NDCA Approved Figures, Elements, and Restrictions

List of the allowable figures and elements (or restrictions) for the Bronze and Silver levels to be used in NDCA recognized Events. (In the American Style dances any pattern or figure may be danced as long as it is not in conflict with American Style NDCA Approved Figures, Elements & Restrictions)

APPENDIX 1 - NDCA APPROVED FIGURES, ELEMENTS & RESTRICTIONS
Revised January 2014

The following is a list of the allowable figures, elements and or restrictions for the Bronze and Silver levels to be used in NDCA recognized Events. Even though Member Organizations of the NDCA have their own syllabi, this list of allowable figures, elements, and restrictions was developed to ensure a fair and even playing field for anyone entering closed syllabus competitions. Please check this list against your own syllabi to see which figures are allowed for NDCA sanctioned Competitions.

General Level Restrictions

No continuity style in Bronze.

In the American Style dances any pattern or figure may be danced as long as it is not in conflict with American Style NDCA Approved Figures, Elements & Restrictions.

Spirals are not permitted in the Bronze level.

One underarm or solo turn at a time is the maximum allowed in the Bronze level

Elements and figures unique to one dance or style may not be used in another dance, unless specified.

Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold. No entrances are allowed in Closed American or International Style. For example, starting the Gold International Style Cha Cha with an allowed side by side amalgamation would constitute an ÒentranceÓ. A single curtsey facing partner in Viennese Waltz is allowed.

No embellishments of standard figures. No change of levels, head rolls, foot flicks, syncopations or delayed timings unless specifically approved.

American Style Style Waltz - Bronze Level

1. Left Closed Box/Reverse Turn Right Closed Box/Natural Turn

7. Natural Spin Turn (as International Style)

2. Forward Progressive/Change Step, right foot or left foot

8. Forward Twist to Left from P.P.

3. Lady's Underarm Turn to the Right two Measures/6 beats

9. Syncopated Chasse

4. Balance Steps, Hesitations, Fifth Position Breaks

10. Simple Grapevine or Zigzag -no Syncopation

5. Closed Twinkles; may be danced in any direction except Fallaway

11. In & Out Change Steps/Butterfly

6. Cross Body Lead from LF Fwd Hesitation or from 1 3 of Left Closed/Box Reverse Turn

American Style Waltz Restrictions – Bronze Level

Partners may not completely separate. Open Work is limited to single or double hand holds, and may not last for more than eight (8) consecutive measures (24 beats).

No fallaway actions (whisks, 5th position breaks, etc. are not considered fallaway actions).

Open work may not comprise more than 25% of any routine.

No picture lines or figures; i.e. contra check, chair, oversways, lunges, etc.

No continuity style in Bronze Waltz, feet must be closed on three except on allowed figures.

No syncopations other than chasse from Promenade. No syncopated underarm turns.

No foot changes, fakes, shadow, tandem, solo, or same foot figures. Partners must always be on opposite feet.

Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. (No aerial rondes, developes, etc.)

No consecutive pivots left or right, one (1) pivot is allowed.

No entrances are allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold.

No open left or right box turns.

One underarm or solo turn is the maximum allowed in the Bronze level.

American Style Waltz - Silver Level

1. Open Left Box Turn & Open Right Box Turn

9. Weaves

2. Open Twinkles - Single, Progressive, Passing, Flip-Flops

10. Chair and Slip Pivot, Wing, Hairpins

3. Grapevine to Left or Right - single or double hand hold

11. Body & Picture Lines: Oversway, Contra Check, Same Foot Lunge, Right & Left Lunges, Explosions, Hovers – maximum of 2 measures.

4. Running Steps

12. Kicks, Rondes, DevelopesÕ no more than waist high

5. Traveling Crosses

13. Standing Spins – Up to 2 measures with 1 syncopation allowed

6. Syncopated Locks

14. Continuous Partnership Pivots-Up to 2 measures with 1 syncopation allowed

7. Syncopated Underarm Turns-One syncopation per measure

15. Swivels: Fans, Gem, Zig-Zag, Outside

8. Fallaway Reverse Turn Slip Pivot, Fallaway Grapevine

American Style Waltz Restrictions – Silver Level

No entrances allowed; partners must start in a closed or open facing hold.

Shadow work restricted to 8 measures

Partners may not completely separate for more than 1 measure.

Single or double hand hold in facing and shadow positions may not comprise more than 50% of a routine.

No dips or drops below the waist level. No knee drops, sit drops, or floor slashes, Sitting Hens, Horse & Cart, Pot Stirrers, Hinges, Left Whisks, X-Lines, Eros Lines, Throwaway Oversways, Tandem Position

American Style Tango - Bronze Level

1. Tango Walks, All Slows

8. Rocks closed or P.P. May be danced w/ or w/o turn to left or right in any direction

2. Forward Basic, Closed or O.P. SSQQS timing only

9. Single Pivot from P.P.

3. Promenade turning to left or right, SSQQS timing only

10. Linking action to and from P.P.

4. Corte

11. Left Reverse Turn, Open or Closed

5. Open Fan

12. Under Arm Turn Left or Right from Open Fan

6. Open Fan to Same Foot Rocks

13. Twist Turn to Left or Right from P.P.

7. Right Side Fan/Outside Swivel

14. Running Step/Progressive Side Step/Argentine Walks-basic w/alternative rhythm

American Style Tango Restrictioms -Bronze Level

Partners may not completely separate. Open Work is limited to single or double hand holds, and may not last for more than 32 consecutive beats, (16 measures counted in 2/4 time).

No fallaway actions (whisks, 5th position breaks, etc. are not considered fallaway actions).

No foot changes, fakes, shadow, tandem, solo, or same foot figures. Partners must always be on opposite feet except for #6 above.

No consecutive pivots left or right, one (1) pivot is allowed.

No more than four 4 consecutive quicks.

Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. No aerial rondes, developes, ganchos, or hooks, etc.

No syncopations except brush point in the Open Fan (&S).

No entrances are allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold.

Although the Corte is permitted, other picture lines i.e. contra check, chairs, oversways, lunges, etc. are not allowed.

One underarm or solo turn is the maximum allowed in the Bronze level.

American Style Tango - Silver Level

1. Open Right Turn

8. Swivels: Fans, Zig-Zag, Outside, Inside

2. Syncopated Locks & Chasses

9. Kicks, Rondes, Developes no more than waist high

3. Syncopated Underarm Turns-up to two syncopations allowed

10. Ganchos/Hooks, Leg Crawls

4. Fallaway actions

11. Continuous Partnership Pivots-Up to 2 measures with 1 syncopation allowed

5. Chair and Slip Pivot,

12. Standing Spin - Up to 2 measures with 1 syncopation allowed

6. Fallaway Reverse Turn Slip Pivot

13. Back to Back, Traveling Cross

7. Body/Picture Lines: Oversway, Same Foot Lunge, Contra Check, Right & Left Lunges, Explosion, Spanish Drag - maximum of 2 measures.

14. Viennese Crosses

American Style Tango Restrictions – Silver Level

No entrances allowed; partners must start in a closed or open facing hold.

Single or double hand hold in facing and shadow positions may not comprise more than 50% of a routine.

Partners may not completely separate for more than 1 measure.

