Waltz

American Smooth Waltz Bronze Syllabus

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



 Step Name    
 Ballroomdancers.com  Terry_Dean blong206b
Dance_Hampton Roads
itsaboutmomentum
Other_Instructors
 Posture   Posture
     
 Basic Components
  Components
    Basic Concepts by Starlight Dance (1:56)
 Swing & Sway
  Swing_&_Sway
     
 Rise & Fall
  Rise & Fall
     
 BRONZE I
         
1a. Box Step
Box Step
Basic Pattern
  Box Box by Learn & Master Ballroom Dance
Basic Step by Access Ballroom
Box by Dance Lovers
Basic by Anytime Dance
1b._Box_with_Underarm_Turn
Underarm Turn
Underarm_Turn
  6-count Underarm Turn
Underarm Turn by Dance Vision
Natural Underarm Turn by Anytime Dance
2. Progressive
Closed Forward Changes
    Progressive
(0:27)
Progressive Basic  (1:05) by Legacy Learning System Progressive by Anytime Dance
Progressive Basic by Legacy Learning Systems
3a. Left Turning Box
Left Box Turn
  Left Box Turn
  Reverse Turn by Grand Ballroom
1/4 Turn Left by Anytime Dance
3b. Right Turning Box Right Box Turn
      1/4 Turns Right by Anytime Dance
BRONZE II
         
4a. Balance Steps
Hesitations
Hesitations
  Hesitations
(0:12)
Hesitations by Grand Ballroom
Balance by Anytime Dance
4b. Balance & Box
Hesitation Left Turn
      Left Hesitation by WanaDanze
 5. Simple Twinkle
      Twinkle
(0:39)
Simple_Twinkle by Dance Vision
 6. Two-way Underarm Turn
       
Two-way UAT by Fat Cat Ballroom Dance (0:33)
Two-way UAT by Born2Danz
 7. Face-to-face/Back-to-back
    Butterfly
  Face-to-face/Back-to-back by Fat Cat Ballroom Dance (0:22)
 BRONZE III
         
8. Reverse Turn
    Reverse & Natural Turns
   
9. Natural Turn
    Reverse & Natural Turns    
10. Progressive Twinkles
Forward Changes O.P.
      Progressive Twinkles by Joakhan

11. Turning Twinkles
    Turning Twinkle
Double Twinkle
 
 FULL BRONZE          
12. Grapevine
        Grapevine by MrMkuka100 (1:06)
13. Promenade Chasse'
Chasse' from Promenade
      Whisk & Chasse' by Grand Ballroom
14. Fallaway & Box
        Fallaway & Box by MrMkuka100 (0:22)
15. Twinkle & Weave
        Twinkle & Weave by MrMkuka100 (1:24)
Weave from Promenade by The Grand Ballroom


Previous Syllabus

 Step Name
 Ballroomdancers.com  Terry_Dean  blong206b
Dance_Hampton Roads
itsaboutmomentum
 Other_Instructors
BEGINNING BRONZE          
1. Left Turn Box
Left Box Turn Basic Pattern   Box Box by Learn & Master Ballroom Dance
Basic Step by Access Ballroom
Box by Dance Lovers
Basic by Anytime Dance
2. Right Turn Box
Right Box Turn       1/4 Turns Right by Anytime Dance
3a._Closed_Forward_Changes
Closed Forward Changes     Progressive
(0:27)
Progressive by Anytime Dance
3b. Closed Backward Changes
Closed Backward Changes        
4. Six-Count Underarm Turn
Underarm Turn
Underarm_Turn   6-count Underarm Turn
Underarm Turn by Dance Vision
Natural Underarm Turn by Anytime Dance
INTERMEDIATE BRONZE          
5. Hesitations
Hesitations
Hesitations
  Hesitations
(0:12)
Hesitations by Grand Ballroom
Balance by Anytime Dance
6. Side Whisks
Side Whisks
    Whisks
 
7. Promenade Hesitations
Promenade Hesitation
       
8. Open Break to Underarm Turn Right
Open Break to Underarm Turn Right
      Open Break to UAT by Dance Doctors
9a. Forward Changes O.P.
Forward Changes O.P.
      Progressive Twinkles by Joakhan
9b. Backward Changes O.P.
Backward Changes O.P.
       
10. Cross Body Lead
Cross Body Lead
    Cross Body Lead (0:35)
 
FULL BRONZE          
11. Twinkle
      Twinkle
(0:41)
Simple_Twinkle by Dance Vision
12. Back Twinkle
        Forward & Back Twinkles by Dance Lovers
13. Promenade Close
         
14. Promenade Chasse'
Chasse' from Promenade       Whisk & Chasse' by Grand Ballroom
15. Twinkles to PP & CPP
    Turning Twinkle Double Twinkle  
16. Left Cross Turn
         
17. Back Spot Turn
         
18. Underarm Turn to Left
    Box Inside Turn
Inside Turn (0:18)
Inside Turn by Anne & Andy Walls (0:18)
19. Cross Body Lead to UAT Left
         
20a. Side-by-Side Changes
         
20b. Side-by-Side Changes Backward
         

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