Intermediate Class Curriculum


Legend:
  • Taught during the year
  • Optional pattern for the year

Even-Numbered Years

Cha Cha
  • Open Break with Alternating Under Arm Turns
  • Crossover Break with hand change
  • Double Crossover Break
  • Peek-a-boo (variation: lead checks forward)
  • Chase
  • Triple Progressive – basic
  • Triple Progressive - alternate hands touching (i.e. rt to rt, left to left, rt to rt, etc.)
  • Triple Progressive - triples fwd for lead, crosslead, triples fwd for lead
  • Suggested Sequence: Open break, peek-a-boo, alternating U/A's, double X-overs, 5ths, triple progressive into chase
Country Two Step
  • Basic
  • Under Arm Turn Right
  • Sweetheart
  • Sweetheart Turn
  • Couple Turn
Fox Trot
  • Parallel Walks fwd. & bwd. (SSQQ timing)
  • Parallel entry into Grapevine (SSQQ timing)
  • Two Way Turn
  • Left Box with u/a left
  • Right Box with u/a right
  • Forward Twinkle to Wing
  • Quarter turn to Side by Side Changes
Jive
  • Windows
  • Right Side Wrap (Hammer Lock)
  • Shoulder Wrap
  • Tuck in and Turn
  • Octopus
  • Mix Master
  • Peek-a-Boo
  • Double Under Arm Turn
Old Time Waltz
  • Basic Box
  • Open Break With Under Arm Turn
Rumba
  • Underarm Turn Right directly to Crossover Break (alternate ending – fwd, side, close)
  • Open Break with Alternate Under Arm Turns
  • Opening out 2nd position breaks (non-travelling flip flops)
  • Cross-Body Lead to Cross-over
  • 'Run-Through' from cross-over
  • Back Spot Turn from Lead's forward Rock
  • Peek-a-boo
  • Crossover Break, w/a turn, side close steps, Cucharacha, fwd/bwd rock into u/a rt
  • Suggested Sequence: Open break, peek-a-boo, alternating under-arm turns, flip-flop 2nds, cross-body lead to X-overs to run through to parallel breaks to back spot
  • u/a rt, 5th position, spiral left for follow, into close into Cucharacha
Salsa
  • Hand Drop-UAT-5th Position Breaks-Free Spin Exit
  • Crossbody Lead
  • Back-Spot Turn x 2
  • Alternating Outside Turns
  • Alternating Inside Turns
  • Sombrero
  • Alternating Inside Passes
Tango
  • Flair Promenade
  • Rock Turn Ending
  • Promenade to rock with fan
  • La Puerta (Follow’s Outside Fans with Half-Turn)
  • Flair with Double change of Place (both partners spin across QQS, spin back QQS)
  • Flair with Continuous fans
  • Flair with u/a left
Waltz
  • Two Way Turn (Left Box, Change Step, Right Box)
  • Forward Twinkle to Wing
  • Left Box with Under Arm Turn Left
  • Right Box with Under Arm Turn Right
  • u/a rt entry into left side-by-side changes
  • Figure 8
  • if time, add solo turns
  • if time, add checks
West Coast Swing
  • Left Side Pass
  • Right Side Pass with follow’s u/a left
  • Push Break (aka Sugar Push)
  • Press Break (u/a rt from Sugar Push)
  • Starter Step (Throw Out to Basic)
  • Whip (Basic)
  • Left Side Pass with free spin
  • Push Break Bump
  • Push Break Bump with 360 turn for both
  • Left side pass to tuck turn
  • Rolling left side pass with optional free spin

Odd-Numbered Years

Cha Cha
  • Continuous w/a turns
  • Move directly from Crossover Breaks to 5th Position Breaks & vice versa
  • Parallel Breaks with no dance hold (i.e. visual lead)
  • Pretzel
  • Crossover triples
  • Sweetheart
  • Traveling Sweetheart
Country Two Step
  • Basic
  • Under Arm Turn Right
  • Sweetheart
  • Sweetheart Turn
  • Couple Turn
Fox Trot
  • Two Way Turn
  • Forward Twinkle to Check
  • Spiral
  • Spiral entry to Grapevine
  • Shadow Spirals
Old Time Waltz
  • Basic Box
  • Open Break With Under Arm Turn
Rumba
  • Open Break with Under Arm Turn Right (tside)
  • Crossover Breaks with Continuous Walk Around Turns
  • Move directly from Crossover Breaks to 5 th Position Breaks & vice versa
  • Travelling Parallel Breaks (Parallel Spiral)
  • Crossbody Lead to Open Break to Back Spot Turn
  • Crossover Breaks, side steps to Cucharacha
  • Banquera Break
  • Sequence – half basic, u/a left, both w/a turn, 5 th position, fwd walks for both (could add spiral turn for follow), Cucharacha
  • Crossover with Spins
Samba
  • Basic
  • Balancetes
  • Underarm Turn Right (Outside)
  • Underarm Turn Left (Inside)
  • Botofogo – Promenade and Counter Promenade
  • Volta (from above Botofogo)
  • Botofogo (traveling – follow crosses behind)
  • Box (Brazilian Caixo)
  • Sequence - Two Botofogos, two Voltas, follow's u/a rt, Balancete
  • Samba Walks
  • Sequence – 8 cts. Basic, 8 cts. Balancetes, u/a rt x 2 finishing in Promenade for Samba walks
Swing
  • Basic
  • Release
  • Under Arm Turn Left (Inside)
  • Under Arm Turn Right (Outside)
  • Back Pass
  • Sliding Doors
  • Traveling Tuck-Ins
  • Rolling Off the Arm
  • Pinwheel (Continuous Tuck and Turn with XHH)
  • Cascade
Tango
  • Flair promenade
  • Rock Turn Ending
  • Media Corte
  • Shadow Rocks
  • Flair with Change of Place and Free Spin
  • Under Arm Turn Right from Flair
  • Flair Promenade, follow’s u/a rt, lead’s u/a left, fan close
Waltz
  • Two Way Turn (Left Box, Change Step, Right Box)
  • Forward Twinkle to Check
  • Spiral
  • Alternating u/a turn – lead & follow
  • Wheel – with u/a rt entry
  • Promenade Hesitation with optional develope
West Coast Swing
  • Left Side Pass
  • Right Side Pass with follow’s u/a left
  • Push Break (aka Sugar Push)
  • Press Break (u/a rt from Sugar Push)
  • Starter Step (Throw Out to Basic)
  • Whip (Basic)
  • Left Side Pass with free spin
  • XHH (rt to rt) Push Break Face Loop
  • XHH (rt to rt) Push Break with change of direction and optional free spin
  • u/a turn pass with DXHH (left overs) to face loop
  • Rolling left side pass with optional free spin