Shadow work restricted to 8 measures

No dips or drops below the waist level. No knee drops, sit drops, or floor slashes, Sitting Hens, Horse & Cart, Pot Stirrers, Hinges, Left Whisks, X-Lines, Eros Lines, Throwaway Oversways, Tandem Position

American Style Foxtrot – Bronze Level

1. Forward Basic, Closed or O.P. with or without quarter turn - SSQQ

8. Closed Twinkle, may be danced in any direction except Fallaway, must close feet - SQQ

2. Back Basic, Closed or O.P. with or without quarter turn - SSQQ

9. Single Promenade Pivot - SSQQ

3. Promenade - SSQQ

10. Syncopated Chasse - SQQSQ&QSQQ

4. Rock Turn/Ad Lib to Left or Right - SSQQ

11. Forward twist to left from promenade - SSQQ

5. Lady's Underarm Turn to the Right two Measures, 8 beats - SQQSQQ

12. Sway step/Side Balance - SSQQ

6. Left Closed Box/Reverse Turn - SQQ

13. Promenade Underarm Turn - SSQQ

7. Cross Body Lead - SQQ

14. Simple Grapevine or Zigzag, 8 quicks maximum. No Syncopations

American Style Foxtrot Restrictions – Bronze Level

Partners may not completely separate. Open Work is limited to single or double hand holds, and may not last for more than eight (8) consecutive measures (32 beats)

No syncopations other than chasse from Promenade No syncopated underarm turns

Open work may not comprise of more than 25% of any routine

No consecutive pivots right or left, one (1) pivot is allowed

No continuity style in Bronze Foxtrot except Grapevines and Chasses

No picture lines or figures i.e. oversways, contra check, chair, lunges, etc.

No foot changes, fakes, solo, shadow, tandem, or same foot figures. Partners must always be on opposite feet

No fallaway actions (whisks, 5th position breaks, etc. are not considered fallaway actions).

Timing is limited to SSQQ or SQQ in Bronze Foxtrot except for Grapevine actions

Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. No aerial rondes, developes, etc.

Continuous quicks are NOT permitted except in the Simple Grapevine ( #14) or extra chasses/side steps.

No entrances are allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold.

No more than eight (8) quicks, or 2 measures, of a grapevine/zig zag action and must finish with the feet closed

One underarm or solo turn is the maximum allowed in the Bronze level.

American Style Foxtrot– Silver Level

1. Open Left Turn

9. Traveling Cross

2. Open Right Turn

10. Weaves

3. Open Twinkles - Single, Progressive, Passing, Flip-Flops

11. Body/Picture Lines: Oversway, Same Foot Lunge, Contra Check, Right & Left Lunges, Explosion, Hover - maximum of 2 measures.

4. Running Steps

12. Kicks, Rondes, Developes no more than waist high

5. Syncopated Locks

13. Standing Spin - Up to 2 measures with 1 syncopation allowed

6. Syncopated Underarm Turns one syncopation per measure

14. Continuous Partnership Pivots up to 2 measures with 1 syncopation allowed

7. Chair and Slip Pivot, Wing, Hairpins

15. Swivels: Fans, Gem, Zig-Zag, Outside

8. Fallaway Actions, Fallaway Reverse Turn Slip Pivot

American Style Foxtrot Resctrictions– Silver Level

No entrances allowed; partners must start in a closed or open facing hold.

Single or double hand hold in facing and shadow positions may not comprise more than 50% of a routine.

Partners may not completely separate for more than 1 measure.

Shadow work restricted to 8 measures

No dips or drops below the waist level. No knee drops, sit drops, or floor slashes, Sitting Hens, Horse & Cart, Pot Stirrers, Hinges, Left Whisks, X-Lines, Eros Lines, Throwaway Oversways, Tandem Position

American Style Viennese Waltz – Bronze Level

1. Left Turns/Reverse Turns

6. Underarm Turn from Fifth Position Break or Cross Body Lead.

2. Right Turns/Natural Turns

7. Closed Twinkle-May be danced in any direction or alignment

3. Progressive/Change Steps

8. In & Out Change steps/ Butterfly

4. Balance Steps/Hesitations/Fifth Position Breaks

9. Left box w/lady's left or right underarm turn

5. Cross Body Lead and Underarm Turn

American Style Viennese Waltz Resctrictions– Bronze Level

Open work may not comprise of more than 25% of any routine

No open left or right box turns

Syncopations are not permitted

No consecutive pivots right or left, one (1) canter pivot is allowed

Open Work is limited to single or double hand holds, and must finish by the eighth (8th) measure of music (24 beats) from where the action is commenced.

Partners may not completely separate.

American Style Viennese Waltz – Silver Level

1. Left and Right Turns with Underarm Turns

9. Canter Lilts and Canter Spins

2. Progressive Fifth Positions

10. Canter Pivots Up to 2 measures

3. Open Left Turn

11. Body/Picture Lines: Oversway, Same Foot Lunge, Right & Left Lunges, Contra Check, Explosion, Hover - maximum of 2 measures.

4. Open Right Turn

12. Standing Spin - Up to 2 measures with 1 syncopation allowed

5. Open Twinkles-Single, Progressive, Passing, Flip-Flop

13. Kicks, Rondes, Developes no more than waist high

6. Spot Turn Combinations

14. Swivels: Fans, Gem, Outside, Reverse

7. Chair and Slip Pivot

15. Parallel Runs, Traveling Cross

8. Fallaway Position

American Style Viennese Waltz Restrictions – Silver Level

No dips or drops below the waist level. No knee drops, sit drops, or floor slashes, Sitting Hens, Horse & Cart, Pot Stirrers, Hinges, Left Whisks, X-Lines, Eros Lines, Throwaway Oversways, Tandem Position

Single or double hand hold in facing and shadow positions may not comprise more than 50% of a routine.

Partners may not completely separate for more than 1 measure.

No entrances allowed; partners must start in a closed or open facing hold.

Shadow work restricted to 8 measures

American Style Cha Cha - Bronze Level

1. Basic Step, Closed, Single or Double Handhold

8. Cross Over Break with Swivel

2. Cross Over Breaks ‑ single only ‑ no timing changes

9. Fifth Position Breaks

3. Offset Breaks ‑ O.P.

10. Cross Body Lead ‑ May end in Closed, Open or Open Counter Promenade Positions

4. Open Break

11. Three Cha Chas ‑ chasses may be danced forward or back or side

5. Lady's Underarm Turn left or right

12. Back spot turn / Natural Top

6. Walk Around Turns. May be danced under arm or free turn to Right or Left

13. Parallel Breaks/Sweetheart/Cuddle ‑ Same foot is allowed on this pattern

7. Chase Turns ½ Turn or Full

American Style Cha Cha Restrictions - Bronze Level

Partners must use basic Cha Cha timing. No guapacha or other timing changes allowed except the 2&3 chasse in the Three Cha Chas.

No foot changes or fakes, partners must always be on opposite feet except for #13 above

No syncopated turns except for the Underarm Turn Left if danced on the 4&1

Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. No aerial rondes, developes, etc.

Partners may not completely separate for more than one measure of music except Chase Turns

No entrances are allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold

One underarm or solo turn is the maximum allowed in the Bronze level.

