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ISTD & USISTD Syllabus of Examinations


The terms Pre-Bronze, Bronze, Silver, and Gold refer to Medal Tests. The terms Student Teacher, Associate, Licentiate and Fellowship refer to Professional Exams. Candidates are required to prepare for their examinations within the specified figures of the level at which they are testing for, and all work included in the previous levels.  The Examinations Handbook includes more details regarding these various exams.


International Ballroom Syllabus List

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Note: Figures preceded by an asterisk ( * ) are alternate methods of dancing a named syllabus figure or, in some cases, represent Additional Figures that may be found on pages 128 thru 134 of The Ballroom Technique.


 Waltz 28-31 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

1. Closed Changes

2. Natural Turn

3. Reverse Turn

4. Natural Spin Turn

5. Whisk

* Whisk, Man turning 1/4 @ corner

6. Chasse from Promenade Position


7.  Closed Impetus

8.  Hesitation Change

9.  Outside Change

  *  Outside Change ended in Promenade Position

10. Reverse Corte

11. Back Whisk

  *  Back Whisk with Turn

12. Basic Weave

  *  Basic Weave ended in Promenade

13.Double Reverse Spin

14.  Reverse Pivot

15. Back Lock

16. Progressive Chasse to Right


  *  Whisk, Man turning 1/4 @ side of room

  *  Whisk, Man turning 1/8 @ side of room

*  Progressive Chasse to Right ended backing LOD or DC

17. Weave from Promenade Position

  *  Weave from Promenade ended in Promenade

18. Closed Telemark

19. Open Telemark & Cross Hesitation

  *  Overturned Cross Hesitation

20. Open Telemark & Wing

21. Open Impetus & Cross Hesitation

22. Open Impetus & Wing

23. Outside Spin

  *  Underturned Outside Spin

24. Turning Lock

  *  Turning Lock ended in Promenade

  *  Drag Hesitation


 *  Overturned Natural Spin Turn

25. Left Whisk

 *  Left Whisk on Beat 1

26. Contra Check

27. Closed Wing

28. Turning Lock to Right

29. Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot

30.  Hover Corte

 * Fallaway Whisk


Tango 30-32

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

1.  Left Foot and Right Foot Walk

2.  Progressive Side Step

3.  Progressive Link

4.  Closed Promenade

 *  Closed Promenade, Man turning 1/4 to Right

5.  Rock Turn

6.  Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside

7.  Back Corte


 *  Open Finish

8.  Open Reverse Turn, Lady in Line

9.  Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn

10. Open Promenade

11. Left Foot and Right Foot Rocks

 *  Left Foot Rock Outside Partner in CBMP

 *  LF Rock OP in CBMP with 1/4 turn to Right

12. Natural Twist Turn

 *  Natural Twist Turn ended in Closed Position

13. Natural Promenade Turn

 *  Natural Promenade Turn with Rock Turn ending


14. Promenade Link | Reverse Promenade Link

15. Four Step

 *  Overturned Four Step

16. Back Open Promenade

17. Outside Swivel, Methods 1 thru 4

18. Fallaway Promenade

19. Four Step Change

20. Brush Tap


21. Fallaway Four Step

22. Oversway and Endings 1 thru 7

 *  Drop Oversway

23. Basic Reverse Turn

24. The Chase and Endings 1 thru 4

25. Fallaway Reverse & Slip Pivot

26. Five Step

 *  Overturned Five Step

27. Contra Check


Foxtrot  28-30 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

1.  Feather Step

2.  Three Step

3.  Natural Turn

4.  Reverse Turn & Feather Finish

5.  Closed Impetus & Feather Finish


6.  Natural Weave

7.  Change of Direction

8.  Basic Weave


 *  Natural Weave from Promenade Position

 *  Overturned Basic Weave

9.  Closed Telemark

10. Open Telemark & Feather Ending

11. Top Spin

12. Hover Feather

13. Hover Telemark

 *  Hover Telemark to Promenade Position

 14. Natural Telemark

15. Hover Cross

16. Open Telemark, Natural Turn, Outside Swivel & Feather Ending

 *  Underturned Outside Swivel

 *  Outside Swivel after Feather Step, Feather Finish or Feather Ending

 *  (Open) Natural Turn (steps 4-6 of figure 16)

