Beginner Class Curriculum


Legend:
  • Taught during the year
  • Optional pattern for the year
Cha Cha
  • Basic, Turning
  • Parallel Breaks (forward & back)
  • 5th position Breaks
  • Crossover Breaks with Walk Around Turn
  • Open Break to Under Arm Turn Right (Outside)
  • Peek-a-boo
  • Crossover Breaks with Hand Change
  • Cuban Box
Fox Trot
  • Progressive Basic
  • Basic (forward & back)
  • Left Turn
  • Promenade (Conversation Step)
  • Swing Step
  • Swing Step with Under Arm Turn Right
  • Promenade with Under Arm Turn Right
Jive
  • Basic
  • Underarm Turn Left (Inside)
  • Underarm Turn Right (Outside)
  • Back Pass
  • Alternate Under Arm Turn
  • Left Side Wrap
  • Arm Slide
  • Double Reverse Under Arm Turn (She Goes-He Goes)
Polka
  • Progressive Basic
  • Open Side-By-Side Basic
  • Side Gallops
Rumba
  • Basic, Turning
  • 5th Position Breaks (with Lead's 5th Position Ending)
  • Underarm Turn Right (Outside)
  • Crossover Breaks with Under Arm Turn
  • Parallel Breaks
  • Crossover with Walk Around Turn
  • Crossover with Hand Change (Lead—5th, Follow—Crossover)
  • Chassé (to crossover)
Salsa
  • Forward and back basic
  • Side basic (2nd position)
  • Side-to-Together-Side-Tap basic
  • Back rock basic
  • Open Break to Underarm Turn Right
  • Shoulder catch with all the way under from cross hand hold
Schottische
  • Basic 4
Tango
  • Basic
  • Promenade (Conversation)
  • Tango Rocks in Promenade
  • Corte
Two Step
  • Basic
  • Under Arm Turn Right
Waltz
  • Left Box (1/4 Turn) (Box Step)
  • Change Steps (forward & back; zig zig)
  • Hesitations (4 directions)
  • Under Arm Turn Right (Outside)
  • Left Side-By-Side Changes
  • Left Side-By-Side Changes with Follow's Turns
West Coast Swing
  • Timing (1-6)
  • Rhythm (walk, walk, triple step, triple step)
  • Follow's Under Arm Turn from Right Side Pass
  • Left Side Pass
  • Push Break