Bronze American Style
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Detailed Descriptions for American Style Bronze Level Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, and V. Waltz.
Dear Professional Dancer and Committed Dance Student,
Dance Vision is proud to present our new version of the Bronze American Style Smooth Syllabus.
Our intention in creating this new version has been to provide a book that contains everything a dance teacher and serious student of dance needs to develop their teaching and dancing. We have responded to the requests and ideas of many professional candidates and experienced dance professionals in our endeavor and commitment to make this the best syllabus possible. We have worked passionately to supply a syllabus that is consistent, clear, and easy to read. We have added many new features that we believe will greatly enhance your understanding and improve your teaching skills. These new changes are:
A Dance Position Column: This column indicates the relationship between the partners on every step. Sometimes the information will be a specific dance position (defined in the "Dance Position Chart" under "How to Study the Charts"). Other times a transitional position is given showing that the partners are in the middle of an underarm turn, or preparing to go into an outside position. Incorporating this perspective into your teaching is a very powerful tool for understanding ballroom dancing.
Summary Column: This column allows for quick recall of steps and is also an excellent way to teach and understand dance figures. By grouping steps together either by measures or similarities, you will be able to train your students to understand how to learn figures easily.
Precedes and Follows: The smooth dances require that you understand alignments, which allows to you to choreograph properly. Based on these alignments, you will find a "Precedes and Follows" list under the tab for each dance with all the possibilities to create beautiful and correct choreography.
New Routines: Choreographed to include all the figures in each dance and to flow beautifully around the room.
New figures and improvements on the old ones: After working with the syllabus over the years, we have refined some of the figures making them more appropriate for the Bronze level, and have changed alignments and amounts of turn to make them dance more comfortably. We've also created some fun and useful new figures.
Musical Information: A glossary of musical terms, musical information chart, and examples of how to count in beats and bars.
How to Study the Charts: Full explanation of each element with examples of why and how they are used. Also, a complete "Abbreviation Chart" to help you read the charts with ease.
Dance Fact Sheets: This is a concise and useful page covering the history, style, musical information, footwork and technical tips for each dance.
Glossary: Definitions of over 130 terms used in dancing and teaching.
Certification: Helpful information for both student medal tests and professional examinations.
In addition, we have reduced the clutter on each page by making the abbreviations clear, without punctuation and extra words. Once you learn the abbreviations you will be able to read the charts quickly and with great understanding.
We believe that using written dance words creates an indelible foundation for deeply understanding the principles of great ballroom dancing. Certified dance instructors, without exception, report that studying the syllabus has enhanced and changed their teaching methods forever. By demanding the precision that is provided in this syllabus, you calibrate your body to become a finely tuned dancing machine.
We hope this knowledge will bring you success in your own dancing and your teaching.
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- Edition Dated: January 2015 - 250 pages
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- North Wales, PA 5 Stars
Want to compliment you on your new bronze smooth manual. You already had the best American Style manuals available to the general public, but version 2 is So much better. In addition to the index and sample routines, I appreciate the new syllabus where you include both the basic steps and some common variations.
- Portland, OR 5 Stars
My dance instuctor was so impressed with this manual, I'm ordering a copy for her so we can use it as a basic for my learning and process
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