17. Open Impetus

18. Weave from Promenade Position

19. Reverse Wave, Alignments A thru E


20.Natural Twist Turn

 *  Nat. Twist with Natural Weave Ending

 *  Nat Twist with Closed Impetus & Feather Finish Ending

 *  Nat. Twist with Open Impetus Ending

21. Curved Feather to Back Feather

 *  Curved Feather commenced in Promenade to Back Feather

22. Natural Zig-Zag from Promenade Position

23. Fallaway Reverse & Slip Pivot

24. Natural Hover Telemark

25. Bounce Fallaway with Weave Ending


Quickstep 48-52 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

1.  Quarter Turn to Right

2.  Natural Turn

3.  Natural Turn with Hesitation

4.  Natural Pivot Turn

5.  Natural Spin Turn

6.  Progressive Chasse

7.  Chasse Reverse Turn

8.  Forward Lock

 *  Heel Pivot


9.  Closed Impetus

10. Back Lock

11. Reverse Pivot

12. Progressive Chasse to Right

13. Tipple Chasse to Right (at corner)

 *  Tipple Chasse to Right (along side of room)

14. Running Finish

15. Natural Turn and Back Lock

16. Double Reverse Spin

 *  Zig-Zag, Back Lock, Running Finish

 *  Cross Chasse

 *  Change of Direction


 *  Checked/Underturned Tipple Chasse

17. Quick Open Reverse

18. Fishtail

19. Running Right Turn

20. Four Quick Run

21. V6

22. Closed Telemark


23. Cross Swivel

24. Six Quick Run

25. Rumba Cross

 *  1-5 Natural Turn to face LOD

26. Tipsy To Right and Left

 *  1-4 Tipple Chasse to Right & Tipsy to Left

27. Hover Corte

Viennese Waltz

Viennese Waltz 52-58


1.  Reverse Turn

2.  Natural Turn

3.  Forward Change

4.  Backward Change


5.  Reverse Fleckerl


6.  Natural Fleckerl

7.  Contra Check

*Professional Viennese Waltz is a separate optional examination which may only be taken by candidates already holding Licentiate and Fellowship qualifications.

*These figures (page 128, The Ballroom Technique July 1994) may also be danced in Medal Tests, closed syllabus competitions and in practical demonstrations for professional examinations.

International Latin American

Syllabus List

Nazar Norov Member USISTD


Note: Figures marked with an asterisk ( * ) represent alternate methods of dancing/counting a figure, additional endings or a figure’s Development, and are placed at the earliest level at which it is permissible to dance that method, ending or Development.

Cha Cha Cha

 Cha Cha Cha 28-30 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

 *  Right Foot & Left Foot Side Chasse

 *  Compact Chasse

 *  Simple Chasse Forward & Backward

 *  Forward & Backward Locks

 *  Split Cuban Break Chasse

 *  Forward & Backward Runs

1.  Basic Movements (Closed, Open, In Place)

2.  New York to Left Side or Right Side Position

3.  Spot, Switch & Underarm Turns to Left and Right

4.  Left Side & Right Side Shoulder to Shoulder

5.  Hand to Hand to Led\ft Side & Right Side Position (including Alternative Hold)

6.  Three Cha Cha Chas Forward, Backward & Forward in Left Side or Right Side Position

7.  Side Steps to Left or Right

8.  There and Back

9.  Left Foot & Right Foot Time Steps


 *  Alternative for Compact Chasse

 *  Shoulder to Shoulder Developments

10. Fan

11. Alemana

12. Hockey Stick

13. Natural Top

14. Natural Opening Out Movement

15. Closed Hip Twist


 *  Chasses: Rondé; Twist; Slip

 *  Guapacha Timing

 *  Spot/Switch Turn to Left (Lady to Right) Development

*  Fan Development

 *  6-10 of Hockey Stick from 10 of Natural Top

16. Open Hip Twist

17. Reverse Top

18. Opening Out from Reverse Top

19. Aida with Ending 1 or 2

 *  Aida from 5 of Curl or Spiral

20. Spiral Turns: Spiral; Curl; Rope Spinning

 *  Underturned Spiral

21. Cross Basic

22. Left Foot & Right Foot Cuban Breaks & Split Cuban Breaks

23. Chase


 *  (Lady’s) Runaway Chasse

 *  Fan Development with Guapacha Timing

 *  Alemana from Open Position in Right to Right handhold

 *  Lady’s Underarm Turn to Left during 6-6 of Natural Top

 *  Cross Basic with Lady’s Spiral Turn on 5

24. Advanced Hip Twist

 *  Advanced Hip Twist with Man’s “Press Line”

