Syllabus

Restricted Syllabus For Competitors In I.B.W.F. Standard Ballroom Competitions

Slow Waltz

  1. Closed Changes
  2. Natural Turns
  3. Reverse Turn
  4. Open Passing Natural Turn
  5. Natural Spin Turn
  6. Hesitation Change
  7. Reverse Carte. 8 Double Reverse Spin
  8. Whisk. (Forward and Backward)
  9. Chasse from promenade position
  10. Drag Hesitation
  11. Backward Lock
  12. Telemark
  13. Open Telemark
  14. Crass Hesitation
  15. Wing
  16. Impetus Turn
  17. Open Impetus Turn
  18. Outside Spin
  19. Outside Change, may also end in PP
  20. Turn lock to right ending in PP
  21. Weave, and from PP may be ended in PP
  22. Progressive Chasse to right, ended backwards
  23. Closed wing

These steps or a selection from this syllabus must be performed in the juvenile, beginner and novice grade sections of our competitions. Competitors performing other steps will be marked down by the adjudicator.

Tango

  1. Progressive Side Step
  2. Basic Reverse Turn
  3. Open Reverse Turn (Partner outside of partner in line) with open or closed finish
  4. Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn
  5. Closed Promenade
  6. Open Promenade
  7. Back Carte
  8. Rocks
  9. Rock Turn
  10. Natural Twist Turn
  11. Progressive Link
  12. Promenade Link
  13. Four Step
  14. Fall away Promenade
  15. Outside Swivel
  16. Brush Tap
  17. Four Step Change
  18. Natural Promenade Turn
  19. Back Open Promenade
  20. Chase
  21. Chasse to right after 5th Step of Chase
  22. Whisk

These steps or a selection of this syllabus must be performed in the juvenile, beginner and novice grade sections of our competitions. Competitors performing other steps will be marked down by the adjudicator.

Foxtrot

  1. Feather Step
  2. Three Step
  3. Natural Turn
  4. Reverse Turn
  5. Reverse Wave
  6. Change of Direction
  7. Impetus Turn
  8. Telemark
  9. Open Telemark
  10. Weave
  11. Top Spin
  12. Hover Feather
  13. Hover Telemark
  14. Natural Telemark
  15. Natural Twist Turn
  16. Outside Swivel
  17. The Whisk
  18. Open Impetus Turn
  19. Natural Weave (and from PP)
  20. Feather Finish
  21. Curved Feather
  22. Back Feather
  23. Hover Cross.

    Viennese Waltz

  24. Natural Turn
  25. Reverse Turn
  26. Change from Natural Turn to Reverse Turn
  27. Change from Reverses Turn to Natural Turn
  28. Backward Changes

These steps or a selection from this syllabus must be performed in the juvenile, beginner and novice grade sections of our competitions. Competitors performing other steps will be marked down by the adjudicator.

Quick Step

  1. Quarter Turns
  2. Natural Turns
  3. Natural Pivot Turns
  4. Natural Spin Turns
  5. Progressive Chasse
  6. Reverse Pivot
  7. Chasse Reveres Turn
  8. Zig Zag Back Lock and Running Finish
  9. Lock Step
  10. Cross Chasse
  11. Change of Direction
  12. Double reverse spin
  13. Cross Swivel
  14. Fish Tail
  15. Quick Open Reverse
  16. Running Right Turn
  17. Telemark
  18. Impetus Turn
  19. Progressive Chasse to the right (ended turning left to right)
  20. Four Quick Run

These steps or a selection from this syllabus must be performed in the juvenile, beginner and novice grade sections of our competitions. Competitors performing other steps will be marked down by the adjudicator.

Restricted Syllabus for Latin Competitions

  1. Restricted Syllabus for:
    1. Juveniles (See Rule 7)
    2. Juniors, Beginners and Novices (See Rule 10)
    3. Adults, Beginners and Novices (See Rule 10)

Restricted Syllabus for:

Junior, Adult Amateur and Professional Latin Championships (Figures in this Appendix without restriction as to hold is the syllabus for one dance only at organisers discretion)
(See Rule 102)

Standard Latin Holds

  1. Normal
  2. Left Hand to Right Hand
  3. Right Hand to Left Hand
  4. Right Hand to Right Hand
  5. Left Hand to Left Hand
  6. Double Hand Hold
  7. Open to Hold
    1. R Hand to Shoulder/Waist, L Hand Free
    2. L Hand to Shoulder/Waist, R. Hand Free
  8. Shadow Position Hold

    1. L to R Hand and R to L Hand (Cuddle)
    2. L to R Hand and R to Shoulder/Waist
    3. L to L Hand and R to Shoulder/Waist (R Shadow)
  9. No hold
    Momentary release may be made when changing hold
    Free Arms must be used naturally

