots to Spin
7. Grapevine
8. Fallaway Reverse Turn
9. Weave
10. Promenade Cross and Chasse
11. Curved Run to Back Lock
 

American Style Viennese Waltz

Bronze

1. Left Turns/Reverse Turns
2. Right Turns/Natural Turns
3. Progressive/Change Steps
4. Balance Steps/Hesitations/Fifth Position Breaks
5. Cross Body Lead/Turn
6. Underarm Turn from Fifth Position Break or Cross Body Lead.
7. Closed Twinkle (May be danced in any direction or alignment)
8. In & Out Change steps/ butterfly
9. Left box w/lady’s left or right underarm turn

Silver

1. Progressive Fifth Position with Hand Change
2. Left Turns with Lady's Underarm Turns
3. Canter Turns
4. Back to Back Box
5. Promenade Hesitation Run
6. Turning Hesitation to Back Lock
7. Shadow Turns to Right
8. Fan Kicks
9. Ronde to Throwaway
10.Underarm Spin to Throwaway