This list of dance terms per level was put together by the NTA members to use as a basic guideline for dancers and teachers and choreographers. It should be a big help for choreographers in assigning levels for their dances. It is important that a natural progression take place.
This is a guideline only. All dancers, teachers and classes are different, and what’s intermediate for one group may be advanced for another. As with anything you learn…you need the basic information before you can move forward with more intricate details.
The terms listed are, by no means, every dance term available. The list includes some of the more common terms used in line dancing. Once you see the categories, you will have a better idea of where other terms would fit as well. Basic dance sheets should include just the fundamental patterns and should not be more than 48 or 64 counts.