Student Routines

 

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Beginner Routines

1st Term

   Waltz

   Foxtrot

1.  Basic forward

2.  Basic forward

3.  Basic backward

4.  Basic backward

1.  4 Basics

2.  2 Promenade

3.  2 side taps

 

   Cha Cha

  Rock ‘n’ roll

1.    4 Basics

2.    4 New Yorkers

3.    4 Hand to hands

1.    2 Basics

2.    Lady’s Change of place
(forward and back)

3.    Basic Fallaway

4.    4 Slow walks

5.    8 Quick Walks

                

 2nd Term

   Foxtrot         

   Waltz          

1.    4 Basics

2.    Promenade

3.    Promenade lady turns

4.    2 side taps

1.    Basic forward

2.    Basic forward turning (to right) ¼ turn

3.    Basic backward

4.    Basic backward turning (left) ¼ turn

Corner turn

5.    Basic forward

6.    Basic Backward turning to left ¼ turn

     Start again

 

   Rumba

   Cha Cha

1.    4 Basics

2.    3 New Yorkers

3.    Under arm turn

4.    4 Hand to hands

5.    2 walks

6.    Check

7.    2 Under arm turns

1.    4 Basics

2.    3 New Yorkers

3.    1 Under arm turn

4.    3 Hand to hands

5.    3 Locks

6.    Check

7.    2 Under arm turns

  

   Rock ‘n’ roll

1.    2 Basics

2.    Lady’s Change of place
  (forward and back)

3.    Change the hand

4.    Behind the back

5.    Bring her back

6.    Basic Fallaway

7.    4 Slow walks

8.    8 Quick walks

 

 

 Intermediate Routines

 Ballroom

    Waltz_Intermediate_Routines

    Quickstep_Intermediate_Routines

1.   Basic forward (Facing DW)

2.   Natural turn (Backing LOD) - turn 3/8

3.   Natural turn (Facing DC)  - turn 3/8    

4.   Basic forward (Facing DC)

5.   Reverse turn (Backing LOD) - turn 3/8

6.   Reverse turn (Facing DW)  - turn 3/8

7.   Whisk -> Chasse from promenade

8.   Oversway to left (6 beats)

9.   Contra check to right (3 beats)

10.   Natural spin turn 5/8

11.  Reverse turn (Facing DW)


Note: natural turn on corner 3/8 on pivot and ¼ turn between 2-3 = 5/8 

1.  4 Basics (amount of turn ¼)

2.  1 lock

3.  Natural spin turn 

4.  1 Back Basic

5.  1 lock

6.  Natural spin turn

7.  3 Basics

 

Note: natural turn on corner 3/8 on pivot and ¼ turn between 2-3 = 5/8 

 

 

 

    Rhythm Foxtrot

1.  4 Basics (every 2rd basic ¼ turn)

2.  Promenade

 3.  Promenade lady turns

 4.  2 Side Taps

 5.  Corner turn

6.  1 promenade

7.  1 Side Tap

 8.  Rock turn

 9.  Backward basic

 

Latin

    Jive

    Samba

1.    2 Basics

2.    Lady’s Change of place

3.    1 American spin

4.    Behind the back

5.    Bring her back

6.    1 Basic in Fallaway

7.    4 Promenade walks (slow)

8.    8 Promenade walks (fast)

  1.   4 basics

2.   4 whisks

3.   3 walk

4.   3 Travelling Voltas

 

 

 

 

    Rumba

    Cha Cha

1.  2 Basics

2.  1 New Yorker

3.  Under arm Turn to right

4.   (Man) 4 cucarachas

      (Lady) 3 Opening outs,

                1 Under arm turn

5.  3 Hand to hand

6.  2 walks

7.  Check

8.  1 Under arm turn left

9.  1 Spot turn

10.  Open hip twist -> Alemana Turn

 

1.  2 Basics

2.  1 New Yorkers

3.  Under arm to right

4.  1 Hand to hand

5.  3 locks

6.  Check

7.  1 Under arm turn

8.  1 Spot Turn

9.  Chase

10. Open hip twist

11. Alemana Turn


 

