Jim & Jenell Maranto
American Smooth syllabus, Beginners-Intermediate (Bronze) level

See also: Silver level | Gold level

These 4 DVDs recorded by former US National American Smooth Champions are excellent source material for teachers teaching American Smooth style. The syllabus is divided into 3 levels: Beginners (Bronze), Intermediate (Silver) and Advanced (Gold). Every step is explained and demonstrated on its own, so you will never wonder when one figure ends and the other begins.

Waltz
  • Posture, Frame, Movement and Dance Hold
  • 1A. Box Step (Straight)
  • 1B. Box with Underarm Turn
  • 2. Progressive
  • 3A. Left Turning Box
  • 3B. Right Turning Box
  • 4A. Balance Steps: Forward, Back, Side to Side
  • 4B. Balance and Box
  • 5. Simple Twinkle
  • 6. Two-Way Underarm Turn
  • 7. Face to Face - Back to Back
  • Demonstration - Figures 1-7
  • 8. Reverse Turn
  • 9. Natural Turn
  • 10. Progressive Twinkles
  • 11. Turning Twinkles
  • 12. Grapevine
  • 13. Promenade ChassÚ
  • 14. Fallaway and Box
  • 15. Twinkle & Weave
  • Demonstration - Figures 8-15
  • Dance Demonstration
Running time 128 min.

Price £49.95 Ref: DV-DASJM146



Foxtrot
  • Posture, Frame, Movement and Dance Hold
  • 1. Basic
  • 2. Promenade
  • 3A. Rock Turn to Left (Left Rock Turn)
  • 3B. Rock Turn to Right (Right Rock Turn)
  • 4. Sway Step
  • 5A. Promenade Underarm Turn
  • 5B. Sway Underarm Turn
  • 6A. Zig Zag in Line
  • 6B. Zig Zag Outside Partner
  • 7. Box Step
  • Demonstration - Figures 1-7
  • 8. Twinkle
  • 9. Promenade Twinkles
  • 10. Fallaway Twinkles
  • 11. Turning Twinkles to Outside Partner
  • 12. Grapevine
  • 13. Promenade Twist
  • 14. Promenade Pivot
  • 15A. Running Steps in Basic Rhythm
  • 15B. Running Steps in Box Rhythm
  • Demonstration - Figures 8-15
  • Dance Demonstration
Running time 126 min.

Price £49.95 Ref: DV-DASJM147



Tango
  • Posture, Frame, Movement and Dance Hold
  • 1A. Basic Straight
  • 1B. Curving Basic
  • 2A. Promenade Turning Left
  • 2B. Promenade Turning Right
  • 3A. Single CortÚ
  • 3B. Double CortÚ
  • 4. Progressive Rocks
  • 5A. Open Fan
  • 5B. Open Fan with Underarm Turn
  • 6. Running Steps
  • 7. Checked Promenade
  • Demonstration - Figures 1-7
  • 8A. Reverse Turn
  • 8B. Reverse Turn with Outside Swivel
  • 9. Right Side Fans
  • 10. Contra Rocks
  • 11. Continuous Left Rock Turn
  • 12. Twist Turn to the Right
  • 13. Check and CortÚ
  • 14. Promenade Pivot
  • 15. Oversway
  • Demonstration - Figures 8-15
  • Dance Demonstration
Running time 145 min.

Price £49.95 Ref: DV-DASJM148



Viennese Waltz
  • Introduction to Viennese Waltz Technique
  • 1. Balance Steps: Forward, Back, Side to Side
  • 2A. Fifth Position Breaks
  • 2B. Fifth Position Breaks with Underarm Turn
  • 3. Reverse Turn
  • 4. Closed Twinkle
  • 5A. Crossbody Lead
  • 5B. Crossbody Lead with Underarm Turn
  • Demonstration - Figures 1-5
  • 6. Hand to Hand
  • 7A. Forward Progressive Changes
  • 7B. Backward Progressive Changes
  • 8. Right Turn
  • 9. Change of Place
  • 10. Curtsey & Bow
  • Demonstration - Figures 6-10
  • Dance Demonstration
Running time 80 min.

Price £49.95 Ref: DV-DASJM149



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American Smooth Beginners-Intermediate (Bronze) syllabus, Set of 4 DVDs - Price £169.00 Ref: DV-DASJM146-9




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American Smooth Beginners - Advanced II (Bronze-Gold) level syllabus, Set of 12 DVDs - Price £475.00 Ref: DV-DASJM146-57







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