25. Hip Twist Spiral

 *  7-10 of Hip Twist Spiral after 6 of Open Hip Twist

26. Turkish Towel

27. Sweetheart

28. Follow My Leader

29. Foot Changes, Methods 1 thru 4

Note: The following figures may be used in a short amalgamation when using the same foot as partner

Closed Basic Movement (no turn); Open Basic Movement; Rondé Chasse; Twist Chasse; Spot or Switch Turns; Three Cha Cha Chas Forward & Backward; Forward & Backward Runs; Time Steps (with or without Guapacha Timing); Cuban Breaks; Split Cuban Breaks; Split Cuban Break Chasse


Rumba 27-28 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

1.  Basic Movements (Closed, Open, In Place, and Left Foot & Right Foot Alternative Basic Movements)

2.  Left Foot & Right Foot Cucarachas

3.  New York to Left Side or Right Side Position

4.  Spot, Switch and Underarm Turns to Left and Right

5.  Left Side and Right Side Shoulder to Shoulder

6.  Hand to Hand to Left side or Right Side Position (including Alternative Hold)

7.  Progressive Walks Forward & Backward (Closed Position Only)

8.  Side Steps to Left or Right

9.  Cuban Rocks


 *  Shoulder to Shoulder Developments

 *  Progressive Walks Forward or Backward in Open Position

 *  Progressive Walks Forward in Right Side or Left Side Position

10. Fan

11. Alemana (including from Open Position)

12. Hockey Stick

13. Natural Top

14. Opening Out to Right and Left

15. Natural Opening Out Movement

16. Closed Hip Twist


 *  Development of Left Foot & Right Foot Alternative Basic Movements

 *  Spot/Switch Turn to Left (Lady to Right) Development

 *  Cuban Rocks in Left Side Position

*  Fan Development

 *  4-6 of Hockey Stick from 6 of Natural Top

 *  Opening Out to Left & Right Developments

17. Open Hip Twist

18. Reverse Top

19. Opening Out from Reverse Top

20. Aida and Endings 1, 2 & 3

 *  Aida from step 3 of Curl or Spiral

21. Spiral Turns: Spiral; Curl; Rope Spinning

 *  Rope Spinning from Progressive Walks Back

 *  Underturned Spiral


 *  Press Line” Development of Cucarachas

 *  Progressive Walks Forward in Right Shadow Position (Kiki Walks)

 *  Syncopated Cuban Rocks

 *  Fan Development with Alternative Timing

 *  Alemana from Open Position in Right to Right handhold

 *  Lady’s Underarm Turn to Left during 4-5 of Natural Top

 *  Aida Ending 4

 *  Spiral during Progressive (Kiki) Walks in Right Shadow Position

22. Sliding Doors

23. Fencing (including Spin Endings 1, 2 & 3)

24. Three Threes

 *  Three Threes with Fan Ending

25. Three Alemanas

26. Hip Twists: Advanced; Continuous; Circular

 *  Advanced Hip Twist with Man’s “Press Line”

 *  Advanced Hip Twist in Right to Right handhold


 Samba 50 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

1.  Basic Movements: Natural; Reverse; Side; Progressive

2.  Whisks to Left and Right

 *  Lady’s Spot Volta Underarm Turn during Man’s Whisk to L or R

3.  Samba Walks: Promenade; Side; Stationary

 *  Lady’s Spot Volta Underarm Turn during Man’s LF or RF Stationary Samba Walk

4.  Rhythm Bounce on Left Foot or Right Foot

5.  Volta Movements: Traveling; Spot

6.  Traveling Bota Fogos Forward

7.  Criss Cross Bota Fogos (Shadow Bota Fogos)


8.  Traveling Bota Fogos Back

9.  Bota Fogos to Promenade and Counter Promenade

10. Criss Cross Voltas

11. Solo Spot Voltas

12. Foot Changes; 1, Closed to Right Shadow; 2, Right Shadow to Closed; 3, Promenade or Open Promenade to Right Shadow

 *  Same Foot figures: Samba Walks; Rhythm Bounce; Travelling Voltas; Traveling Bota Fogos Forward

