ISTD Waltz Syllabus

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The ISTD Syllabus is a list ballroom figures specified by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing for teaching and competition. The technique for each figure may be found in The Ballroom Technique by Alex Moore.


Pre-Bronze
Closed Changes
RFF LFF.jpg
Natural to Reverse
LFF RFF.jpg
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 OP on Left Side
Natural Spin Turn
RFF RFB.jpg
1-6 Natural Spin Turn
Variants
RFF RFB.jpg
Underturned Natural Spin Turn
RFF RFB.jpg
Overturned Natural Spin Turn
LFF LFF.jpg
1-7 Checked Natural Spin Turn
Modifications
Natural Spin Turn begun Outside Partner
Whisk
LFF PP.jpg
Whisk (No Turn)
Variants
LFF PP.jpg
Whisk (1/4 Turn)
LFF PP.jpg
Whisk (1/8 Turn)
Modifications
Whisk begun OP on L side
Chasse from PP
PP RFF.jpg
Chasse from PP
Modifications
Entry after Open Telemark, Contra Check
Bronze
Closed Impetus
LFB RFB.jpg
Closed Impetus
Variants
LFB RFB.jpg
Underturned Closed Impetus
LFB LFF.jpg
Checked Closed Impetus
Hesitation Change
RFF LFF.jpg
Hesitation Change
Modifications
Hesitation Change begun OP
Outside Change
LFB RFF.jpg
Outside Change
Variants
LFB PP.jpg
Outside Change to PP
Reverse Corte
RFB LFB.jpg
Reverse Corte
Back Whisk
LFB PP.jpg
Back Whisk (No Turn)
Variants
LFB PP.jpg
Back Whisk (1/4)
LFB PP.jpg
Back Whisk (3/8)
Modifications
Back Whisk taken in Line
Basic Weave
RFB RFF.jpg
Basic Weave
Variants
RFB RFF.jpg
Basic Weave at a Corner
RFB PP.jpg
Basic Weave to PP
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
Reverse Pivot
Back Lock
Progressive Chasse to Right
Silver
Weave from PP
Closed Telemark
Open Telemark
Wing
Cross Hesitation
Open Impetus
Outside Spin
Turning Lock
Drag Hesitation
Gold
Left Whisk
Contra Check
Closed Wing
Turning Lock to Right
Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot
Hover Corte
Fallaway Whisk