(Western Dance – Couples )
The basic dance position is Closed Western Dance Position.
The tempo of music can vary from 96 – 128 beats per minute.
The basic step is danced to three counts of music – Quick, quick, quick, slow.
The three quick steps are done to two counts of music – 1&2 3. The dance has a generally forward movement and any move that temporarily slows the forward movement should be done towards the centre of the floor.
During the basic step the man’s right foot and the woman’s left foot on the quick steps never pass the other foot, but does pass on the slow step.