13. Shadow Travelling Volta

14. Reverse Turn

15.  Corta Jaca

16. Closed Rocks


 *  Circular Voltas to Left or Right

*  Shadow Traveling Volta Development

 *  Foot Change: 4, Right Shadow to Promenade; 8 Right Side to Right Shadow

 *  Corta Jaca as per Note 3 (pg 85)

17. Open Rocks

18. Back Rocks

19. Plait

20. Rolling off the Arm & Endings 1, 2 & 3

21. Argentine Crosses

22. Maypole to Left or Right

23. Shadow Circular Volta


 *  Foot Changes: 5, a, b, c or d - Promenade to Right Contra; 6, Right Contra to Promenade; 7, Right Contra to Open Counter Promenade

 *  Traveling Volta Timing Development

 *  Corta Jaca as per Note 4 (pg 85)

 *  Lady’s Underarm Turn during Argentine Crosses Development

24. Contra Bota Fogos

 *  Contra Bota Fogo Hand Change Development

25. Roundabout

26. Natural Roll

27. Reverse Roll

28. Promenade and Counter Promenade Runs

29. Three Step Turn

30. Samba Locks

31. Cruzados Walks and Locks

Paso Doble

Paso Doble 60-62 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

 *  The Appel

 *  Slip Appel, Man & Lady both move back

1.  Sur Place (May end in Promenade Position)

2.  Basic Movement Forward or Backward (May end in Promenade Position)

3.  Chasses to Right and Left

 *  Chasse to Left ended in Promenade Position

 *  Chasses to Right or Left with Elevation

4.  Drag

5.  Deplacement

6.  Promenade Link

 *  Promenade Close

7.  Promenade

8.  Ecart

9.  Separation

10. Separation with Lady’s Caping Walks


 *  Slip Appel, Man back, Lady forward

 *  Attack method of dancing Deplacement

 *  Slip Attack method of dancing Deplacement

 *  “Slip” Ecart

11. Fallaway Ending to Separation

12. Huit

13. Sixteen

14. Promenade and Counter Promenade

15. Grand Circle

16. Open Telemark


 *  Sur Place with Elevations

 *  Overturned Promenade & Counter Promenade

 *  Methods of Changing Feet

17. La Passe

18. Banderillas

19. Twist Turn

20. Fallaway Reverse Turn

21. Coup de Pique (including Alternative Methods A & B)

22. Left Foot Variation

23. Spanish Lines: Inverted Promenade or Inverted Counter Promenade Position

24. Flamenco Taps, Method 1


 *  Fallaway Reverse Turn with Open Telemark Ending

 *  Flamenco Taps, Method 2

25. Syncopated Separation & Ending 1, 2 or 3

26. Traveling Spins from Promenade Position

27. Traveling Spins from Counter Promenade Position

28. Fregolina

 *  The Farol

29. The Twists

30. Chasse Cape and all endings

 *  Outside Turn


Jive 44 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

 *  Chasses: Side; Compact; Forward; Backward; Turning

1.  Basic in Place

2.  Fallaway Rock and all Alternative Methods

3.  Fallaway Throwaway

4.  The Link

5.  Change of Places Right to Left including hand changes as per Method 1 or 2

6.  Change of Places Left to Right including hand change as described for Method 1

7.  Change of Hands Behind the Back including Alternate “hold”

8.  Hip Bump (Left Shoulder Shove)


 *  Double Link

 *  Development of 1-5 of Fallaway Rock turning 3/8 to right over 2-5

 *  Change of Places Left to Right with hand change as per Method 2

9.  American Spin

10. The Walks

11. Stop and Go

12. Mooch

13. Whip

14. Whip Throwaway


 *  Chasses: Fwd/Bwd Locks; Fwd/Bwd Running

 *  Overturned Fallaway Throwaway

 *  Alternatives to 1-2 of Link: A, Flick (or Point) Ball-Change;