 

 

Advanced Routines

Ballroom

 

Waltz

  1. Basic forward ( Facing DW )

  2. Natural turn OP (Backing LOD)

  3. Natural turn (Facing DC)

  4.   Basic forward (Facing DC)

  5. Reverse turn (Backing LOD)

  6.   Reverse turn (Facing DW)

  7.   Whisk -> Chasse from promenade

  8. Oversway to left (6 beats)

  9.   Contra check to right (3 beats)

 10. Natural spin turn

 11. Basic backward (Facing DW)

 12. Chasse to PP -> Wing

 13. Chasse to right -> Outside change to PP

 14. Chasse from promenade

 15.   Open impetus turn -> Weave from pp

 16. Drag hesitation

 17. Outside change (not to PP)

   (Start again)

 

Tango

1.         5 step

2.         Closed Promenade

3.         Open Reverse turn (lady outside)

4.         3 Swivels

5.         Oversway (end in PP)

6.         Natural twist turn

7.         Promenade link -> Contra check

8.         Promenade link

9.         4 step swivel

10.      Drop Oversway

11.      Flat whisk

12.      Natural promenade turn

13.      Closed Promenade

 

Quickstep

1.  4 Basics

2.  1 lock

3.  Overturn Natural spin turn

4.   V6

5.  1-3 Natural turn

6.  Tipple chasse to the right

7.  2 Basics

8.  Overturn Natural spin turn

9.  V6

10.  Natural turn

11.  Restart with 3 Basics

  

English Foxtrot

Feather step (man’s steps)

 

 

  1.  Feather step

  2.  Reverse turn

  3.  Feather finish

  4.  3 step

  5.  1­-3 of a Natural turn

  6.  Closed Impetus to feather finish

  7.  Open Telemark

  8.  1-3 Natural turn

  9.  Swivel

10.  Feather ending

 

1.  Forward on right foot,

    CBM (left side turns right)

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2.  Forward on left foot,
       (Left side lead)

Q

T

3.  Forward on right foot,
      OP (outside partner)
      in CBMP (foot movement)

Q

TH

Three step (man’s steps)

 

 

4. Forward on left foot, (lady in line)   

      CBM (right side turns left)

S

H

5.  Forward on right foot  (nil turn)

Q

HT

6.  Forward on left foot  (nil turn)

Q

TH

 

 

Latin Routines

 

Jive

  1.  1 Basics

2.  Lady’s Change of place

3.  2 Stop & Goes

4.  Lady’s Change of place (right)

       - Change the Hand

5.  American spin

6.  Behind the back

7.  Throwaway whip

7.2 Curly whip

7.3 Double cross whip

8. Basic Fallaway

9. Promenade walks (slow)

10.  4 Promenade walks (fast)

11.  4 Swivels

 

Samba

1.   2 basics

2.   2 whisks (Lady turns on 2nd)

3.   1 walk -> 1side step

4.   4 Shadow Botafogos

5.   Travelling Voltas to the Right & Left

6.   2 cucarachas (end open PP)

7.   5 Promenade runs
         lady turns out on 5th promenade run                         

8.   2 basics -> reverse turns

9.   3 whisks (Lady turns on 2nd)

10.   Continuous Volta spot turn to Right 

11.   2 whisks

12.   Continuous Volta spot turn to Left

13.    1 whisk  (start again)

 

Paso Doble

1.      Promenade

2.      Chasses to the right

3.      Separation -> Attack

4.      Elevations (down & up)

5.      Sixteen 

6.      Chasses to right

7.      Promenade to Counter promenade

8.      Grand circle

9.      Sur plus (4) -> Fallaway whisk

10.    Spanish arms

11.    Flamenco taps

12.    Spanish arms       

13.    Step close (count 4)

14.    Fallaway whisk

15.    Grand circle - solo  (10 count)

16.    Syncopated Separation

17.    Untwist (4 count) Shape & oversway

18.    Sixteen

19.    Fallaway whisk

20.    Spanish line

21.    Flamenco taps

22.    Spanish line

 

