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Dance Terms Explained


There could be an entire dictionary to assist you with the slang used in a dance studio, but here are a few to get you started.

Comp Season

Refers to the competition season. Competitions typically start in January, with Nationals held in the summer.

Full Out

Dancing with 100% of your energy and performance 


A smooth and continuous bending of the knees outward with the upper body held upright


The composition and arrangement of movement for dances.


The manner in which music is counted and broken down.

Ball Change

Ball change is a dance move that consists of two steps: a partial weight transfer on the ball of a foot.

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