     B, Hesitation Ball-Change

 *  Change of Places Right to Left with Lady’s Spin

 *  Walks with Man’s Merengue Action

15. Reverse Whip

16. Windmill

17. Spanish Arms

 *  Spin Ending to Spanish Arms

18. Rolling off the Arm

19. Simple Spin

20. Miami Special


 *  Overturned Fallaway Throwaway with Lady’s Locks or Forward Runs

 *  Overturned Change of Places Left to Right with Lady’s Locks or Forward Runs

 *  Stop and Go with Lady’s Free Turn

 *  Mooch with Boppy Hops or Flick Cross

 *  Spin Ending to Rolling off the Arm

 *  Simple Spin from Tandem Position

21. Curly Whip

 *  Curly Whip with “Opening Out” entry

22. Shoulder Spin

23. Toe Heel Swivels

 *  Break Ending to Toe Heel Swivels

24. Chugging

25. Chicken Walks

26. Catapult

27. Stalking Walks, Flicks into Break

American Smooth Syllabus List


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Foxtrot 30-34 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

1. Forward Basic

2. Quarter Turns A&B

3. Left Rock Turn

4. Swing Step

5. Promenade Walk A&B

6. Cross Body Lead


7. Simple Twinkle

8. Twinkle with Promenade Chasse Ending

9. Twinkles Forward

10. Twinkles Back

11. Promenade Turn

Recognized Variations

1. Left and Right Foot Closed Changes

2. Left Turn A, B, and C

3. Right Turn A, B, and C

4. Twist to Left from Promenade Position


5. Open Simple Twinkle

6. Open Twinkle with Promenade Chasse

7. Open Twinkles Forward

8. Open Twinkles Back

9. Open Left Turn

10. Open Right Turn

11. Grapevine

12. Promenade and Counter Promenade Runs

13. Curved Three Steps

14. Fallaway Reverse Turn, Slip Pivot, Syncopated Curved Three

15. Open Left Cross Turn to Cross Swivels

Recognized Variations

1.      Single Wrap

2.      Shadow Open Left Turn

3.      Single Wrap to Shadow Right Turns

4.      Syncopated Right Underarm Turn


16.      Running Weave to Throwaway

17.      Contra Check to Grapevine and Apart Turn

18.      Whirlpool

19.      Underarm Combination

20.      Side by Side Variation

21.      Contra Check

22.      Open Left Turn to Contra Check

23.      Curved Walks to Contra Check

24.      Chasse to the Right to Contra Check

25.  Promenade Ronde to Contra Check

26.  Side Hover to Contra Check

27.  Throwaway Oversway Commenced in PP

28.  Chasse in PP to Throwaway Oversway to Grapevine

29.  Throwaway Oversway Commenced with Right Foot Back

30.  1-3 Open Left Turn to Throwaway Oversway to Hover


Waltz 28-32 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

1. Left and Right Foot Closed Changes

2. Left Turn A, B, and C

3. Right Turn A, B, and C

4. Hesitation A and B

5. Cross Body Lead


6. Simple Twinkle

7. Twinkle with Promenade Chasse Ending

8. Twinkles Forward

9. Twinkles Back

10. Twist to Left from Promenade Position

Recognized Variations

1. Box with Right Underarm Turn

2. Promenade Turn


11. Open Simple Twinkle

12. Open Twinkle with Promenade Chasse

13. Open Twinkles Forward

14. Open Twinkles Back

15. Open Left Turn

16. Open Right Turn

17. Single Wrap

18. Shadow Open Left Turn

19. Single Wrap to Shadow Right Turns

20. Syncopated Right Underarm Turn

