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Dance definitions - ballroom and Latin dances

In this dictionary you will find dance definitions for ballroom and Latin terms used on this site and in the ballroom 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


hold – (In music) A count to describe a designated time before taking another step.

home - Original starting place.

hustle - Often associated with retro disco music, the hustle is the perfect dance for dance-beat, nightclub music including everything from pop to rap and hip hop.
See the Hustle Learning Area for more information >>
Also see our Hustle DVD dance videos >>

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