No hopping, skipping actions, freezes/holds or picture lines allowed

American Style Cha Cha - Silver Level

1. Open Boxes

6. Twinkles

2. Back to Back, Paseo, Aida, Grapevines

7. Swivels, Push Away Actions, Knee Lift

3. Guapacha Timing & Syncopated Breaks, Cucarachas, and Cuban Breaks using no more than 2 measures

8. Foot Flicks, Rondes, and DevelopeÕ Actions no more than waist high

4. Half Moon

9. Forward Spot/Reverse Top

5. Challenge

10. ManÕs Foot Changes

American Style Cha Cha Restrictions - Silver Level

No entrances allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold.

No dips or drops below waist level. No knee drops, sit drops, floor slashes, sitting hens, horse and carts, pot stirrers, or standing spins for man or lady are allowed.

Partners may not completely separate for more than two measures of music with the exception of chase turns and chase turn variations

Continuous partnership pivots are allowed up to two measures but may include only one syncopation.

American Style Rumba - Bronze Level

1. Box Step

7. Open Break ‑ May end in Closed, Open or Open Counter Promenade Positions

2. Cuban Walks ‑ Closed and Open may be danced in side by side position

8. Cross Over Breaks

3. Lady's Underarm Turn to Right or Left

9. Offset Breaks O.P.

4. Rock Steps & Breaks Forward, side or back

10. Walk Around Turn May be danced under arm or free turn to Right or Left

5. Cross Body Lead/Turn may end in Closed, Open or Open Counter Promenade Positions

11. Back Spot Turn/ Natural Top

6. Fifth Position Breaks

American Style Rumba Restrictions - Bronze Level

Partners may not completely separate for more than one measure of music

One underarm or solo turn is the maximum allowed in the Bronze level

The timing for Bronze Rumba may be either SQQ or QQS. No other timing is permitted, no foot changes or fakes, partners must always be on opposite feet.

No entrances are allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold

Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. No aerial rondes, developes, etc.

No hopping, skipping actions, freezes/holds or picture lines allowed

American Style Rumba - Silver Level

1. Open Boxes

8. Spiral Actions: Rope Spinning, Curl, Spiral

2. Snap, Quick and Double Underarm Turns

9. Swivels

3. Grapevine

10. Solo Spin Exits

4. Fencing Lines

11. Syncopated Figures using no more than 2 measures/bars

5. Forward Spot Turn, Reverse Top ,Continuous Forward & Back Spot Turns with or without LadyÕs UAT

12. ManÕs Foot Changes

6. Back to Back, Paseo, Aida

13. Rondes and DevelopeÕ Actions-No more than waist high

7. Parallel Walks

American Style Rumba Restrictions - Silver Level

No entrances allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold.

No dips or drops below waist level. No knee drops, sit drops, floor slashes, sitting hens, horse and carts, pot stirrers, or standing spins for man or lady are allowed.

Partners may not completely separate for more than two measures of music with the exception of chase turns and chase turn variations

Continuous partnership pivots are allowed up to two measures but may include only one syncopation.

American Style Swing - Bronze Level

1. Basic w/ or w/o Turn left or right

9. Lindy Whip ‑ up to four quicks

2. Lady's Underarm Turn to Right

10. Hitch Kicks

3. Lady's and Man's Underarm Turn to Left

11. Lindy Whip with underarm turn L or R or hand change rollout‑ up to 4 quicks

4. Throwaway

12. Stop and Go/Peek‑a‑Boo

5. Tuck in Turn/American Spin/Lady's Free Spin

13. Back Walks & Points

6. Continuous Tuck in Turn –maximum of 4 consecutive chasses

14. Swing Walks/Promenade Walks/ Jive Walks

7. Back Pass/change hands behind back

15. Sugar Foot Swivels – no more than 4 quicks

8. Sweetheart/Cuddle/Wrap

American Style Swing Restrictions - Bronze Level

Partners may not separate completely for more than one measure of music

No foot changes or fakes, partners must always be on opposite feet

No side by side work is allowed in Bronze

Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. No aerial rondes, developes, etc.

One underarm or solo turn is the maximum allowed in the Bronze level

Use of hand shake holds, double hand holds are permitted

No hopping, skipping actions, freezes/holds or picture lines allowed

No entrances are allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing 2hold

No continuous chasses, 1&2&3&4&

No swivel action figures, Except for Sugar foot swivels e.g. Swing swivels/Sugar Foot/Chicken walks, Toe-Heel Swivels

No more than 4 consecutive chasses, 1&2, 3&4, 5&6, 7&8

American Style Swing - Silver Level

1. Swiveling Actions: Chicken Walks, Toe-Heel Swivels, Fallaway, Boogie Woogie

2. Sailor Shuffles

8. Solo Spins

3. Double Underarm Turns

9. Skipping and Hopping Actions and Freezes/Holds -No more than 4 beats

4. Lindy Wraps

10. Head Loops, Miami Special

5. Pushaway Actions

11. Manhattan

6. Tunnels

12. Foot Flicks, Rondes, and DevelopeÕ Actions -No more than waist high

7. Progressive & Continuous Chasses

13. ManÕs Foot Changes

American Style Swing Restrictions - Silver Level

No entrances allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold.

No dips or drops below waist level. No knee drops, sit drops, floor slashes, sitting hens, horse and carts, pot stirrers, or standing spins for man or lady are allowed.

Partners may not completely separate for more than two measures of music with the exception of chase turns and chase turn variations

Continuous partnership pivots are allowed up to two measures but may include only one syncopation.

American Style Bolero - Bronze Level

1. Basic

7. Free Walk Around Turn from Cross Over

2. Open Break - Man may use Flex Point

8. Side Passes Left and Right

3. Fifth Position Breaks

9. Open Cuban Walks, Open and Closed Positions ‑ may be danced in side by side position

4. Cross Over Breaks

10. Rock steps - May be danced in any direction

5. Cross Body Lead ‑ May end in Closed, Open or Open Counter Promenade Positions

11. Back spot turn / Natural Top

6. Lady's Underarm Turns to Left and Right

American Style Bolero Restrictions - Bronze Level

Partners may not completely separate for more than one measure of music

Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. (No aerial rondes, developes, etc.).

Timing for Bolero must be SQQ. No other timing is permitted. No syncopations allowed.

No entrances are allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold

One underarm or solo turn is the maximum allowed in the Bronze level

No hopping, skipping actions, freezes/holds or picture lines allowed

No foot changes or fakes. Partners must always be on opposite feet

American Style Bolero - Silver Level

1. Syncopated Figures, Turns, Spins, Solo Spin exits-No more than one syncopation per measure

7. Spiral Actions, Rope Spinning, Curl, Spiral

2. Grapevine

8. Forward Spot/Reverse Top

3. Swivels

9. Continuous Forward/Back Spot Turns with or without LadyÕs Underarm Turn

4. Back to Back, Paseo, Aida

10. Body Lines: Oversway, Contra Check, Same Foot Lunge, R/L Side Lunges, Explosion

5. Continuous and Double Underarm Turns

11. Rondes and DevelopeÕ Actions no more than waist high

6. Parallel Walks

12. ManÕs Foot Changes

American Style Bolero Restrictions - Bronze Level

No dips or drops below waist level. No knee drops, sit drops, floor slashes, sitting hens, horse and carts, pot stirrers, or standing spins for man or lady are allowed.

