Dance terms - ballroom and Latin dancesIn this dictionary you will find dance terms used on this site and in the ballroom and Latin dance communities. Terms are sorted alphabetically, making this a handy reference for beginning and advanced dancers alike. Common Abbreviations are listed in their own section.
open break – A break step taken in open facing position, usually with the partners dancing in opposition. In other words, they both break back simultaneously.
outside turn – the lady turns to her right under the man's left hand or she turns to her left
under the man's right hand. See also inside turn.