Rumba

  1. Basic Movement
  2. Walks
    1. Forward and Backward
    2. Forward in Shadow Pos (Kiki)
  3. (Solo) Spot turns to L and R
    1. To Left
    2. To Right
  4. Underarm Turns
    1. To Left
    2. To Right
  5. New York
    1. Check from Open PP
    2. Check for Open CPP
  6. Hand to Hand
  7. Almana
    1. From Fan Pos
    2. From Open (Facing Pos) Fan
  8. Hockey Stick
  9. Natural Top
  10. Natural Opening out to right Advanced Opening out movement Reverse Top
  11. Aida
  12. Close or Closed Hip Twist (Basic and Advanced)
  13. Open Hip Twist
  14. Spiral: Finished in Open Pos; finished in fan pos Sliding Doors
  15. Rope Spinning
  16. Cuban rocks
  17. Cucarachas
  18. Opening Out to Right and Left Curl
  19. Three Alemanas
  20. Continuous Circular hip
  21. Twist
  22. Continuous Hip Twist
  23. Opening our from Reverse Top
  24. Fencing (Spot Turn or Spin Ending) Three Threes
  25. Syncopated Cuban Rock

Samba

  1. Basic and Alternative, Basic (Nat and Rev)
  2. Progressive Basic
  3. Whisks to L and R
  4. Wide Walks (Promenade-Side - Stationery)
  5. Rocks
    1. Closed or Close
    2. Open
    3. Backward
  6. Reverse Turn
  7. Natural Roll
  8. Corta Jaca
  9. Betafogos
    1. Forward (Travelling)
    2. PP to CPP (Promenade)
    3. Shadow
    4. Contra
    5. Same Foot
  10. Criss Cross (Travelling Voltas to R and L)
  11. Maypole (Spot Turn and continuous Spot Turns R to L) Solo Spot Turns to R and L
  12. Roundabout (Circular Voltas to R and L)
  13. Same foot
  14. Plait
  15. Foot changes Outside
  16. Basic Argentine Crosses
  17. Samba Locks (in PP or CPP)
  18. Promenade to Counter o•'•
  19. Promenade Runs
  20. Cruzados Walks/ Locks
  21. Solo, shadow pos on same foot
  22. Rolling off Arm
  23. Three Step Turn

Paso Doble

  1. Basic Movement
  2. Sur Place
  3. Chasses (and Elevations) to Land R
  4. Deplacement ( Including Attack)
  5. Attack
  6. Separation
    1. Basic
    2. Syncopated
  7. Huit (Cape)
  8. Promenade to Counter Promenade
  9. Promenade
  10. Promenade Close
  11. Sixteen
  12. Grand Circle
  13. Twists
  14. La Passe
  15. Banderrillas
  16. Ecart (Fallaway Whisk)
  17. Fallaway Reverse
  18. Open Telemark
  19. Chasse Cape
  20. Travelling Spins form PP and from CPP
  21. Changes of Feet/Accent
    (Methods of changing feet)
    1. one beat hesitation
    2. Syncopate d Sur Place
    3. Syncopate d Chasse
    4. Left Foot Variation
    5. Coup de Piques
  22. Promenade Link
  23. Twist Turn
  24. Spanish Line
  25. Press Line
  26. Flamenco Taps (in PP or CPP)
  27. Fallaway ending into Seperation
  28. Fregolina ( incorporating the Farol)

Jive

  1. Basic in Place (1 or 2 chasses)
  2. Basic in Fallaway
  3. (Fallaway Rock) change of place R to L with double spin Change of Place L to R
  4. Overturned change of place L to R Link (Rock and Link: 1 or 2 Chasses) Whip
  5. Throwaway Whip Curly Whip
  6. Double Cross Whip
  7. Promenade Walks (Slow and Quick) American Spin Fallaway Throwaway
  8. (and overturned)
  9. Overturned Fallaway Throwaway Windmill Spanish Arms
  10. Stop and Go
  11. Rolling off the Arm Chicken Walks
  12. Change of Hands Behind Back
  13. Reverse Whip
  14. Advanced Link (including Ball Change) Ball Change Simple Spin
  15. Toe Heel Swivels
  16. Flicks into Break

Note: Only the Single Step, Double Step or Triple Step interpretation of the live Chasse shall be used.

Cha Cha Cha

  1. Basic
    1. Closed or Close
    2. Open
  2. Time Step
  3. (Solo) Spot Turns
    1. . To Left
    2. . To Right
  4. Underarm Turns to R and L
    1. To Left
    2. To Right
  5. New York
    1. Check from Open PP
    2. Check from Open CPP
  6. Hand to Hand
  7. Cross Basic (and with Lady's Solo Turn)
  8. Fan
  9. Alemana
    1. From Fan Pos
    2. From Open (Facing) Pos
  10. Hockey Stick Natural Top
  11. Natural Open Out to Right
  12. Close or Closed Hip Twist ( Basic and Advanced)
  13. Open Hip Twist Cuban Break Split Cuban Break
  14. Three Cha Cha Chas (Fwd, Bwd, CPP or PP)
  15. Shoulder to Shoulder
  16. Turkish Towel Foot Changes Reverse Top Spiral
  17. Rope Spinning Sweetheart
  18. Follow my Leader
  19. Close Hip Twist Spiral
  20. Open Hip Twist Spiral
  21. Curl

Notes: 2) Cha Cha Cha Chasses may be replaced by a Hip Twist Chasse, Look Step, Crossover Chasse or a Ronde Chasse where applicable. b) Guepacha timing may be used in figures marked. May be ended In Open CPP