No dips or drops below waist level. No knee drops, sit drops, floor slashes, sitting hens, horse and carts, pot stirrers, or standing spins for man or lady are allowed.

Partners may not completely separate for more than two measures of music with the exception of chase turns and chase turn variations

Continuous partnership pivots are allowed up to two measures but may include only one syncopation

American Style Mambo - Bronze Level

1. Basic, open, closed, progressive w/ or w/o turn to right or left

9. Chase Turns ½ or full

2. Open Break

10. Side Breaks

3. Offset Breaks O.P.

11. Promenade Walks

4. Fifth Position Breaks

12. Cross Over Break with Swivel

5. Cross Over Breaks

13. Progressive Walks

6. Lady's Underarm Turn to Right and Left

14. Parallel Breaks/Sweetheart/Cuddle ‑ same foot is allowed

7. Walk Around Turn to left or right

15. Back spot turn / Natural Top

8. Cross Body Lead ‑ May end in Closed, Open or Open Counter Promenade Positions

American Style Mambo Restrictions - Bronze Level

Partners may not completely separate for more than one measure of music

No entrances are allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold

Couples must break on the two beat in Mambo. No other timing is permitted

One underarm or solo turn is the maximum allowed in the Bronze level

No foot changes or fakes. Partners must always be on opposite feet except for #14 above

No hopping, skipping actions, freezes/holds or picture lines allowed

Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. No aerial rondes, developes, etc.

American Style Mambo - Silver Level

1. Open Boxes

9. Back to Back/Paseo/Aida

2. Passes & Riff Turns

10. Parallel Walks & Turns

3. Double Underarm Turns

11. Forward Spot/Reverse Top

4. Spiral Actions: Rope Spinning, Curl, Spiral

12. Continuous Forward/Back Spot Turns with or without LadyÕs Underarm Turn

5. Head Loops/Neck Wraps

13. Kick Styling & Knee Lifts

6. Grapevine

14. Skipping and Hopping Actions and Freezes/Holds -No more than 4 beats

7. Half Moon

15. Foot Flicks, Rondes and DevelopeÕ Actions

8. Swivels

16. ManÕs Foot Changes

American Style Mambo Restrictions - Silver Level

No entrances allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold.

No dips or drops below waist level. No knee drops, sit drops, floor slashes, sitting hens, horse and carts, pot stirrers, or standing spins for man or lady are allowed.

Partners may not completely separate for more than two measures of music with the exception of chase turns and chase turn variations

Continuous partnership pivots are allowed up to two measures but may include only one syncopation.

Peabody - Bronze Level

1. Six & Eight Count Right Turns

5. Twinkles ‑ Forward & Backward

2. Six & Eight Count Left Turns

6. Right & Left Underarm Turns

3. Running Steps / Gallops

7. Grapevines

4. Locks ‑ Forward & Backward

Peabody Restrictions - Bronze Level

1. May not separate completely. Open work limited to single or double hand holds and may not last for more than 4 consecutive measures (8 beats).

6. No picture line or figures i.e. oversways, contrachecks, chairs, lunges, etc.

2. Open work may not comprise of more than 25% of any routine.

7. No fallaway actions, whisks, 5th position breaks, etc. are not considered fallaway actions

3. No foot changes/fakes, partners must always be on opposite feet.

8. One underarm or solo turn is the maximum allowed in the Bronze level.

4. No solo, shadow, or same foot figures

9. Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. No aerial rondes, developes, etc.

5. Continuous quicks are not permitted except in running steps/gallops and grapevines. No more than eight quicks.

10. No entrances are allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold

American Style Samba - Bronze Level

1. Basic - Closed or box, w/ or w/o turn

7. Twinkles/Bota Fogos, Single, Double, Progressive, Forward & Back, PP & CPP

2. Side Basic/5th Position/Whisk

8. Open or Progressive 5th Positions

3. Left or Right Underarm Turns

9. Open Break

4. Extended Basic - Chasses

10. Cross Body Lead

5. Promenade/Samba Walks/Rocks/Conversas, Copas

11. Voltas

6. Open Counter Promenade/Samba Walks/Rocks

American Style Samba Restrictions - Bronze Level

1. Partners may not completely separate for more than 4 beats of of music.

5. Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. No aerial rondes, developes, etc.

2. No side by side work allowed.

6. Double‑hand holds and hand‑shake holds are allowed.

3. One underarm or solo turn is the maximum allowed in the Bronze level

7. No entrances are allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold

4. No foot changes/fakes, partners must always be on opposite feet.

Merengue - Bronze Level

1. Chasses - Forward, Backward, Side

6. Back Spot Turn / Natural Top

2. Walks - Forward, Backward, Promenade

7. Wrap/Cuddle/Sweetheart

3. Basic Left or Right Underarm Turns

8. Ibo Walks

4. 5th Position Breaks

9. Promenade Swivels

5. Left Rock Turns

10. Pretzel/Hammerlock

Merengue Restrictions - Bronze Level

1. Partners must use basic Merengue timing except in Ibo Walks

5. No foot changes/fakes, partners must always be on opposite feet.

2. Slow & Quick chasses are permitted

6. Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. No aerial rondes, developes, etc.

3. No syncopations allowed except in quick chasses – maximum 4 beats

7. Partners may not completely separate more than one measure of music except in Ibo Walks.

4. One underarm or solo turn is the maximum allowed in the Bronze level

8. No entrances are allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold

West Coast Swing - Bronze Level

1. Basic/Sugar Push

5. Basic Whip

2. Passes & Underarm Turns Left & Right

6. Basket/Wrap Whip

3. Tuck In Turns

7. Whip w/ Underarm Turn Left or Right or hand change rollout.

4. Wrap/Cuddle/Sweetheart

8. Hitch Kicks

West Coast Swing Restrictions - Bronze Level

1. Partners may not separate completely for more than one measure of music (4 beats)

6. Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. No aerial rondes, developes, etc.

2. No side by side work allowed

7. Use of hand‑shake holds, double hand holds are permitted

3. One underarm or solo turn is the maximum allowed in the Bronze level

8. Syncopated spins are not allowed

4. No more than six consecutive quicks allowed in whips

9. No entrances are allowed. Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold

5. No foot changes/fakes, partners must always be on opposite feet

Hustle - Bronze Level

1. Basic ‑ in place, turning left or right, closed or open position

6. Lady's Underarm or solo Spin to Left ‑ 1 ½ turns maximum

2. Left or Right Underarm Turns ‑ Man and Lady

7. Throwaway

3. Wrap/Cuddle/Sweetheart

8. Back Pass

4. Pretzel/Hammerlock

9. Shoulder Drapes / Head Combs

5. New York Walks

Hustle Restrictions - Bronze Level

1. The timing for hustle is &1,2,3 or 1,2&3 or 1,2,3,4. No extra syncopations.

4. No continuous spins.

2. Partners may not separate completely for more than one measure of music (4 beats).

5. Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. No aerial rondes, developes, etc.

3. No side by side work allowed.

6. Use of hand‑shake holds double hand holds are permitted.

General Restrictions for International Style

Elements and figures unique to one dance or style may not be used in another dance, unless specified. For example, the Plait from Samba may not be used in Rumba, or the Double Reverse Spin may not be used in Foxtrot.

