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  • 2978 S State Salt Lake City Utah
  • (801) 466-0490
  • (801) 466-0490
  • info@dfdancestudio.com

DF Dance Studio Group Class Syllabi

DF Dance Studio group classes run in 12 week sessions. Often students take more than 12 weeks to master all the necessary material before moving on to Level 2, private lessons are also available to learn accelerated learning. To move on to Level 2 from Level 1 in each style the students must know the steps & the pass off sequences listed below.

STEPS

  • Basic step
  • Follower's Right turn
  • Follower's Left turn
  • Open & closed position
  • Cross Body Lead
  • Cross Body Lead with hesitation
  • Open Break
  • Apache
  • Cross Body Lead with under the bridge
  • Cross Body Lead w/ followers inside turn
  • Cross Body Lead w/followers outside turn
  • Butterfly
  • Copa (with variations)
  • Free spin

TECHNIQUES

  • Given out in class

STEPS

  • Basic step
  • Forward & back basic
  • Right & left turn
  • Step tap & side step
  • Box step
  • Cha Cha step / box
  • Half turns
  • Hesitations
  • Forward & back turns
  • Cuddle into forward & back walk
  • Cuddle into side to side
  • Hammerlock
  • Enchufla (with variations)
  • Back to back

TECHNIQUES

  • Given out in class

STEPS

  • Sugar push
  • Left side pass
  • Under arm pass
  • Basic whip
  • Starter step w/variations
  • Sugar tuck
  • Basket whip
  • Reverse whip
  • Inside whip/Pick-up whip
  • Apache whip
  • Dallas whip
  • Sugarpush with inside turn
  • Left side pass with inside turn
  • Left side pass with tuck variations
  • Basic figures in closed position
  • Sugar push with leaders turns

TECHNIQUES

  • Given out in class
COUNTRY SWING COUNTRY WESTERN

STEPS

  • Basic (with and without the rock)
  • 1 handed cuddle turns
  • 2 handed cuddle turns
  • Waist slide
  • 2 handed waist slide
  • Butterfly
  • The lean
  • Side to side
  • Switch
  • The revolver
  • Pretzel
  • Back to back
  • The hudle
  • Around the world
  • Dips variations
  • Knee lift

TECHNIQUES

  • Given out in class
STEPS
  • Progressive basic
  • Promenade basic
  • Right turn basic, half turn with natural finish
  • Right turn basic, cross body ending
  • Right underarm turn, promenade position
  • Sway Step with underarm turn
  • Box Basic in Box Rhythm
  • Twinkle
  • Turning Twinkles to Outside partner
  • Running Steps in magic rhythm
  • Running Steps in Box rhythm

TECHNIQUES

  • Given out in class

STEPS

  • Tango walk
  • Embrace (open & closed)
  • Linear rock steps
  • Rotation rock steps(clockwise & counter clockwise)
  • Walking outside of the frame
  • Parallel system basic 8 (with variations)
  • Cross system basic 8
  • Pivots
  • Follower's cross
  • Ocho cortado in parallel system
  • Front & back ochos
  • Molinete
  • Box step

TECHNIQUES

  • Given out in class
WALTZ FOXTROT EAST COAST SWING
STEPS
  • Box basic
  • Progressive basic
  • Balance step
  • 5th position breaks
  • Left box turn
  • 5th position break with UA turn
  • Change of places
  • Closed twinkle
  • Hand to hand
  • Forward Progressive changes
  • Backward progressive changes

TECHNIQUES

  • Given out in class
FOXTROT
  • Box Basic in magic rhythm
  • Promenade
  • Promenade underarm turn
  • Rock Turn to Left
  • Sway Step
  • Sway Step with underarm turn
  • Box Basic in Box Rhythm
  • Twinkle
  • Turning Twinkles to Outside partner
  • Running Steps in magic rhythm
  • Running Steps in Box rhythm
FOXTROT
  • coming soon
EAST COAST SWING
  • Basic-Swing
  • Throw out-Swing
  • Underarm release from basic
  • Shoulder check
  • Cradle
  • Cradle to hammerlock
  • Sugar push throw out
EAST COAST SWING
  • coming soon
CHA CHA RUMBA VIENNESE WALTZ
STEPS
  • Basic
  • Progressive basic
  • Crossover breaks with walk around turns
  • Three chachas & cross over flick to side break
  • Outside partner break (parallel breaks)
  • Cross body Lead
  • Cross body Lead
  • Shoulder check
  • Shadow position
  • Butterfly

TECHNIQUES

  • Given out in class
STEPS
  • Box basic
  • Side Basic
  • Fifth position break
  • Open break & underarm turn
  • Slow underarm turn
  • Cross over breaks
  • Cross over breaks & side rocks
  • Slow underarm turn
  • Open rumba walk
  • Shoulder Check
  • Cradle circle
  • Quick underarm turn and loop

TECHNIQUES

  • Given out in class
STEPS
  • coming soon
TECHNIQUE
  • coming soon

To move on to Level 3 from Level 2 in each style the students must know the steps & the pass off sequences listed below.

STEPS

  • Backspot turn
  • 360s
  • 360s with inside turn
  • Cape
  • Basket
  • Titanic
  • Left drag
  • Wraps
  • Whips
  • Sliding windows
  • Copa hesitation
  • Pizza turns
  • Arm toses & arm spiral
  • Head loops
  • Stop and go
  • Checks

TECHNIQUES

  • Given out in class
coming soon!

STEPS

  • Extensions
  • Compactions
  • Folds
  • Turns for leaders on anchor
  • Rotating starter steps
  • Dancing in closed vs open positions
  • Extension variations
  • Compaction variations
  • Basic footwork variations
  • Intro to musicality

TECHNIQUES

  • Given out in class

STEPS

  • Lockdown
  • The lunatic
  • The spin off
  • The proposal
  • Windows
  • Table top
  • Lasso
  • Egg beater
  • The tornado
  • Wish bone
  • Lariat
  • The swim

TECHNIQUES

  • Given out in class
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