Mambo

American Rhythm Mambo
Bronze Syllabus

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New DVIDA Syllabus revised August 2011
(See old syllabus below.)



 Step Name    
 Ballroomdancers.com MrMkuka100 Expert_Village
Leslie Sack
Eke_&_Kassey
Other_Instructors
 Introduction   Intro to Mambo
  
 Posture & Movement
  
Mambo Walk Move
  
 Lead & Follow Tips
  Lead & Follow

  
 BRONZE I
   
  
1. Forward & Back Basic
Mambo Basic
Basic
Basic
Basic
Progressive Basic
BasicBasicby Dance Hampton Roads
Basic by Ballroom Dance Channel
Basic by Terry Deans
2. Side Breaks
Side Breaks
Side Breaks (0:19)
Cuban for Men
Cuban for Women
Side Rocks
Cucaracha
Side Breaks By Dance Vision
3. Side Breaks & Cross
 Crossing_Side_Breaks (0:25)
   
 BRONZE II
      
4. Cross Body Lead
Cross Body LeadCross Body Lead (0:34)
Cross Body Lead
Cross Body Lead Man's Part
Cross Body Lead Lady's Part
Change_Places

5._Open_Break_Underarm_Turn_
Underarm Turn to R
Open Break to Underarm Turn (0:41)
Open Break Right Turn
 Underarm Turn
Open Break & Underarm Turn by the Grand Ballroom
6. Crossover Break & Walkaround
 Crossover Break & Walkaround (0:50)

Crossover Breaks Man's Part
Crossover Breaks Lady's Part
Check Steps
Crossover & Walk Around Turn by the Grand Ballroom
Crossover Breaks w/Walkaround by Terry Deans
7. Shoulder Check
In & Out Turn
Shoulder Check (1:13)
 
 Shoulder Check by Dance Hampton Roads
  BRONZE III      
8. Promenade Swivel & Close
Promenade SwivelPromenade Swivel & Close (1:26)
  
Basic Scallop by Terry Deans
9. Alternating Underarm Turns
    
Salsa Alternating Right Turns by Its About Momentum (Step is the same as Salsa except it is danced on the 2,3,4 & 6,7,8)
10. Rueda Basic

  


11. Cross Body Lead w/Inside Turn
Turnstyle
  

Cross Body Inside Turn by Dance Hampton Roads
 FULL BRONZE      
12. Back Spot Turn

  
 Back Spot Turn in Salsa by Stepping Out Studio (Step is the same as Salsa except it is danced on the 2,3,4 & 6,7,8)
13. Mambo Twist

  
 Mambo Twist by Dance Vision
14. Forward Spot Turn to Surprise

  
 
15. Crossover Swivels & Pullback

 





Previous Syllabus

 Step Name
 Ballroomdancers.com MrMkuka100 Expert_VillageLeslie SackEke_&_Kassey 
 Other_Instructors
BEGINNING BRONZE
     
1a. Basic
Mambo Basic BasicBasic
BasicBasic
Basicby Dance Hampton Roads
Basic by Ballroom Dance Channel
Basic by Terry Deans
1b. Progressive Basic
Progressive Basic  Progressive Basic 
2. Side Breaks
Side BreaksSide Breaks (0:19)
Cuban for Men
Cuban for Women
Side RocksCucarachaSide Breaks By Dance Vision
3. Open Break

 Open Break   
4a. Underarm Turn to R
Underarm Turn to ROpen Break to Underarm Turn (0:41)
Open Break Right Turn
Underarm Turn
4b. Underarm Turn to L
Underarm Turn to L    
5. Crossover Breaks Forward
Crossover Breaks ForwardCrossover Break & Walkaround (0:50)
 Check StepsCrossover Breaks & Walkaround by MrMkuka100 (0:48)
INTERMEDIATE BRONZE      
6. Crossover Breaks Back
Crossover Breaks Back
  
Crossover Breaks Man's Part
Crossover Breaks Lady's Part


7. Crossover Turns
Crossover Turns
   

8. 5th Position Breaks
5th Position Breaks  5th Position Breaks

Promenade Breaks by Ballroom Dance Channel
9. Fallaway Rock & Swivel
Promenade Swivel    
10. Cross Body Lead
Cross Body Lead Cross Body Lead (0:34)Cross Body LeadCross Body Lead Man's Part
Cross Body Lead Lady's Part
Change Places
11. In & Out Turn
In & Out Turn
Shoulder Check (1:13)


Shoulder Check by Dance Hampton Roads
12._Progressive_Underarm_Turns

 



13. Back Pass
Back Pass
 
 

FULL BRONZE      
14. Traveling Underarm Turn to R
Traveling Underarm Turn to R
  


15. Turnstyle
Turnstyle
  


16. Crossover Points

 



17. Back Spot Turn

   
Back Spot Turn in Salsa by Stepping Out Studio (Step is the same except in Mambo it is danced on the 2,3,4 & 6,7,8)
18. Forward Spot Turn

 



19. Spot Turn in Two Directions

 



20. Half Moon

 



21. Chase