No extended Weave actions in Bronze or Silver International Foxtrot. Weaves may be extended 2 counts in Gold. No change of levels, head rolls, foot flicks, syncopations or delayed timings unless specifically approved.

Partners must start in a closed or open facing hold. No entrances are allowed in Closed syllabus events. For example, starting the Gold International Style Cha Cha with an allowed side by side amalgamation would constitute an "entrance". A single curtsey facing partner in Viennese Waltz is allowed. No embellishments of standard figures.

Elements must be completed, but partial steps may be danced (e.g., half a Mooch is acceptable. The V6 element does not have to be followed by a Forward Lock Step. Cuban Rocks may not be danced in Fan Position.

International Waltz

Bronze

Silver

Closed Changes

Weave from Promenade Position

Natural Turn

Closed Telemark

Reverse Turn

Open Telemark & Cross Hesitation

Natural Spin Turn

Open Telemark & Wing

Whisk

Open Impetus & Cross Hesitation

Chasse from Promenade Position

Open Impetus & Wing

Closed Impetus

Outside Spin

Hesitation Change

Turning Lock

Outside Change

Drag Hesitation

Reverse Corte

Fallaway Whisk

Back Whisk

Gold

Basic Weave

Left Whisk

Double Reverse Spin

Contra Check

Reverse Pivot

Closed Wing

Back Lock

Turning Lock to Right

Progressive Chasse to Right

Fallaway Reverse & Slip Pivot

Hover Corte

Fallaway Whisk

International Tango

Bronze

Silver

LF or RF Walk

Promenade Link | Reverse Promenade Link

Progressive Side Step

Four Step

Progressive Link

Back Open Promenade

Closed Promenade

Outside Swivel

Rock Turn

Fallaway Promenade

Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside

Four Step Change

Back Corte

Brush Tap

Open Reverse Turn, Lady in Line

Gold

Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn

Fallaway Four Step

Open Promenade

Oversway

Left Foot and Right Foot Rocks

Basic Reverse Turn

Natural Twist Turn

The Chase

Natural Promenade Turn

Fallaway Reverse & Slip Pivot

Five Step

Contra Check

International Foxtrot

Bronze

Silver (continued)

Feather

Hover Cross

Three Step

Open Telemark, Open Natural, Outside Swivel and Feather Ending

Natural Turn

Open Impetus

Reverse Turn

Weave from Promenade Position

Closed Impetus & Feather Finish

Reverse Wave

Natural Weave

Change of Direction

Basic Weave

Silver

Gold

Closed Telemark

Natural Twist Turn

Open Telemark & Feather Ending

Curved Feather to Back Feather

Top Spin

Natural Zig-Zag from Promenade Position

Hover Feather

Fallaway Reverse & Slip Pivot

Hover Telemark

Natural Hover Telemark

Natural Telemark

Bounce Fallaway with Weave Ending

International Quickstep

Bronze

Silver

Quarter Turn to R

Checked / Underturned Tipple Chasse

Natural Turn

Quick Open Reverse

Natural Turn with Hesitation

Fishtail

Natural Pivot Turn

Running Right Turn

Natural Spin Turn

Four Quick Run

Progressive Chasse

V6

Chasse Reverse Turn

Closed Telemark

Forward Lock

Gold

Closed Impetus

Cross Swivel

Back Lock

Six Quick Run

Reverse Pivot

Rumba Cross

Progressive Chasse to Right

Tipsy to Right and Left

Tipple Chasse to Right

Hover Corte

Running Finish

Natural Turn & Back Lock

Double Reverse Spin

Zig-Zag Back Lock, Running Finish

Cross Chasse

Change of Direction

International Viennese Waltz

Bronze

Silver

Reverse Turn

Reverse Fleckerl

Natural Turn

Gold

Forward Change

Natural Fleckerl

Backward Change

Contra Check

International Latin Notes, Dance Positions & Holds

Special notes and restrictions for all dances

  1. Couples remain in a standing position at all times.
  2. Couples dance only figures for the level entered. i.e. Bronze, Silver, Gold but Figures from lower levels can also be used.
  3. Make special note that some lower level figures have developments at a higher level. For example in the Rumba and Cha Cha, the Fan is Bronze, but the Fan Development is Silver. This is noted with an asterik * beside the figure.
  4. Couples must use the dance position hold allowed for the figure and level being danced as noted in the charts below.
  5. Positions given in the charts below are with hold unless noted as Òno holdÓ or Ò release holdÓ. When allowed partners may only release hold for a maximum of two bars before regaining an allowable hold.
  6. At no time in any of the allowable positions are the couples further away from each other than a comfortable arms length. The only exception is the There and Back in Cha Cha.
  7. Couples must use only the acceptable timing for the figure and level being danced
  8. When a timing in a figure has no weight change that is noted by putting that count in parenthesis. For example Rumba timing 2,3,4(1)

Descriptions of Allowable Dance Position and Holds

ÒNormal HoldÓ (classic hold) - partners facing each other in closed position, promenade position, counter promenade position or outside partner. Man holding ladyÕs right hand in his left hand, mans R hand on ladyÕs back and ladyÕs hand on the manÕs left arm or shoulder. Hold may vary slightly depending on the ÒpositionÓ and distance of the partners to one another.

Closed Position - facing partner, slightly apart - includes outside partner for shoulder to shoulder

a. normal hold – allowed in all dances

b. manÕs left hand holding ladies right hand

c. manÕs right hand holding ladies left hand – not in Paso Doble

d. no hold – maximum 2 consecutive bars –Rumba and Cha Cha only.

Contact Position Facing partner with light body contact and normal hold.

Open Position – facing and away from partner, approximately at arms length.

Left hand holding LadyÕs right hand.

a. right hand holding ladyÕs right hand

b. no hold – rumba and Cha Cha only

c. double hold, left hand holding ladyÕs right hand and right hand holding ladyÕs left hand.

Fan Position – Lady at 90 degree angle to man on his left side on an imaginary line about 6 inches in front of him. Left hand holding ladyÕs right hand, manÕs feet apart, weight on RF, lady LF back, weight on LF.

Promenade Position – Lady on manÕs right side with the manÕs right and ladyÕs left side towards each other, and the opposite side of the body turned outwards to form the shape of a ÔVÕ. Normal Hold.

Open Promenade Position - Lady on ManÕs right side with the ManÕs right and LadyÕs left side towards each other, slightly apart, and the opposite side of the body turned outwards to form the shape of a ÔVÕ. Normal Hold.

a. Right hand holding LadyÕs left hand – rumba and cha cha only

b. Left hand holding LadyÕs right hand

c. No hold - rumba and cha cha only

d. Right hand on ladyÕs back, left to right hand hold released – Gold Samba only

e. Double hand hold – Jive toe Heel Swivels Break Ending

Counter Promenade Position – Lady on manÕs left side with manÕs left side and ladyÕs right side towards each other, slightly apart, and the opposite side of the body turned outwards to form the shape of a ÒVÓ. Normal Hold

Open Counter Promenade Position – Lady on manÕs left side and LadyÕs right side towards her partner, slightly more apart than Counter Promenade Position, and the opposite side of the body turned outwards to form the shape of a ÔVÕ – normal hold.

a. Left hand holding LadyÕs right hand.

b. No hold – Rumba, Cha Cha and Silver Jive only

c. Left hand on ladyÕs back – Gold Samba only

Right Side Position – Lady on ManÕs right side, both facing the same way. Normal Hold, right to left hand hold, Alternative hold - ManÕs Right hand/arm on or across LadyÕs back and LadyÕs Left hand/arm on or across the manÕs shoulder. manÕs left hand (ladyÕs right hand released), or no hold.

