Dance Terms and Terminology

Back Line of Dance

Backing Diagnonal Center (BDC)

Backing Diagonal Wall (BDW)

Beat (of music)

Body Rise

Change of Direction

Contrabody Movement (CBM)

Contrabody Movement Position (CBMP)

Diagonal Center

Diagonal Wall (DW)

Foot Rise

Foxtrot

Heel (H)

Heel Toe (HT)

Left Shoulder Lead

Line of Dance (LOD)

Neutral Position

No Foot Rise (NFR)

Outside Partner (OP)

Quickstep

Right Shoulder Lead

Sway

Swing

Syncopation

Tango

Toe (T)

Toe Heel (TH)

Waltz

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