Cha

1a.    Open hip twist 

1b.    Hockey stick (with lock)

2.      Man (Forward lock) Lady (Back lock)

3.      New Chase

4.      Cuban breaks

5.      Check to right
         Basic Chasse or Turning New Yorker

6.      Check to left 
         Basic Chasse or Turning New Yorker

7.      Back Locks

8.      Forward walk turning

           (man timing 2341)

            Forward Lock (lady)

9.     3 Basics (turning on 3rd basic)

10.   New Yorker

11.   Under arm turn

12.    Hand to hand

13.   3 Locks

14.   Spot Turn

15.   Start again

 

Rumba

1.  Curl -> Alemana

2.  Hand to hand -> Fallaway walks

3.  Rocks -> 2 swivel walks

4.  Spot turn

5.  Four 4 walks turning

6.  Hockey stick

7.  Turning New Yorker

8.  Under arm Turn

9.  (Man) 2 cucarachas (Lady) 2 Opening outs

10.  Closed spiral (lady finishes with spiral cross)

11.  2 Forward walks in shadow position

12.  Forward walk spiral finish with turns

          (timing man 2341)

                    (lady 23&41)

13.  2 Cucarachas

14.  Drop   

15.  Hand to hand swivel (swivel on beat 3)   

16.  Forward walk

17.  Check

18.  Spot turn

 

  

Gold Routines

 Ballroom Routines

 

Waltz

 1.    Basic forward ( Facing DW )

 2.    Natural turn OP (Backing LOD)

 3.    Natural turn (Facing DC)

 4.    Basic forward (Facing DC)

 5.    Reverse turn (Backing LOD)

 6.    Reverse turn (Facing DW)

 7.    Whisk -> Chasse from promenade

 8.    Oversway to left (6 beats)

 9.    Contra check (3 beats)

 10.   Natural spin turn

 11. Basic backward (Facing DW)

 12. Chasse to PP -> Wing

 13.   Chasse to right -> Outside change to PP

 14. Chasse from promenade

 15. Open impetus turn -> Weave from PP

 16. Drag Hesitation (6 Count)

 17. Outside change (not to PP)

 18. Restart Natural turn

 

Quickstep

1.    4 Basics

2.    1 lock

3.    Overturn Natural spin turn

4.    V6

5.    1-3 natural turn

6.    Tipple chasse to the right

7.    Quick open reverse

8.    4 Quick run

9.    Running right hand turn

10.  Double lock

11.  Natural spin turn

12.  Restart with 3 Basics

Tango

1.    5 step

2.    Closed promenade

3.    Open reverse turn

4.    3 Swivels

5.    Oversway (end in PP)

6.    Natural twist turn

7.    Promenade link

8.    Check

9.    Promenade link

10. 4 Step swivel

11. Drop oversway & Flat whisk

12. Natural promenade turn

13. Closed promenade

 

English Foxtrot

1.    Feather step

  2.    Reverse turn -> Feather finish

  3.    3 step

  4.    1­-3 of a Natural turn

  5.    Closed Impetus to feather finish

  6.    Open Telemark

  7.    1-3 Natural turn -> Swivel

  8.    Feather ending

  9.    Reverse Wave

10.    Open Telemark to feather ending

11.    Top spin

12.    Closed Telemark

13.    Check

14.    Contra check

15.    Feather ending

   16.   Hover Cross

 

 

Latin Routines

 

Jive

1.  1 Basic

2.  Lady’s Change of place

3.  Spanish arms

4.  2 Stop and Go’s

5.  Lady’s Change of place

6.  American spin

7.  Behind the back

8.  Throwaway whip -> Curly whip ->

Double cross whip

9.  2 Promenade walks (slow)

10.  4 Promenade walks (fast)

11.  4 Swivels

 

Samba

1. 2 basics

2. 2 whisks (Lady turns on 2nd)