Left Side Position - Lady on ManÕs left side, both facing the same way. Left to right hand hold, Alternative hold - ManÕs left hand/arm on or across LadyÕs back and LadyÕs right hand/arm on or across the manÕs shoulder. ManÕs right hand and ladyÕs left hand released, no hold.

Tandem Position - Lady directly in front or behind the Man, both facing the same way. With or without hand hold depending on the figure.

Right Shadow Position – Lady on manÕs right side slightly in advance, both facing the same way. Lady can be behind the man cha cha Turkish towel.

  • Hold 1 – right hand placed on or just below ladyÕs right shoulder blade, left hand holding ladyÕs left hand, wrist or lower arm.
  • Hold 2 – Right arm is behind ladyÕs back, right hand holding her left hand and left hand holding her right hand. LadyÕs arms across front of her body just below chest level with her right arm above her left arm (Ôcuddle holdÓ)
  • Hold 3 – Right hand placed on or just below LadyÕs right shoulder blade, left hand holding her right hand in front of the bodies just below chest level. The ladyÕs left arm is held across the front of her body, either just below or above the joined hands.

Left Shadow Position - Lady on manÕs left side, slightly in advance or slightly behind the man, both facing the same way.

Right Contra Position – Man and Lady moving, or positioned to move. Towards partnerÕs right side. Partners on the same foot. Gold Samba only

Left Contra Position – Man and Lady moving, or positioned to move, towards parnerÕs left side. Partners on the same foot. Gold Samba only

Fallaway – As promenade position moving in a backwards direction.

Inverted Promenade – Lady on manÕs right side, almost back to back, with manÕs right side and ladyÕs left side towards each other about 12 inches apart, and the opposite side of the body turned outwards to form the shape of a ÒVÓ. Right hand holding ladyÕs left hand or no hold.

Inverted Counter Promenade – Lady on manÕs left side, almost back to back. ManÕs left side and ladyÕs right side towards each other about 12 inches apart, and the opposite side of the body turned outwards to form the shape of a ÒVÓ . Left hand holding ladyÕs right hand or no hold.

INTERNATIONAL STYLE CHA CHA CHA

note: figures with an * have a development at a higher level.

Bronze Cha Cha figures

Timing

Position and Dance Holds

1

Basic Movements

Closed

23,4&1,23,4&1

Closed Position Normal Hold

Open

23,4&1,23,4&1

Closed or Open Position L to R hold

In place

23,4&1,23,4&1

Closed Position Normal Hold

Alternative Basic (from Rumba)

23,4&1,2&3,4&1

Closed Position Normal Hold or no hold (max 2 bars)

*

2

New York to Left or Right Side Position

23,4&1

LSP L hand hold or RSP R hand hold

3

Spot Turns to Left or Right

23,4&1

RSP or LSP, release hold (one bar),regain hold for next figure

Switch Turns Left or Right

23,4&1

RSP or LSP, release hold (one bar),regain hold for next figure

Underarm Turns (UA) Left or Right

23,4&1

Left to Right hand hold.

4

Shoulder to Shoulder (left side or right side)

23,4&1

O. Partner L side or R side.Normal,L to R , 2 hand hold,no hold

5

Hand to Hand- Right Side Position

23,4&1

RSP R to L hand hold or Alt RSP hold, end in closed or RSP

Left Side Position

LSP L to R hand hold or Alt LSP hold, end in closed or LSP

6

Three Cha Cha Cha's (forward and back)

23,4&1,2&3,4&1

Closed or Open Position, Normal, L to R, double, or no hold

Forward in RSP

23,4&1,2&3,4&1

RSP R to L hand hold or Alt.RSP Hold (last 3 steps can face partner)

Forward in LSP

23,4&1,2&3,4&1

LSP L to R hand hold or Alt. LSP Hold (last 3 steps can face partner)

7

Side Steps (to Left or Right)

23,4&1

Closed Position Normal Hold or L to R hand hold

8

There and Back

23,4&1,23,4&1

Closed Position, ** Open with no hold, Regain hold

*

9

Time Steps

23,4&1

Closed or Open Position without hold

*

10

Fan

23,4&1,23,4&1

Closed to Fan Position

*

11

Alemana

23,4&1,23,4&1

Fan position , underarm turn, Closed position.

*

12

Hockey Stick

23,4&1,23,4&1

Fan position, L UA turn, open position

*

13

Natural Top

23,4&1 -1 or 3 bars

Closed Position Normal Hold

*

14

Natural Opening Out Movement

23,4&1

Normal Hold throughout,Closed position,RSP,end in Closed Position

15

Closed Hip Twist

23,4&1,23,4&1

Normal Hold Closed position to RSP,end in Fan Position

Bronze Alternative Cha Cha timings - none

Bronze Alternative Cha Cha Positions and Holds

Figures with "no hold" can be done for a maximum of 2 consecutive bars then regain an allowable hold for the next figure.

Bronze - 1. Closed Basic Movement can end in Open CPP

Bronze - 8. ** There and Back is the only figure where the partners are further apart than a comfortable arms reach.

Bronze -11. Alemana- may end in Open CPP, or towards partners Right Side to follow with opening out movement or closed hip twist.

Bronze -11. Alemana may also Commence in open position L to R hand hold (Lady will make one complete turn on this Alemana)

Bronze -12 Hockey Stick can end in Open CPP or side and sl fwd for shoulder to shoulder.

Bronze -15. closed hip twist can also end in open position and open Counter Promenade Position.

Bronze Special Cha Cha notes:

1. Spot Turns, Switch Turns and Underarm turns (Lady) may rotate up to one full turn over a bar of music

2. Partners are on opposite feet at all times, except on the Chase Turn in Silver and Foot Changes at Gold Level

3. Bronze-alternative to compact chasse danced on 3-5 of Alemana and Hockey stick, man may dance LF side, replace RF and close LF to RF 4&1.

4. Bronze-a Cuban break chasse 4&1 may be danced by the man on steps 8,9,10 of the Alemana or Hockey Stick.

Silver Cha Cha figures

Timing

Position and Dance Holds

16

Open Hip Twist

23,4&1,23,4&1

Open Position L to R hand hold, end in Fan Position

17

Reverse Top

23,4&1 3 bars

Contact Position Normal Hold throughout

18

Opening out from Reverse Top

23,4&1

Contact Position Normal Hold to end in Fan Position

19

Aida

23,4&1

Contact Position Normal Hold, end in LSP L to R Hand Hold

Ending #1 Rock and spot turn

23,4&1,23,4&1

LSP L to R Hand Hold,release hold, end in closed or LSP L to R Hold

Ending #2 Switch and UA turn to R

23,4&1,23,4&1

LSP L to R Hand Hold, Closed Position,UA turn,end Closed Pos.

