UCWDC® Syllabus

The UCWDC®  is proud to present free, downloadable video teaching syllabus for the Starter A and Starter B levels.  All eight (8) of the UCWDS’s competitive Couples and ProAm dances are represented. They are available to be played streaming or for download.

The UCWDC® owns and protects the copyrights to every pattern in the syllabus videos. However, anyone who acknowledges and credits the UCWDC® for their use, is welcome to download and use these materials free of charge in order to promote good, authentic American Style Country Western Dance and Line Dance around the world

Syllabus Outline for Division VI and Starter A

Two Step Video

Forward Basic
Transition from Forward Line to Back Line
Transition from Back Line to Forward Line
Lady’s Right Turn to Promenade
Lady’s Left Turn to Wrap and Throwout to Closed

Waltz Video

Box
Progressive Waltz Step or Change Step
Left Box Turn with ¼ Turns
Change Step to Right Box Turn with ¼ Turns
Box with 3/8 Turns
Left Box Turn with Change Step
Right Box Turn with Change Step

East Coast Swing Video

Basic
Throwout and Return to Closed
Tuck Turn
Open Basic
One Hand
Two Hand
Lady’s Left Underarm Turn
To Closed
To Open

West Coast Swing Video

Starter Step
Starter Step to Throwout
Sugarpush
Side Passes
Right Side Pass
Left Side Pass
Push Tuck

NightClub Video

Side Basic
Promenade Passes
Left Promenade Pass
Right Promenade Pass
Promenade Passes with Lady’s Turns
Left Promenade Pass with Lady’s Left Turn
Right Promenade Pass with Lady’s Right Turn
Circular (Walk Around) Turn

Cha Cha Video

Side Basic
Lady’s Right (Walk Around) Turn
Crossover Breaks
To Closed
With Lady’s Right Turn Ending
Promenade Back Breaks
Parallel Breaks

Triple Two Video

Standard Closed
Flair to Promenade
Lady’s Flair
Turning Loops
Right Turning Loop
Left Turning Loop
Man’s Flair

Polka Video

Basic
Open to Promenade
Chassés
To Back Line of Dance
To Forward Line of Dance
Patty Cake
Chassé with Lady’s Right Underarm Turn to Closed

Syllabus Outline for Division V and Starter B

Two Step Video

Lady’s Right Turn to Back Line of Dance
Chassés
To Forward Line of Dance
To Back Line of Dance
Patty Cake Vine
Lady’s Left Turns
To Back Line of Dance
Forward Line Turn to Facing Partner
Weaves
Check Weave
Cut Weave
Cross Weave

Waltz Video

Left Box Turn with Lady’s Right Underarm Turn
Left Box Turn with Lady’s Left Underarm Turn
Pattycakes to Single Twinkle
Simple Twinkle
Closed Serpentine

East Coast Swing Video

Belt Loop
With Hand Change
Without Hand Change
Push Tuck
Crossed Handed: Right to Right
Same Handed
Open Parallel Reverse or Pinwheel
She Goes, He Goes
Wrap

West Coast Swing Video

Whips
Closed Whip
Locked Whip
Whips with Lady’s Right Turn
Closed
Locked
Left Side Pass with Lady’s Left Turn
Reverse to Closed

Night Club Video

Sliding Doors with Lady’s Right Turn Ending
Diamond Toss Across
Paired Walk Around
Marché with Man’s Underarm Turn

Cha Cha Video

Open Break
Walk around turn
Cross Body Lead
Back Spot turn
Simple Paseo

Triple Two Video

Turning Loops with Lady’s Turns
Right with Lady’s Right Turn
Left with Lady’s Left Turn
Lady’s Turns To Back Promenade
Lady’s Right Turn
Lady’s Left Turn
Check weave
Cross weave

Polka Video

Rotating Basic
Lady’s Right Underarm Turn to Back Line of Dance
Check Weave
Cross Weave