Dance

Introductory Choreography – Standard Ballroom

These routines are for JLC Dance beginners class and use only figures found in the Provisional Syllabus of the UKA (with exception of the double forward lock)

Waltz

  • Natural Turn – 123 123
  • Change Step – 123
  • Reverse Turn – 123 123
  • Whisk – 123
  • Chasse – 12&3
  • Natural Spin Turn – 123 123
  • 4-6 Reverse Turn – 123
  • Whisk – 123
  • Chasse – 12&3 (12 bars)

Tango

  1. Walk on left foot – S (1a)
  2. Walk on right foot – S (2a)
  3. Progressive side step – QQS (1a, 2a)
  4. Natural Rock Turn – SQQ SQQSS (1a2a,1a,2a,1a 2a)

Note pause between step 6-7 of Natural Rock Turn to keep in phrase with music Slow

  1. Walk on left foot – S (1a)
  2. Walk on right foot – S (a2)
  3. Basic Reverse Turn – QQS QQS (1a2a, 1a2a) 8 Bars in total

Note Basic Reverse Turn can be substituted for Open Reverse Turn, danced with an Open or Closed Finish.

Alternative ending

  1. Walk on left foot – S (1a)
  2. Walk on right foot – S (2a)
  3. Progressive Link – QQ (1a2a)
  4. Closed Promenade – SQQS (1a2a, 1a2a)

Slow Foxtrot

  • Feather Step – SQQ (1234)
  • Reverse Turn – SQQ SQQ (1234 1234)
  • Three Step – SQQ (1234)
  • 1-3 Natural Turn – SQQ (1234)
  • Impetus Turn – SSS (1234 12) Note Timing
  • Feather Finish -SQQ (34 12)
  • Reverse Turn – SQQ SQQ (34 1234 )
  • Three Step – SQQ (1234)
  • Natural Turn – SQQ SSS (1234 1234 12)

Note this Natural Turn is at a corner thus ending DW of New LOD

  • Natural Turn – SQQ SSS (34 1234 1234 ) 16 bars in total

Note the timing for in Impetus is not as in UKA syllabus as we would end up with a 15 1/2 bar routine.


Quickstep

  • Quarter Turn – SQQS (1234 12)
  • Progressive Chasse – SQQS (34 1234)
  • Forward Lock – SQQS (1234 12)
  • Quarter Turn – SQQS (34 1234)
  • Progressive Chasse – SQQS (1234 12)
  • Forward Lock – SQQS (34 1234)
  • Natural Turn with Hesitation SQQ SSS (1234 1234 12)
  • Reverse Turn – SQQ (34 12)
  • Progressive Chasse – SQQS (34 1234)
  • Double Forward Lock – SQQQQS (1234 12) 16 Bars in total

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