20

Spiral Turns (Lady)

Spiral ( Left Underarm)

23,4&1,23,4&1

Closed Pos. Normal Hold to RSP,spiral UA L, End in Fan Position

Curl (Left Underarm)

23,4&1,23,4&1

Open Position L to R Hand Hold,Curl UA L, end in Fan Position

Rope Spinning

23,4&1,23,4&1

Lady on man's R side facing opposite direction. L to R Hand Hold

(Spiral Right UA on end of prev figure)

Lady fwd behind man's back, LSP, end in Closed Position

*

21

Cross Basic

23,4&1,23,4&1

Closed Position Normal Hold throughout.

22

Cuban Breaks

2&3&4&1

Closed or Open Position,Open PP, Open CPP,RSP,LSP with or without hold

Split Cuban Breaks

2&3,4&1

Closed or Open Position,Open PP, Open CPP,RSP,LSP with or without hold

23

Chase- Man ( first and 4th bar 2(3)4&1)

23,4&1 4 bars

Open Position No Hold, Tandem Position lady behind, Lady in front,

Lady

23,4&1 4 bars

Lady behind, Lady spin to end in Open Position No Hold.

*Time Steps in Guapacha

(2)a3,4&1

Closed or Open Position without hold

*New York in Guapacha

(2)a3,4&1

in LSP and/or RSP

*Fan Development

23,4&1

Closed position Normal hold, Promenade Position, Fan Position

*Hockey Stick to LSP and forward runs

23,4&1,23,4&1

Fan Position, UA L ending in LSP L to R hand hold

*Natural opening out movement end in contact

23,4&1

Normal Hold throughout,Closed position,RSP,end in Contact Position

Silver Alternative Cha Cha timings

Silver - Guapacha Timing (2)a3,4&1 can be used in the New York in LSP or RSP and #21 Cross Basic

Silver - Fan Development may use Guapacha timing on steps 6 to 10 (2) a3, 4&1

Silver - #17 - Reverse Top may be danced for two bars to follow with opening out from reverse top, Aida,6-10 of a spiral

Silver Alternative Cha Cha Positions and Holds

Figures with "no hold" can be done for a maximum of 2 consecutive bars then regain an allowable hold for the next figure.

Silver - Closed Hip Twist, Open Hip Twist, Spiral, and Curl can also end in Open Counter Promenade Position, Open Position, Contact Position

Silver - #19 Aida- may follow a Curl or Spiral

Silver - # 20 Rope Spinning may also end in Open CPP or forward toward the Man's R Side

Silver Special Cha Cha notes:

1. Spot Turns, Switch Turns and Underarm turns (Lady) may rotate up to one full turn over a bar of music

2. Partners are on opposite feet at all times, except on the Chase Turn in Silver and Foot Changes at Gold Level

5. Silver - Ronde Chasse (man), twist Chasse (man) or Lady on the closed hip twist and Slip Chasse (man) on the Open Hip Twist

6. Silver - man may dance a cuban break 2&3&4&1 while lady dances a time step or vice versa

Gold Cha Cha figures

Timing

Position and Dance Holds

24

Advanced Hip Twist

23,4&1,23,4&1

Closed Position Normal Hold to RSP, end in fan Position

25

Hip Twist Spiral

23,4&1,23,4&1

Close Position Normal Hold to RSP,Lady UA spiral L, end in Open CPP

26

Turkish Towel

23,4&1 6 bars

Open Position R to R Hold, Lady UA to R,L Shadow man in front,

R Shadow man in front, repeat Shadow pos., end I Open Position

27

Sweetheart

23,4&1 6 bars

Open Position R to R Hold,RSP R to R and L to L hold, maintain

hold for LSP and RSP, Release two hand hold to end in Fan Position

28

Follow my Leader

23,4&1 6 bars

Open Position L to R Hold,Tandem position Lady behind, then Lady

In front, repeat two Tandem positions, end in Open Position

29

Foot Changes - 4 methods (see notes below)

* Alemana to adv. Hip twist (see note below)

23,4&1 3 bars

Open Position R to R hand hold. end Left to R hold in Fan Position

*Natural Top with lady's left underarm turn

23,4&1 3 bars

closed position normal hold, underarm turn on count 23 (RL),end

*Cross Basic with Lady's Spriral UA L

Gold Alternative Cha Cha timings - same as for Silver

Gold Alternative Cha Cha Positions and Holds

Figures with "no hold" can be done for a maximum of 2 consecutive bars then regain an allowable hold for the next figure.

Gold - Alemana - may commence in open position with a R to R hand hold, Lady making a full turn on the Alemana and follow with an Advanced Hip Twist with R to R Hold, ending in Fan Position regaining L to R Hold.

Gold -#24 Advanced Hip Twist may also end in Open Counter Promenade Position, Open Position , Contact Position

Gold - #27 Sweetheart . Right and Left Shadow Hold may be used in place of RSP AND LSP.

Gold - #29 Foot Changes - There are four methods of using a foot change

Two methods To achieve RSP, Right Shadow, or Tandem Position (Lady in Front) with partners on the same foot (no hold,R to L Hold,R.Shadow)

1. Lady dances an open basic 23,4&1, 23,4&1 Man dances Open basic 23,4&1,23 then foot change 4,1 turning 1/2 R to achieve position.

2. Lady- 3 bars of an open basic. Man dances two bars of open basic. Then foot change 2 turning 1/2 to R to achieve position (3).

Two methods to resolve from position achieved to return to Open Position

3. Man repeats foot change as in #1 above while Lady dances normal timing. End in Open Position.

4. Man repeats foot change as in #2 above while Lady dances normal timing. End in Open Position.

Figures that may be danced with Man & Lady using the same foot, having achieved RSP, R. Shadow or Tandem (Lady in front) are:

Any Basic Movement, Ronde or Twist Chasse, Spot or Switch Turns, Time Steps, Cuban Breaks and Split Cuban Breaks

Gold Special Cha Cha notes:

1. Spot Turns, Switch Turns and Underarm turns (Lady) may rotate up to one full turn over a bar of music

2. Partners are on opposite feet at all times, except on the Chase Turn in Silver and Foot Changes at Gold Level

INTERNATIONAL STYLE SAMBA

note: figures with an * have a development at a higher level.

Bronze Samba Figures

Timing

Dance hold and position notes

1

Basic Movements - Natural, Reverse, Side and

Normal Hold

Progressive

1a2 or 1(2)

Normal Hold

2

Whisks L and Right

1a2

Normal Hold

with Lady's Underarm Turn

1a2

Normal Hold

3

Samba Walks

Promenade

1a2

Normal Hold

Side

1a2

Normal Hold

Stationary

1a2

Normal Hold

4

Rhythm Bounce

a1a2

Any Allowable Dance Position and Hold

5

Volta Movements

Traveling

1a2a1a2

Normal Hold

6

Traveling Bota Fogos Forward

1a2

Normal Hold

7

Criss Cross Bota Fogos

1a2

Open CPP and Open Promenade

8

Traveling Bota Fogos Back

1a2

Normal Hold

9

Bota Fogos to Promenade and Counter Promenade

1a2

Normal Hold

10

Criss Cross Voltas

1a2a1a2

Open PP, Open CPP, end in Closed Position

11

Solo Spot Volta

1a2 or 1a2a1a2

Release Hold (Maximum 2 bars)

12

Foot Changes

Closed to Right Shadow

man 12 Lady 1a2

Closed to Right Shadow

Right Shadow to Closed

man 12 Lady 1a2

Right Shadow to Closed

Promenade to Right Shadow

man 12 Lady 1a2

Promenade to Right Shadow

13

Shadow Traveling Volta

1a2a1a2

Right Shadow Position

14

Reverse Turn

1a2 or SQQ

Normal Hold

15

Corta Jaca (man RF forward,lady LF back)

SQQQQQQ

Normal Hold

16

Closed Rocks

SQQ

Normal Hold

Bronze Special Samba Notes

1. The principle of the Rhythm bounce is to start the dance, or as a means of achieving good phrasing or as a foot change. It can be used max 2 pars in any position.

