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Comments and Tips:

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Back rock

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Rock back on right. Rock forward onto left.

Balance 1/2 turn left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step forward left. Step forward right. Pivot 1/2 turn left.

Balance 1/2 turn right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step forward right. Step forward left. Pivot 1/2 turn right.

Balance step

Comments and Tips:

A step in any direction followed by a close step and a hold or step in place. Mostly used in waltzes.

Balance step back left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step back left. Close right beside left. Step left in place.

Balance step back right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step back right. Close left beside right. Step right in place.

Balance step forward left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step forward left. Close right beside left. Step left in place.

Balance step forward right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step forward right. Close left beside right. Step right in place.

Ball change

Comments and Tips:

A quick change of weight from one foot to the other, usually preceded with a kick or a heel touch.

Beginner

Comments and Tips:

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Beginner/intermediate

Comments and Tips:

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Behind

Comments and Tips:

Used to describe the movement of one foot crossing behind another.

Body angle

Comments and Tips:

While steps may be performed facing a particular wall the body may be required to angle in preparation for another step.

Body roll

Comments and Tips:

Performed forward, backwards or sideways, body rolls are a ripple of the body either up or down over a specified number of counts.

Box step forward left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step forward left. Close right beside left. Step left to left side. Touch right beside left.

Box step forward right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step forward right. Close left beside right. Step right to right side. Touch left beside right.

Box step side left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step left to left side. Close right beside left. Step forward left. Touch right beside left.

Box step side right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step right to right side. Close left beside right. Step forward right. Touch left beside right.

Box steps

Comments and Tips:

A sequence of steps usually linked together into an eight count move forming a box shape on floor. Normally leads forward or to side. (above count 4 in each manoeuvre is a touch, this is sometimes replaced with a hold).

Bpm

Comments and Tips:

Beats per minute. A way of measuring the tempo of a piece of music. Determined by counting how many beat of music there are in a minute of a track. It is normally the strongest beat that is counted.

Bridge

Comments and Tips:

The term used to describe a break from standard phrasing throughout a piece of music and an addition sequence of steps to a dance to compensate for this.

Brush

Comments and Tips:

A brush uses the ball of foot to brush the floor as the foot swings forward or back.

Brush back left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Brush ball of left back.

Brush back left across right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Brush ball of left back across right.

Brush back right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Brush ball of right back.

Brush back right across left.

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Brush ball of right back across left.

Brush forward left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Brush ball of left forward.

Brush forward right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Brush ball of right forward.

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