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Beginner

Level 1

1. Basic In Place and Basic

2. Tap Step
3. Side Tap
4. Quarter Turn
5. Spot Turn
6. Forward & Back Basic
7. Left and Right Turns
8. Forward and Back Half Turns (2 Variations)
9-Lead’s Half Turns

Techniques

1) What is Home Position?
2) Basic on the Ball of the Feet
3) Finger Connection
4) Resistance
5) Understanding the Count (Timing)
6) Proper Size of Steps on Basic
7) Turning Frame
8) Hip Movement
9)Open Position, Handshake, Close Position

Beginner 2

Level 2

10. Leads Face Away

11. Followers Face Away
12.Forward & Back Turns
13. Forward Together Back Together
14. Side Pass (2 variations)
15. Basic in Place Close Position
16. Side to Side

Techniques

10) Frames

11) Hair Comb Loops
12) Closed Inner Tights in Turns
13) Hammerlock & Cradle Techniques
14) Molding Finger
15) 1 Foot Of Distance
16) Chest to Chest

Intermediate

Level 3

17.Grapevine from Basic

18.Side Crossover
19.Pivot Turns
20.Pivot Turns from Basic in Place
21. Outside Turns (Men and Lady)
22. Crossovers
23. Face Away Crossovers
24. Side Basic Spins
25. Body Rolls
26. Double Turns

Techniques

17) How to Move Torso, Hip/ Knee Hip Connection

18) Flexible Resistance Awareness
19) Follow Eyes Closed
20) Lats Engaged
21) Hand Toss
22) Spotting
23) Hip Accent on 4
24) Syncopation

Beginner

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STEPS

1. Basic In Place and Basic
2. Tap Step
3. Side Tap
4. Quarter Turn
5. Spot Turn
6. Forward & Back Basic
7. Left and Right Turns
8. Forward and Back Half Turns (2 Variations)
9. Leads Face Away
10. Followers  Face Away


TECHNIQUES

1) What is Home Position?
2) Basic on the Ball of the Feet
3) Finger Connection
4)  Resistance
5) Understanding the Count (Timing)
6) Proper Size of Steps on Basic
7)  Turning Frame
8) Hip Movement

9) Frames

10) Open Position, Handshake, Close Position


Intermediate

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STEPS

11. Forward Together Back Together
12. Side Pass (2 variations)
13. Basic in Place Close Position
14. Side to Side
15. Outside Turns (Men and Lady)
16. Crossovers
17. Face Away Crossovers
18. Side Basic Spins
19. Body Rolls
20. Double Turns


TECHNIQUES

1) How to Move Torso/ Knee Hip Connection Movement
2) Hair Comb/ Loops *
3) Flexible resistance awareness
4) Understanding how to use the torso on Turns
5) Understanding Syncopation
6) Closed Inner Thighs Traveling Turns (Ladies)
7) Using Torso On Turns
8) Hammerlock, Cradle & Shadow Frames Technique *
9) Follow Steps Eyes Closed (ladies)


Advance

21. Crossover Basic (Forward & Back)
22. Walk Around Hammerlock
23. Double Turns (Hammerlock, Windmill)
24. Side Basic Double Turn
25. Basic Step with Body Roll
26. Circular Torso
27. Circular Hip
28. Lambada
29) Hip Around w/ Knee Connection (Counter & Clockwise)
30) Drop
31) Backbend
32) Reverse Body Roll


A) Move From Standing Foot Technique
B) Lead/Follow From the Body (body distance)
C) Ladies Styling Technique on Turns: Hair Comb
D) Feet Together on Turns (ladies close)
E) Dance to fast tempo F) Spotting in all turns (Ladies)
G) Body Movement on Basic (Torso Engagement)
H) Core Engagement
I) Ladies Styling Technique on Turns: Reverse Hair Comb
J) Ribcage Movement: Side-To-Side, Circular, Scoop and Figure 8
K) Leading Moves with Eyes Closed (men)
L) Ladies Toe Engagement
M) Ladies Styling Technique on Turns: Tracing
N) Follow Steps Eyes Closed (ladies)
O) Hip Movement: Side To Side, Circular, Scoop & Figure 8


MEN MUST KNOW COMBINATION # 3

  1. Basic Step  (step 1)
  2. Forward and Back Basic (step 2)
  3. Ladies Turn (Step 7, 8, 10, 14-15, 17, 22-24)
  4. Basics (Steps 3-6, 11-13, 16,  )
  5. Men’s Turn (Step 7 left and /or right, 9, 15)
  6. BACHATA SENSUAL (Steps 25-32 Must do 2)
  7. Intermediate Shines (choose 2)

REPEAT 2 TIMES W/ DIFFERENT STEPS (MUST USE 50% OF ADVANCE LEVEL STEPS)

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