West Coast Swing

American Rhythm West Coast Swing
Bronze Syllabus

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



 Step_Name    
 Ballroomdancers.com The Grand Ballroom
blong206b
Dance_Hampton Roads
itsaboutmomentum
Other_Instructors
Basic Components




West Coast Basics by Becky & Justin
Rules of the Road by Swing Shoes
Rhythm & Timing




Rhythm & Timing by Swing Shoes
 BRONZE I
     
1. Underarm Turn
Underarm Pass

Underarm Pass
Right Side Underarm Turn (0:46)
Underarm Turn by Swing Shoes
Inside Turn by Terry Deans
Right Side Pass by Becky & Justin
2. Left Side Pass
Left Side Pass

Left Side Pass
Left Side Pass
Left Side Pass by Swing Shoes
Left Side Pass by Dance Vision
3. Sugar Push
Sugarpush Push Break
Sugarpush
Sugar Push by Michael & Dawne Kiehm
Sugarpush by Dance Lovers
Sugar Push by Swing Shoes
Basic Sugar Push by Terry Deans
 BRONZE II
     
4. Right Side Pass
Right Side Pass


Right Side Pass by Debbie & Paul Taylor 
Right Side Pass by UT Social Dance
5. Tuck In from Left Side Pass
Two_Hand Tuck-In Turn
Tuck Turn from Left Side Pass
Progressive Left Tuck Turn by Swing Shoes
Tuck & Arch Turn by Ballroom Dance 101
6._Tuck_In_from_Right_Side Pass
    Right Side Tuck Turn by UT Social Dance
7. Half Whip Throw Out
    Half Whip w/Throwout by Dance Vision
  BRONZE III     
8. Basic Whip
Whip
Whip
Whip by Swing Shoes
9. Inside Turn from Whip

Whip & Inside Turn

Whip with Inside Turn
10. Whip & Outside Turn


Whip to Outside Turn

Whip with Outside Turn (0:18) by UT Social Dance
11. Whip & Check
    
Closed Whip with Shoulder Check by Boogie in Bethesda
Shoulder Check Whip by Boogie in Bethesda
 FULL BRONZE     
12. Underarm Turn, Man's Loop, Right Side Pass





13. Sugar Push Point




Sugar Push Point by Dance Vision
14. Lock Whip


Basket WhipBasket Whip
Basket Whip by Swing Shoes
15. Continuous Whip
   Continuous Whip (1:06)
Continuous Whip by DancInTime (0:39)


Previous Syllabus

 Step Name
 Ballroomdancers.com The Grand Ballroom blong206b
Dance_Hampton Roads
itsaboutmomentum
 Other_Instructors
BEGINNING BRONZE     
1. Starter Step
Starter Step
Basic & Throwout
Starter Step Throwout

Starter Step & Throwout by Swinging In the Hood
Starter Step & Throwout by Swing Shoes
2. Throwout
Throwout
Basic & ThrowoutStarter Step Throwout Starter Step & Throwout by Swinging in the Hood
Starter Step & Throwout by Swing Shoes
3. Underarm Pass
Underarm PassLady's Underarm Turn
Underarm PassRight Side Underarm Turn (0:46)
Underarm Turn by Swing Shoes
Inside Turn by Terry Deans
4. Left Side Pass
Left Side Pass

Left Side PassLeft Side PassLeft Side Pass by Swing Shoes
Left Side Pass by Dance Vision
5. Sugarpush
Sugarpush

Push BreakSugarpush
Sugar Push by Swing Shoes
Sugarpush by Dance Lovers
Sugar Push by Terry Deans
INTERMEDIATE BRONZE     
6. Right Side Pass
Right Side Pass
Right Side Pass

Right Side Pass by Becky & Justin
7. Two-Hand Tuck-In Turn
Two_Hand Tuck-In Turn

Tuck Pass
Tuck Turn from Left Side PassProgressive Left Tuck Turn by Swing Shoes
Tuck & Arch Turn by Ballroom Dance 101
8. Whip
Whip

Whip

Whip by Swing Shoes
9a. 8-Count Closed Whip
8-Count Closed Whip




9b. 6-Count Closed Whip
6-Count Closed Whip




10. Closed Tuck-In Turn
Closed Tuck-In Turn
  
 
FULL BRONZE     
11. Whip with Inside Underarm Turn

Whip & Inside Turn
Whip with Inside Turn

12. Whip with Outside Underarm Turn


Whip to Outside Turn

13. Locked Whip


Basket Whip
Basket WhipBasket Whip by Swing Shoes
14. Cross-Hand Locked Whip



Cross-Hand Basket Whip (0:36)

15. Tummy Whip



Tummy Tuck Whip
Belly Whip by Fat Cat Ballroom Dance (0:28)

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