3. 1 walk -> 1 side step

4. 4 Shadow Botafogos

5. Travelling Voltas to the R & L

6. 2 cucarachas (end open PP)

7. 5 Promenade runs -> lady turns out

8. 2 basics -> reverse turns

9. 3 whisks (Lady turns on 2nd)

10. Continuous Volta spot turn to R

11. 2 whisks

12. Continuous  Volta spot turn to

13. Whisk

 

Paso

1.      Promenade

2.      Chasses to the right

3.      Separation -> Attack

4.      Elevations (down & up)

5.      Sixteen  

6.      Chasses to right

7.      Promenade to Counter promenade

8.      Grand circle

9.      Sur plus (4) -> Fallaway whisk

10.      Spanish arms

11.      Flamenco taps

12.      Spanish arms       

13.      Step close (count 4)

14.      Fallaway whisk

15.      Grand circle - solo  (10 count)

16.      Syncopated Separation

17.      Untwist (4 count) Shape & oversway

18.      Sixteen

19.      Fallaway whisk

20.      Spanish line

21.      Flamenco taps

22.      Spanish line

 

Rumba

1.  Curl -> Alemana

2.  Hand to hand -> Fallaway walks

3.  Rocks -> 2 swivel walks

4.  Spot turn

5.  Four 4 walks turning

6.  Hockey stick

7.  Turning New Yorker

8.  Under arm Turn

9.  (Man) 2 cucarachas (Lady) 2 Opening outs

10.  Closed spiral (lady finishes with)   spiral cross

11.  2 Forward walks in shadow position

12.  Forward walk spiral finish with turns

           (timing man 2341)

                     (Lady 23&41)

13.  2 Cucarachas

14.  Drop   

15.  Hand to hand swivel (swivel on beat 3)   

16.  Forward walk

17.  Check

18.  Spot turn

 

Cha

1.    Open hip twist  -> Alemana turn

2.    New Chase ->   2 x Cuban breaks

3.    Check to right -> turning new Yorker

4.    Check to left   -> turning new Yorker

5.    Back Locks

6.    Forward walk turning (man timing 2341)

              Forward Locks (lady timing 234&)

7.    3 Basics (turn on the 3rd basic)

8.    Natural top

9.    Close hip twist

10.  Hockey Stick

11.  New Yorker

12.  Under arm turn

13.  1 Hand to hand (23)

   

Mans_Cha_Cha_Steps Ladies_Cha_Cha_Steps
Time step (4&1,23) Forward lock (4&1) & 2 walks (23)
Time step (4&1,23,4&1) Forward lock (4&1) & Spot turn (234&1)
Spot Turn
2 x Cuban Breaks
(2&3&4&1, 2&3&4&1)
4 x Cuban Breaks (2&3,4&1, 2&3,4&1)
Time step (23) Rock, Rock (23)
Time step (4&1,23) Forward lock (4&1) & 2 walks (23)
Time step (4&1) Forward lock (4&1)
Time step (23,4&1)
3 x Turning basics
New yorker and spot turn
Restart


 

Oscar Routines

 Ballroom

 

 

 

Waltz

Passing Chasse from promenade

Oversway to left (6 beats)

Contra check (3 beats)

Natural spin turn

Chasse to PP -> Wing

Chasse to right

Outside change to PP

Chasse from promenade

Open impetus turn

Weave from PP

Drag hesitation ( 6 count )

Outside change (PP)

Left whisk

Run-around end PP

Passing chasse

1-3 of Natural turn

Double reverse spin turn (1 2& 3 )

Open Telemark

Chasse from PP

1-3 Natural turn

Back lock

Oversway (9 count)

Weave from PP

Natural spin turn

Hover Corte

Outside change

Closed wing

Fallaway reverse and slip pivot

Double reverse spin turn
   (1 2& 3 ) x 2

Contra check

Chasse from PP

1-3 Natural turn -> pivots

Picture line (9 count)

Open telemark

 

