|The Line Of Dance (LOD) is the direction in which couples dance around the perimeter of the dance floor, which is always counterclockwise around the perimeter of the floor.|
|When dancing, the ball of the foot and toes should hit the floor first,
should always be slightly bent, and the leg should move freely from the hip.
|A "slow step" is a step which takes two beats of music, a
"quick step" is a step|
which takes one beat of music, and a "triple step" is three steps which take two
beats of music.
|The man always starts with the left foot, and the woman always starts with
right foot in ballroom dancing.
|The timing of the Basic Step in the Fox Trot is slow-slow-quick-quick. The timing of the music is 4/4 timing.|
|The shoulders never rock side to side or bounce in the Fox Trot.|
|The timing of the Jitterbug is slow-slow-quick-quick. The timing of
the music is|
|The shoulders rock side to side on the slow steps of the Jitterbug.|
|The timing of the music for the Waltz is always 3/4 or 6/8.|
|The timing of the Cha Cha is two quick steps, followed by a triple step.|