Accent - an emphasis placed on one or more elements of music and/or dance
Action - Reaction - the action of the male leader in partnership dancing (dance couple) is felt and reacted to by the female follower.
Action/ Reaction also takes place if the follower does an unexpected syncopation which takes more time than expected.
BPM (Beats Per Minute) - tempo of the music, how fast is the music?
Brush - a brushing of the ball of the Free Foot against the floor
Clockwise Turn (Right Turn) - turn in the direction of your right shoulder
Connection - In couples dancing, the feeling of resistance between partners that makes action and reaction a possibility
Counterclockwise Turn (Left Turn) - turn in the direction of your left shoulder
Dancercise - Energetic dancing done for the purpose of aerobic exercise
Frame - is the connection between dancers that allows information from the Leader ("L") to be transferred to the Follower ("F") - Man/Woman or Leader/Follower
Free Foot - this is the unweighted foot, the foot with no weight applied
Kick - a fast movement of the Free Foot
Lead and Follow - resistance between partners which will be either active resistance or passive resistance, the leader do not use force
Social Dancer - a person who participates in a social gathering arranged for dancing (as a tea dance, where socializing is the primary focus of the dancing)
Shadow Position - dance position where both man and lady face the same direction, with one partner directly in front of the other or slightly offset
Step Pattern - is a rhythm pattern with direction indicated
Triple Step - a series of three consecutive steps, usually syncopated within two beats of music
Underarm Turn - any turn which takes place under joined hands
Variation - a modified version of a common step pattern
Walkaround Turn - the American name for the International Latin Spot Turn
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Viennese Waltz - A fast ballroom dance in 3/4 or 6/8 meter, often associated with the music of Johann Strauss
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