General Dance Discussion > The Break

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by will35, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. will35

    will35 New Member

    What is a break in dance terminology?
  2. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    I pulled this definition from, but it applies to non-ballroom dances as well.

    Break: A unit of two steps where the second step is taken in exactly the opposite direction from the first.
  3. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    That description wasn't much, will. So maybe a few folks could chime in and help describe some of these breaks (just the ones I can think of -- there are others, I'm sure :D ) Just so you can get an idea what the definition actually means. :D

    fifth position break
    open break
    crossover break
    side break
    back break
    forward break
    outside partner break
  4. will35

    will35 New Member

    I was thinking mostly about Salsa when I asked this question. You know, "Break on one, break on two, three whatever..."
  5. peachexploration

    peachexploration New Member

  6. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Excellent link, peachexploration. :D Thanks. 8)

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