Standard Technique

Standard Technique


Dance Frame and Topline

Understand Alignment (Line of Dance)

Ballroom Dance Movement

Turns in Ballroom Dance


Rhythm & Tempo

Bar/Measure: A bar is a part of the music that starts with an accented beat and finishes right before the next accented beat. (bar lines on musical sheet)

Rhythm/Time Signature: how many beats in each measure/bar. Example: 1 2 3 vs SSQQ

Tempo: speed of music, i.e. the speed beat is played, how many beats per minute.

Direction & Alignment

Travel direction and foot alignment may or may not be the same.

Foot alignment could be Diagonal Center, but traveling direction could be Line of Dance.

Turn & Rotation

Turn is for the feet. Rotation is hip relative position to feet.