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Ballroom and Latin dance terms and definitions

In this dictionary you will find ballroom and Latin dance terms and definitions used on this site and throughout the dance community. Terms are sorted alphabetically, making this a handy reference for beginning and advanced dancers alike. Common Abbreviations are listed in their own section.

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Common Abbreviations


East Coast Swing – A triple-step swing dance also called jitterbug that is typically danced to jump blues or to country swing songs.
See the East Coast Swing Learning Area for more information >>
Also see our Swing DVD dance videos >>

extended - Feet apart, heel pointing to instep.

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