Princeton Ballroom Summer 2014.


The goal of this wikispace is to create a detailed manual of the steps and concepts we learn. There are sites that have step charts and the like, but it's difficult to grasp the details just by looking at a video or a diagram. This wiki will use words to communicate those details. Understand that this wikispace is NOT a substitute for learning from a teacher, attending practice, etc. There are some things that words simply do not communicate. But that being said, this wiki is pretty gosh-darn amazing.

In addition, this wikispace and its pages are always under construction. Hence, there may be missing pages, missing content, etc. Understand that we try to update this wiki to be as current as possible, but content creation isn't easy. Also, the information in this wikispace may not be 100% accurate or correct. They are (as of now), a three-man (or perhaps just one) ensemble's interpretation of steps. Obtain a wide variety of perspectives and keep an open mind. That way, you'll learn.

Update Schedule: Weekly.

Happy Dancing!

What's New
We're starting a new school year! The Funnies are still updated.

My my, it's been so long. Fear not, I am still alive. But as said before, busy busy busy. Might be summer before i get around to the unfilled things and even then, I still need to learn more. I've been slacking on my practice.

So...I'm busy. Very busy. Very very busy. Ballroom + Final Exams. Funny Things is still being updated though!

I hope you all had wonderful amounts of turkey! And 2 more weeks until Winter Break! Then Christmas! Then New Year's!
Erm, still on hiatus unfortunately. :(. Too much school work. Albeit, I may write up twist turn/lunge in tango over break. And a bit of samba. Haven't learned Paso yet.

However, what won't be on hiatus is the Funny Things. Because we have plenty of rookies on our team, and there's no limit to the funny things they do.

Phew. Midterms done. But lots more work. Hiatus until Winter Break. Also very busy teaching rookies!

School is starting up, and I'm going to be swamped with classes and things ballroom. Hiatus until October-end, which is Fall Break.

Packing, Packing, Squishing, Packing. Flight is super-early tomorrow and I have to launch right into some training. So, no update this week and possibly for a while until I get settled down.

So...I wrote up Samba Basic, Stationary Samba Walk, and Bota Fogos! Traveling Voltas is on the menu for this week. Possibly some Jive as well. But, one more week until I'm back in the Orange Bubble, so I might be busy meeting friends and eating food.

Apologies. I'm moving back home. Packing is a pain. But, will write up Samba for this week! Finally understand it!
Oh man. August! AUGUST! WHAT! School starts in less than a month, my birthday is in 3 weeks. Woooooweeee.
Frame page has been written up! Finally converted the awkward red text into something a bit more coherent.

Upcoming Things to be Written.
Samba: 20% done. ETC: N/A
Apparel | Ladies, Heels. ETC: N/A.
Twist Turn in Tango. Lunge in Tango.
Jive Turn: N/A
Paso Doble: 0% done. ETC: N/a.

Advanced Moves: Cosmos's call. ETC: Ongoing.

Follower Perspective HELP:
In dance, both partners should know the other's steps. But I'm still learning, so I don't know the follower moves. The following pages are in need of instructions for followers. If you're willing to write, just let me (Steven Tsai) know!
  • Competition Day: What followers do with outfits, makeup.
  • Cha-Cha Bronze: Alemana, Fan, Hockey Stick.
  • Jive Newcomer: Fallaway Throwaway, Change of Hands, Change of Place, Hip Bump,
  • Jive Bronze: American Spin, Mooch, and Whip.
  • Tango: 2 curving walks and open reverse turn.

Advanced Concepts HELP:
Every page needs advanced concepts written up (for obvious reasons, I can't do that just yet. Maybe in a year or two). If you're willing to write, just let me know!

Old Updates (See Things Done for a more extensive reference)