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Tips for the Beginner

Keep Winter Park Beautiful

Beginner's Syllabus--

Week 1-

Four Basic Elements:

  1. Walking Steps, Forward and back
  2. Side Steps, left and right
  3. Triple Steps
  4. Rock Steps

Foxtrot:

  • Basic-- Walk, Walk, Side-Step (S,S,Q-Q)
  • Left Ad-Lib Turn

Rumba:

  • Box Step-- Walk, Side-Step, Walk, Side-Step (S,Q-Q,S,Q-Q)
  • Underarm Turn

Week 2 -

Review all material

Introduce Swing:

  • Basic--Side, Side, Rock-Step (S,S,Q-Q)

Week 3 -

Review all material

Introduce Cha-Cha:

  • Basic (Side-Rock Step, Tri-ple-Step, Rock Step, Tri-ple etc.)1 2 3 4 & 1 2 3 4 &...

Week 4 -

Review all material

Introduce: Swing

  • Underarm Turns

Introduce: Waltz

  • Closed Changes (Walk, Side-Step, Walk, Side-Step)
  • Left Turning Balance (similar to Foxtrot Left Ad-Lib Turn)

Week 5 -

Review all material

Introduce: Cha-Cha

  • Crossover Breaks

Week 6 -

Review all material

Introduce: Swing

  • Cool Eggbeater Step

Week 7 -

Review all material

Week 8 -

Graduation Dance Party

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