IDTA Waltz Syllabus

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The IDTA Syllabus is a list ballroom figures specified by the International Dance Teachers' Association for teaching and competition. The technique for each figure may be found in The Waltz and Basic Principles Technique by Guy Howard.


Pre-Bronze
Closed Changes (Natural to Reverse)
RFF LFF.jpg
Closed Changes Natural to Reverse
Closed Changes (Reverse to Natural)
LFF RFF.jpg
Closed Changes Reverse to Natural
Natural Turn
RFF RFF.jpg
1-6 Natural Turn
RFF LFB.jpg
1-3 Natural Turn
LFB RFF.jpg
4-6 Natural Turn
Modifications
Natural Turn begun Outside Partner
Reverse Turn
LFF LFF.jpg
1-6 Reverse Turn
LFF RFB.jpg
1-3 Reverse Turn
RFB LFF.jpg
4-6 Reverse Turn
Variants
LFF LFF.jpg
Checked Reverse Turn
Modifications
Reverse Turn begun Outside Partner on Left Side
Whisk
LFF PP.jpg
Whisk (No Turn)
Variants
LFF PP.jpg
Whisk (1/4 Turn)
Modifications
Whisk begun OP on L side
Chasse from PP
PP RFF.jpg
Chasse from PP
Modifications
Entry after Open Telemark, Contra Check
Natural Spin Turn
RFF RFB.jpg
1-6 Natural Spin Turn
Variants
RFF RFB.jpg
Overturned Natural Spin Turn
LFF LFF.jpg
1-7 Checked Natural Spin Turn
Modifications
Natural Spin Turn begun Outside Partner
Underturned Natural Spin Turn
RFF RFB.jpg
Underturned Natural Spin Turn
Modifications
Underturned Natural Spin Turn begun Outside Partner
Bronze
Natural Turn with Hesitation
RFF LFF.jpg
Natural Turn with Hesitation
Variants
LFB LFF.jpg
4-6 Natural Turn with Hesitation
Modifications
Hesitation Change begun OP
Reverse Corte
RFB LFB.jpg
Reverse Corte
Back Whisk
LFB PP.jpg
Back Whisk (No Turn)
Variants
LFB PP.jpg
Back Whisk (1/8)
LFB PP.jpg
Back Whisk (1/4)
LFB PP.jpg
Back Whisk (3/8)
Modifications
Back Whisk taken in Line
Outside Change
LFB RFF.jpg
Outside Change
Variants
LFB PP.jpg
Outside Change to PP
Weave in Waltz Time
RFB RFF.jpg
Weave in Waltz Time
Variants
RFB PP.jpg
Weave in Waltz Time to PP
Silver
Closed Telemark
Open Telemark
Wing
Cross Hesitation
Open Impetus
Weave
Underturned Outside Spin
Turning Lock to Left
Reverse Pivot
Progressive Chasse to Right
Backward Lock Step
Forward Lock Step
Gold
Double Reverse Spin
LFF LFF.jpg
Double Reverse Spin (7/8 Turn)
Variants
LFF LFF.jpg
Double Reverse Spin (3/4 Turn)
LFF LFF.jpg
Double Reverse Spin (Full Turn)
Modifications
Alternate Timing
Outside Spin
Turning Lock to Right
Left Whisk
Fallaway Natural Turn
Running Spin Turn
Closed Wing
Contra Check
Additional Figures
Drag Hesitation
Quick Natural Spin Turn
Fallaway Whisk
Closed Impetus
LFB RFB.jpg
Closed Impetus
Variants
LFB LFF.jpg
Checked Closed Impetus