Foxtrot

Feather step

Reverse turn incorp feather finish

3 step

Nat twist turn, closed impetus & feather finish ending

Open Telemark & Feather ending

Top spin

Bounce fallaway with weave ending

3 step

Hover Telemark to PP

Feather ending

3 step

Natural twist turn (end PP)

Weave from PP

Change of direction

Reverse wave

Open impetus turn

Natural zig zag

Natural turn (waltz 1-3)

Nat Pivots (end lady ariel)

2 Reverse pivots (brush Man LF)

Closed telemark

Curved feather to back feather

Back 3 step

Heel pull

Feather (restart)

 

Tango

Closed promenade 1-3 (sqq),
   end broken sway (qqqqqq)

Promenade Fallaway extended
   (sqqqqqq)

Walk, side step end CPP (qq)

Twist turn end PP (qqs)

Natural twist turn extended
   (sqqsqqqq)

Promenade swivels x 2 (sq&q)

Closed promenade (sqqs)

Swivel (s)

1-3 Natural promenade turn (qqs)

Promenade runs (end in pp)

Oversway (6 beats) 

Reverse promenade link

4 step change

Basic reverse turn

Contra check 4 count
   (Timing SSQQ)

Chase -> progressive link

Closed Promenade

Open Reverse turn x 2

3 Swivels -> 1 swivel

Natural promenade turn (2-4)

Closed Promenade

    7 pivots & tap (pause slow)

1-3 Drop oversway & 2 walks (QQQ&Q)

 

Quickstep

Run (jump on 8)

Oversway

Charleston (6)

Tipsy

V6

1-3 Natural turn

Tipple chasse to the right

Quick open reverse

Four quick run

Running right hand turn

Fishtail

Natural turn back lock

Running Finish (x ?)

Tipsy  (left, right, left)

V6

Natural spin turn

2-4 back lock

Running finish

Open telemark

 

Latin Routines

 

Paso

1.     Spanish line & together (4 count)

2.     Banderillas (9 to 16)

3.     PP to Counter PP

4.     Grand circle

5.     Syncopated Separation

6.     Sync Chasses to L end PP

7.     Spanish line -> Flamenco taps

8.     Spanish line

9.     Closed Promenade

10.   Twists (spear line)

11.   Step close (count 4)

12.   Travelling spins (count 6)

13.   Grand circle - solo  (8 count )

14.   La Passe (2 walks 7 & 8) (count 18)

15.   Chasse to the L (man) (count 2)

16.   Turns to L (man) (count 4)

17.   Circling walks (count 8)

18.   Chasses Capes (count 12)

19.   Ending (count 4)

                              

Jive

1.1        Basic in Fallaway (lady taps)

1.2        2 Chasses

1.3       Kicks (3 & a tap)

1.4       Change of place

1.5       American spin (LF)

1.6       Change of place

1.7       6 turning chasses

1.8       Change of place (lady taps)

2.1       Change of place

2.2       Lady goes, man goes

2.3       Tummy tickler

2.4       Change of place

3.1       Basic -> Reverse whip

3.2       Basic in Fallaway

3.3       Change of place (double spin)

4.         Change of place

5.         1 Basic  

6.         2 Rolling off the Arms

7.         Change of place L to R

8.         American Spin

9.         Change of hands behind back

10.      Basic in Fallaway -> Windmill

11.      Spanish arms

12.      2 Stop and Go’s

13.      Change of place L to R
            - overturned

14.      Chicken Walks (4 Slow)

15.      Fallaway throwaway  

16.      Chicken Walks (4 Slow)

17.      Change of place L to R

18.      Cheeky hip
         -> Change of place R to L

19.      Link (1 to 5) -> Throwaway whip

20.      Curly whip  
        -> Double cross whip

21.      Basic Fallaway

22.      2 Promenade walks (slow)

23.      8 Promenade walks (fast)

24.      Change of place forward & back

25.      Dead man’s drop

 