2. Partners must be on opposite feet except when in Right Shadow Position

3. Release hold only on solo spot voltas for no more than 2 bars of music or by the lady for one bar to achieve a foot change

4. Figures allowed in Right Shadow Position are: Bronze and Silver - Samba Walks, Traveling Bota Fogos Forward, Shadow Traveling Voltas, Rhythm Bounce.

5. Maximum amount of turn on Spot Voltas in one full turn per bar.

Silver Samba Figures

Timing

Dance hold and position notes

17

Open Rocks

SQQ

Normal Hold

18

Back Rocks

SQQ

Normal Hold

19

Plait

SS QQS

Normal Hold or L to R hand hold

20

Rolling off the Arm

123, 123

RSP Dbl hand hold, RSP R to L hand hold, end in Closed or R.Shadow

21

Argentine Crosses

QQS, QQS

Normal Hold

22

Maypole

Volta timing up to 4 bars

L to R hand hold while Lady turns UA right or left

23

Shadow Circular Volta

1a2a1a2

Right Shadow Position

* foot change from R Shadow to Promenade

man 12 Lady 1a2

Right Shadow to Promenade

*foot change (rolling off the arm) to R.Shadow

man 12 Lady 1a2

RSP to Right Shadow

*Corta Jaca (Man LF back,Lady RF forward)

SQQQQQQ

Normal Hold

Silver Special Samba Notes

1. The principle of the Rhythm bounce is to start the dance, or as a means of achieving good phrasing or as a foot change. It can be used in any position for no mor than 2 bars.

2. Partners must be on opposite feet except when in Right Shadow Position.

3. Release hold only on solo spot voltas for no more than 2 bars of music or by the lady for one bar to achieve a foot change.

4. Figures allowed in Right Shadow Position are: Bronze and Silver - Samba Walks, Traveling Bota Fogos Forward, Shadow Traveling Voltas, Rhythm Bounce.

5. Maximum amount of turn on Spot Voltas in one full turn per bar.

Gold Samba Figures

Timing

Dance hold and position notes

24

Contra Bota Fogos

1a2

R Contra Position and L Contra Position

25

Roundabout to the Right or Left

Volta timing

R Contra Position and L Contra Position

26

Natural Roll

SQQ

Normal Hold

27

Reverse Roll

SQQ

Normal Hold

28

Promenade and Counter Promenade Runs

123,123,123

Open Promenade and Open Counter Promenade

29

Three Step Turn Left (Lady only)

123

Release Hold

30

Samba Locks

QQS

Open Counter Promenade Position

31

Cruzados Walks and Locks

SS and QQS

Right Shadow Position

*Traveling Volta in closed position or Shadow Pos.

1(and2and) a1a2(slow volta)

Closed Position or Shadow Position

*Foot Changes

Promenade to Right Contra Position

see methods below

Promenade to Right Contra Position

Right Contra to Promenade Position

see methods below

Right Contra to Promenade Position

Right Contra to Open Counter Promenade

man 1a2,1a2 - lady 1a2a1a2

Right Contra to Open Counter Promenade

Gold Alternative Samba Timings

Foot Change from Promenade to Right Contra has four methods for the man 1. point fwd and back 1,2 2. Rock Fwd and Back 1,2 3. double rock 1a2a, 4. Flick Ball Change (1) a 2. Lady dances a LF Bota Fogo 1a2 on all four methods. Same Methods are used when dancing from Right Contra Position to Promenade Position. Ladies Bota Fogo will be on the RF 1a2

Gold Special Samba Notes

1. The principle of the Rhythm bounce is to start the dance, or as a means of achieving good phrasing or as a foot change. It can be used in any position for no mor than 2 bars.

2. Partners must be on opposite feet except: when in Right Shadow Position, Contra Bota Fogos and the Round About.

3. Release hold only on solo spot voltas for no more than 2 bars of music or by the lady for one bar to achieve a foot change, and the three step turn at the Gold Level.

4. Figures allowed in Right Shadow Position are: Bronze & Silver: Samba Walks, Traveling Bota Fogos Forward, Shadow Traveling Voltas, Rhythm Bounce Gold: Cruzado walks and locks.

5. The Three step Turn is only done by the lady as an entry to the Samba Locks and is preceded by the closed or Open Rocks or Promenade and Counter Promenade Runs.

6. Maximum amount of turn on Spot Voltas is one full turn per bar.

INTERNATIONAL STYLE RUMBA

note: figures with an * have a development at a higher level.

Bronze Rumba Figures

Timing

Position and Dance Holds

1

Basic Movements

*

Closed

2,3,4 (1)

Closed Position Normal Hold

Open

2,3,4 (1)

Closed or Open Position L to R hold

In place

2,3,4 (1)

Closed Position Normal Hold

*

Alternative Basic

2,3,4 (1)

Closed Position Normal Hold, L to R hand hold or no hold (max 2 bars)

*

2

Cucarachas (LF and RF)

2,3,4 (1)

Normal Hold or L to R Hand Hold

3

New York to Left or Right Side Position

2,3,4 (1)

LSP L hand hold or RSP R hand hold

4

Spot Turns to Left or Right

2,3,4 (1)

RSP or LSP, release hold (one bar),regain hold for next figure

Switch Turns Left or Right

2,3,4 (1)

RSP or LSP, release hold (one bar),regain hold for next figure

Underarm Turns (UA) Left or Right

2,3,4 (1)

Left to Right hand hold.

5

Shoulder to Shoulder (left side or right side)

2,3,4 (1)

O. Partner L side or R side.Normal Hold, L to R or Double hand hold

6

Hand to Hand- Right Side Position

2,3,4 (1)

RSP R to L hand hold or Alt RSP hold, end in closed or RSP

Left Side Position

2,3,4 (1)

LSP L to R hand hold or Alt LSP hold, end in closed of LSP

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7

Progressive Walks Forward or Back

2,3,4 (1)

Closed or Open Position Normal or L to R Hand Hold

8

Side Steps (to Left or Right)

2,3,4 (1)

Closed Position Normal Hold or L to R hand hold

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9

Cuban Rocks

2,3,4 (1)

Normal Hold,L to R Hand Hold, No Hold

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10

Fan

2,3,4 (1)

Closed Position Normal Hold, toend in Fan Position

11

Alemana

2,3,4 (1)

Fan position , underarm turn, Closed position.