Recognized Variations

1. Grapevine

2. Promenade and Counter Promenade Runs

3. Curved Three Steps

4. Fallaway Reverse Turn, Slip Pivot, Syncopated Curved Three

5. Open Left Turn to Cross Swivels

Gold/ Fellowship

21. Tornillo

22. Open Right Turn to Arabesque

23. Side by Side Combination

24. Fallaway Reverse to Tele Ronde

25. Same Foot Lunge to Throwaway Oversway

26. 1-3 Open Left Turn

    a. to Reverse Pivot to Contra Check to PP

    b. to Lady's Left Underarm Turn

    c. Chasse to PP

    d. RF Back Contra Check


Tango 30-32 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

1. Basic A and B

2. Promenade Basic

3. Corte

4. Corte with Roll Out

5. Promenade to Fan


6. Turning Corte to Outside Swivel

7. Continuous Basic

8. Basic Left Turn

9. Contra Rock to Circular Fans

10. Oversway


11. Open Left Turn to Quick Fans

12. Same Foot Fans

13. Double Ronde

14. Shadow Open Left Turn

15. Pivots to Open Same Foot Lunge

16. Corte to Leg Hooks

17. Promenade Flicks and Twist to Trap

18. Rock Turn to Turning Lock

19. Fallaway to Open Check


20.   Viennese Cross to Contra Check And Rudolph Ronde

21.    Outside Swivel to Stalks to Inverted Swivel

22.    Promenade Turn to X Lines

23.    Inverted Swivel to Shadow Viennese Crosses

24.    Outside Spin to Side by Side Points

25.    Tango Shadow Grapevine

American Viennese Waltz

Viennese Waltz 54-56 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

1. Left Turn

2. Right Turn

3. Hesitations Forward and Back

4. Side Hesitations

5. Progressive Forward and Back Hesitations


6. Fifth Position Breaks

7. Progressive Fifth Position Breaks

8. Cross Body Lead to Left Underarm Turn

9. Underarm Turn to the Right

10. Left Underarm Turn to In and Out Hesitations


11. Progressive Fifth Position with Hand Change

12. Left Turns with Lady's Underarm Turns

13. Canter Turns

14. Back to Back Box

15. Promenade Hesitation Run

16. Turning Hesitation to Back Lock

17. Shadow Turns to Right

18. Fan Kicks

19. Ronde to Throwaway

20.Underarm Spin to Throwaway


21. Underarm Passes

22. Promenade and Counter Promenade Runs

23. Open Right Turn to Developpe

24. Traveling Crosses

25. Traveling Crosses - Short Version #1

26. Traveling Crosses - Short Version #2

27. Open Runs and Turns

28. Underarm Turns to Swivels


Peabody 60-62 mpm


1. Eight Count Right Turn

2. Six Count Right Turn

3. Eight Count Left Turn

4. Six Count Left Turn

5. Running Steps

6. Lock and Run

7. Twinkles Forward

8. Twinkles Back

9. Right Underarm Turn

10. Left Underarm Turn


11. Double Lock

12. Offset Grapevine

13. Promenade Grapevine

14. Fallaway Grapevine

15. Continuous Forward Locks

16. Left Rock Spin

17. Right Pivots

18. Promenade and Counter Promenade Runs

19. Grapevine to Side By Side


20.   Quick Open Left Turn and Progressive


21. Weave to Promenade Run with Lady's

    Underarm Turn

22. Shadow Twinkles

23. Shadow Open Left Turn

24. Grapevine Variation

American Rhythm Syllabus List


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Rumba 30-36 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