    Rumba V1

Rumba V2

Entrance

Continuous hip twist

Closed Hip Twist

Alemana

1-3 of a reverse top

Fallaway

Cuban Rocks

2 Forward walks (shadow pos)

Under arm

Sync. open hip twist

3 Alemana’s
        - Lady ends with spiral cross

Rope spinning

Continuous circular hip twist

Hockey stick end in CPP

Spot turn

2 turning cucarachas

Swivel dip

Turning basics

Hip twist spiral

Sliding doors, end with spiral

Walks (forward and back)

Walks & cucaracha

Arms (2,3,41)

Cucaracha (man RF, Lady LF) (2,3,41)

Man RF back, LF in place, RF fwd (2,3,41)

Man 4 fwd walks

Drop

Lady swivels in place and drops

Continuous hip twist

Closed Hip Twist

Alemana

1-3 of a reverse top

Fallaway

Cuban Rocks

Forward walks (shadow pos) 2,3,&,41

Spot turn

Box step (2,3,41,2,3,41)

Firemans' drop

Sync. open hip twist

3 Alemana’s
        - Lady ends with spiral cross

Rope spinning

Continuous circular hip twist

Hockey stick end in CPP

Spot turn

2 turning cucarachas

- during 2nd one lady fwd walk turning ending in spiral cross

2nd part of Sliding doors, end with spiral

Restart

 

Samba V1

    Samba V2

2 Cruzados Walks,

2 Cruzados Locks

2 Cruzados Walks (one for man)

Shadow Botafoga

Contra Botafoga

Circular Voltas to L & R

2 Contra Botafogas

Man change of foot (L extra bf)

Voltas

Promenade runs (repeat steps 4-9)

Drop volta

Samba Side Chasses
  (QQQQ, hold step 5 SS)

3 Travelling voltas

2 Stationary samba walks

Open rocks (steps 4-9)

Whisk & volta spot turn

2 Shadow Bodafogas

1 basic

Open lady (change foot)

Reverse turns (barrow rolls)

2 Whisks -> Argentine crosses

Whisk -> Volta spot turn

1 samba walk, whisk

Swivels & restart

2 Cruzados Walks,

2 Cruzados Locks

2 Cruzados Walks

Circular Voltas to L (6)

Contra Botafoga

Circular Voltas to L (4)

Man change of foot - Lady Contra Botafoga

Promenade runs (6)

Drop volta

Samba Side Chasses
  (QQQQ, hold step 5 SS)

3 Travelling voltas (6,4,6) end man F LOD

2 Stationary samba walks

Open rocks (steps 4-9)

Man 2 rev turns then fwd close

Lady 3 rev turns

Open out and close up

Reverse turns (barrow rolls) M 2, L 3

2 Whisks -> Argentine crosses

Whisk -> Volta spot turn

1 samba walk, whisk

Swivels & restart

 

Cha

Cuban Breaks (2&3&4&1&)

Ronde

Spot turn

Sync locks (2&3&4&1&)

Turns (2&3)

Forward Lock (4&1)

2 x forward & backward steps (2&3,4&1)

merenge step (2341)

Ronde, then Hip twist chasse

Turkish towel (x3)

Back lock

Forward lock

Method 3 Change of foot

Back lock (man)

 Dodge

3 x Forward lock (man),
Forward lock, Back lock, Forward lock (lady)

Closes (man), Lady closes and turns

Open hip twist
  (man uses hip twist chasse)
  (lady turns on second bar)

Man (rock, rock, side, close) & lady (closes & 3 walks)

Cucarachas [2&3,4&1, 2&3,4&1] (man), 3 x Forward locks & 1 chasse round the man (lady)

Two handed swivels lady
  (234&1, 234&1)

Cuddle (2341)

Sync forward locks (2&3&) & turns (4&1), man LF & lady RF [like rumba]

New Yorker (PP)

New Yorker (CPP) with ronde

Cuban breaks (2&3&4&1)
- hold double hands

Underarm turn to L (lady)

Natural top

Closed hip twist spiral

New Yorker (CPP)

Spot turn

Cross basics (change direction) 

    

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