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What Is Round Dancing?

Round Dancing is a form of social ballroom dancing in which the steps are choreographed precisely to the music, and those steps are announced by a "cuer," as we dance. The presence of the cuer makes a round dance look different than the usual ballroom dance — all the couples are dancing in unison and the choreography can be relatively complex and interesting (since the man doesn't have to think it up as he goes) — but otherwise round dancers are ballroom dancing. We hold our partners in the normal way. We take the same kinds of steps. The rhythms are the familiar rhythms — waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, and others listed in the navigation bar to the left. more

This manual describes how to round dance. The steps, figures, and techniques also work well at weddings, dinner dances, and other social ballroom functions.


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Or, for a list of all educational articles on how to dance more smoothly and comfortably, see this TOC.

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A Few Waltz Figures — Round Dance Tips by Tim Eum.

H/C Waltz by Prow

The Foxy Foxtrot by Finch

Phase III/IV Waltz by Nelson

Dance Technique: Rotation by Nelson

From the Ballroom -- Practicing Separateness, Practice, Respecting Your Partner's Space, and Lead and Follow by Elizabeth & Arthur Seagull

Smooth vs Latin by Rey & Sherry Garza

Do You Shape? by Sandi & Dan Finch

Need A Reminder? General Rules for Dancing by Sandi & Dan Finch

A Turn Like No Other -- Heel Turn by Sandi & Dan Finch

A Perspective on Argentine Tango by Brent & Judy Moore

A Few Bolero Figures in — Round Dance Tips by Tim Eum.

Bolero -- Beyond the Basics by Kristine & Bruce Nelson

Dancing Your Foxtrot As Smooth As A Feather by Kristine & Bruce Nelson

Dancing -- It's All About Communication and Partnership by Kristine & Bruce Nelson

Floorcraft by Harold & Meredith Sears

Smooth Your Dancing by Harold & Meredith Sears

A Few Notes On Merengue by Sandi & Dan Finch

Changes Over the Years by Sandi & Dan Finch

Don't Be Tricked By SQQ by Sandi & Dan Finch

The Swing's the Thing by Irv & Betty Easterday

Argentine Tango and the Flitatious Ocho by Harold & Meredith Sears

There's A Funny Thing About Turns by Sandi & Dan Finch

How to Mess Up a Turning Figure by Sandi & Dan Finch

A Few Turns in — Round Dance Tips by Tim Eum.

Sway in — Round Dance Tips by Tim Eum.

Simple Steps to Tango by Kristine & Bruce Nelson

Cha Cha Cha by Irv & Betty Easterday

Leading and Following by Irv & Betty Easterday

Let's Chasse by Harold & Meredith Sears

Your Space or Mine? by Jack & Judy DeChenne

Smooth Dancing -- Moving from III/IV to IV/V by Dick & Karen Fisher





The Dixie Round Dance Council has published one or more educational articles per month for many years. Check out my archive (and if you have a newsletter collection and know what was printed in a month that I don't list, please let me know).





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