1. Box

2. Right Underarm Turn

3. Side Breaks

4. Progressive Rocks

5. Fifth Position Breaks


6. Cross Body Lead

7. Cross Body Lead to Cuban Walks Back

8. Cross Body Lead to Outside Breaks

9. Open Break with Right Underarm Turn to Cross Over Breaks

10. Forward and Back Spot Turns


11. Open Box

12. Snap Cross

13. Quick Underarm Turns Right and Left

14. Sliding Doors Variation

15. Quick Underarm Turn to Wraparound

16. Grapevine to Spiral

17. Sit Checks to Left and Right

18. Grapevine to Left Underarm Turn to Solo Spin

19. Rope Spinning to Left Underarm Turn

20. Curl to Shadow Foot Swivels to Same Foot Lunge


21. Open Telemark to Passé and Ronde

22. Cross Over Break to Rondes and Swivel

23. Shadow Walks and Swivels

24. Spiral to Rudolph Ronde

25. Outside Swivel to Roll Turns and Body Roll


Cha Cha Cha

Cha Cha Cha 30 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

1. Cha Cha Basic

2. Forward and Back Basic

3. Cross Over Breaks and Switch Turn

4. Right Underarm Turn

5. Right Left Right Underarm Turns

6. Three Cha Chas Forward and Back


7. Cross Body Lead

8. Outside Breaks

9. Cross Over Side Steps, Back and Forward Runs

10. Left Side Pass


11. Cross Over Breaks with Apart Turns

12. Grapevine to Fencing

13. Syncopated Cross Over Breaks into Knee Lift with Right U/A

14. Underarm Chase to Side Pass

15. Opening Out to Side Checks

16. Three Chas with Solo Turns

17. Foot Change from LF Cross Over Breaks ending in Right Side by Side

17a. Foot Change from Right Side by Side ending in Closed or Open Facing

18. Foot Change from RF Cross Over Breaks ending in Left Side by Side

18a. Foot Change from Left Side by Side ending in Closed or Open Facing

19. Left and Right Underarm Turns to Passing Changes

20. Side by Side Variation


21.Open Right Turn to Split Weight Breaks

22. Backward Cuban Breaks to Cross Triples

23. Lady's Pivot Turns to Syncopated Locks

24. Teleronde and Body Drop

25. Ripple and Ronde Apart Variation


Mambo 47-51 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

1a. Mambo Basic

1b. Progressive Basic

2a. Forward and Backward Breaks

2b. Side Breaks

3. Cross Body Lead

4. Right Underarm Turn

5. Fifth Position Breaks


6. Cross Body Lead Right Side Pass

7. Cross Over Breaks and Switch Turn

8. Chase Turns

9. Right Underarm Turn to Advanced Hip Twist

10. Shadow Breaks to Lady's Spiral


11. Turning Side Breaks

12. Mambo Wraps

13. Opening Out to Side Checks

14. Outside Check and Swivel

15. Catapult

16. Open Left Turn in Shadow

17. Foot Change from Open Facing to Right Shadow

17a. Foot Change from Right Shadow to Open Facing

18. Advance Sliding Doors

19. Back Drop

20. Kick and Swivel


21. Reverse Catapult

22. Salsa Wraps

23. Chase Turns to Sit Drops

24. Underarm Turn to Swivel Taps

25. Same Foot Ronde to Diagonal Breaks

26a. Solo Variation Side Points

26b. Solo Variation Progressive with Taps

26c. Solo Variation Knee Lifts

26d. Solo Variation Kick Swivel to Slide

26e. Solo Variation Full Chase Turn, Ronde to Twist


East Coast Swing

East Coast Swing 34-36 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

1. Swing Basic

2. Throwaway

3. Underarm Turns Right and Left

4. Sweetheart

5. American Spin


6. Four Kicks

7. Peek-a-Boo

8. Lindy Whip

9a. Lindy Whip with Right Underarm Turn

9b. Lindy Whip with Left Underarm Turn

9c. Lindy Whip with Hand Change Turn

10. Back Pass

11. Hitch Kicks


12. Sailor Shuffles

13. Chicken Walks

14. Crossover Back to Back

15. Catapult

16. Promenade Walks

17. Double Underarm Turn to Open Tuck-in

18. Toe Heel Swivels

19. Sweetheart with Double Underarm Turn

20. Passing Triples

21. Boogie Walks in Right Shadow


22. The Double Tunnel

23. Charleston Points in Right Shadow

24. Circular Tunnel

25. The Pinwheel

26. Apart Variation


Bolero 24-26 mpm

Pre-Bronze/Student Teacher

1. Bolero Basic

2. Cross Body Lead

3. Open Break

4. Right Underarm Turn

5. Fifth Position Breaks


6. Outside Breaks

7. Cross Over Break and Switch Turn

8. Left Side Pass

9. Right Side Pass

10. Back Spot Turn


11. Passing Changes

12. Shadow Wraps

13. Left Side Pass with Lady's Underarm Turn to Left

14. Outside Break to Aida

15. Crossover Break to Aida (option to figure 4)

16. Traveling Cross to Switch Turn

17. Lunge to Lady's Free Turn to Right

18. Right Side Pass, Back Spot Turn to Rudolph Ronde

19. Back Spot Turn, Underarm Turns to Left and Right

20. Eros Line in Shadow Position to Double Contra Check


21. Oblique Line to Apart Ronde

22. Pivots to Eros Line and Knee Drop

23. Ronde to Lady's Developpes

24. Open Point Break to Lady's Pivots and Body Roll

25. Oversway to Same Foot Lunge and Body Drop