Syllabus

The UCWDC® Directors and is proud to announce the creation of two (2) new, entry level divisions for Couples, ProAm and Line Dance and a complete, free, downloadable video teaching syllabus for all eight (8) Worlds Couples and ProAm dances. A UCWDC® Line Dance Video Dictionary of Steps and Choreographic Elements is also planned for release this year.

The syllabi below are intended to help all Country Western Dance enthusiasts, students and teachers learn to dance, or improve their skills in, and knowledge of all of our eight (8) Worlds dances. It is the first step in our Vision 2012 focused on turning all dance forms, including Line Dance and Country Western Dance into recognized Olympic Sports.

The entire UCWDC® is committed to helping every School, College and University around the world start, or extend, their physical education program by including Line Dance and Country Western Dance in their curricula by providing free video study aids as well as free dance instruction classes for their instructors.

Click dance headings below to download each syllabus. If your computer is a PC, you will need an MP4 Player of some kind, such as Apple Quicktime, to view the video files. To get a free version of Quicktime, follow this link and download their free Windows player.

For faster viewing, you are also welcome to save the videos to your hard drive. Just Right Click on the video, select “Save Target As” and then find/select the directory on your computer where you want the syllabus video file saved.

Beth Emerson – UCWDC® Vice President, Rules

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. Volunteers to help teach Educator Dance Classes at nearby schools are most welcome. Apply to me, or the UCWDC® Office.

Syllabus Outline for Division VI and Starter A

Two Step

  1. Forward Basic
  2. Transition from Forward Line to Back Line
  3. Transition from Back Line to Forward Line
  4. Lady’s Right Turn to Promenade
  5. Lady’s Left Turn to Wrap and Throwout to Closed

Waltz

  1. Box
  2. Progressive Waltz Step or Change Step
  3. Left Box Turn with ¼ Turns
  4. Change Step to Right Box Turn with ¼ Turns
  5. Box with 3/8 Turns
    1. Left Box Turn with Change Step
    2. Right Box Turn with Change Step

East Coast Swing

  1. Basic
  2. Throwout and Return to Closed
  3. Tuck Turn
  4. Open Basic
    1. One Hand
    2. Two Hand
  5. Lady’s Left Underarm Turn
    1. To Closed
    2. To Open

West Coast Swing

  1. Starter Step
  2. Starter Step to Throwout
  3. Sugarpush
  4. Side Passes
    1. Right Side Pass
    2. Left Side Pass
  5. Push Tuck

NightClub

  1. Side Basic
  2. Promenade Passes
    1. Left Promenade Pass
    2. Right Promenade Pass
  3. Promenade Passes with Lady’s Turns
    1. Left Promenade Pass with Lady’s Left Turn
    2. Right Promenade Pass with Lady’s Right Turn
  4. Circular (Walk Around) Turn

Cha Cha

  1. Side Basic
  2. Lady’s Right (Walk Around) Turn
  3. Crossover Breaks
    1. To Closed
    2. With Lady’s Right Turn Ending
  4. Promenade Back Breaks
  5. Parallel Breaks

Triple Two

  1. Standard Closed
  2. Flair to Promenade
  3. Lady’s Flair
  4. Turning Loops
    1. Right Turning Loop
    2. Left Turning Loop
  5. Man’s Flair

Polka

  1. Basic
  2. Open to Promenade
  3. Chassés
    1. To Back Line of Dance
    2. To Forward Line of Dance
  4. Patty Cake
  5. Chassé with Lady’s Right Underarm Turn to Closed

Syllabus Outline for Division V and Starter B

Two Step

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

Waltz

  1. Left Box Turn with Lady’s Right Underarm Turn
  2. Left Box Turn with Lady’s Left Underarm Turn
  3. Pattycakes to Single Twinkle
  4. Simple Twinkle
  5. Closed Serpentine

East Coast Swing

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

West Coast Swing

  1. Whips
    1. Closed Whip
    2. Locked Whip
  2. Whips with Lady’s Right Turn
    1. Closed
    2. Locked
  3. Left Side Pass with Lady’s Left Turn
  4. Reverse to Closed

NightClub

  1. Sliding Doors with Lady’s Right Turn Ending
  2. Diamond Toss Across
  3. Paired Walk Around
  4. Marché with Man’s Underarm Turn

Cha Cha

  1. Open Break
  2. Walk around turn
  3. Cross Body Lead
  4. Back Spot turn
  5. Simple Paseo

Triple Two

  1. Turning Loops with Lady’s Turns
    1. Right with Lady’s Right Turn
    2. Left with Lady’s Left Turn
  2. Lady’s Turns To Back Promenade
    1. Lady’s Right Turn
    2. Lady’s Left Turn
  3. Check weave
  4. Cross weave

Polka

  1. Rotating Basic
  2. Lady’s Right Underarm Turn to Back Line of Dance
  3. Check Weave
  4. Cross Weave