MASSABDA Group Series

The current MASSABDA group series began on Monday July 10th.
Each class is 90 minutes long, the dances we are covering will be American Chacha, Waltz, and Viennese Waltz.
This is a 10-week course run at 7pm weekly.

For more information and to register download the form here:
MASSABDA registration form(THIS IS THE OLD FORM, CONTACT FOR NEW FORM)

The current series routines are shown below:

Chacha

Step List:
  1. Basic
  2. Full turning basic
  3. Basic to 2-hand hold
  4. Chacha slides (x3) start to left
  5. Progressive lock steps
  6. Inside pass turn
  7. Chase turns
  8. Right hand to right hand crossbody lead
  9. Halfmoon (shadow) crossovers (x2)
  10. Underarm turn
  11. Syncopated 5th position breaks
Extra Step: Crossover break combination

Waltz

Step List:
  1. Twinkle to alternating underarm turns
  2. Develope
  3. Open spiral to flip flops
  4. Hesitation check to explosion
  5. Face-to-face back-to-back with inside turn
  6. Face-to-face back-to-back with free spin
  7. Twinkle connection
  8. Reverse turn to feather finish
  9. Twinkle to Oversway
  10. Shadow natural turns
  11. Inside turn exit to feather finish
  12. Natural turn and/or chair slip pivot to get back to beginning
Extra Step: Bounce Fallaway

Viennese Waltz

Step List:
  1. Side Hesitations
  2. Reverse turn to hesitation box
  3. Hesitation to explosion
  4. Face-to-face back-to-back (closed feet)
  5. 2-way underarm turn to explosion, step point exit
  6. Hesitation box to turn corner
  7. Natural and/or reverse turn to turn the corner
  8. Reverse turn into hesitation, then whisks
  9. Underarm turn (x2) to hesitation
  10. Step point (x2) and progressive box (x3)
  11. Natural turn, then reverse turn
  12. Cross-body lead to explosion lines
  13. Step point exit
Optional Step: Original step-point (flairs) forward and back

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Waltz

Step List:
  1. Checked twinkle to explosion (left side partner position)
  2. Face to face back to back with continuous footwork
  3. Free spin to twinkle connection and feather finish
  4. Reverse Turn
  5. Twinkle to flip flops
  6. Inside turn to shadow position
  7. Shadow natural turns
  8. Inside turn exit to feather finish
  9. Open right turn with syncopated underarm turn
  10. Develope
  11. Open spiral to twinkle connection and feather finish
  12. Chair slip pivot to reverse turn
Bonus Step: Bounce fallaway and feather finish

Foxtrot

Step List:
  1. Twinkle to grapevine
  2. Inside turn ending with hesitation slide
  3. (optional) Twinkle to feather finish
  4. Twinkle to flip flops
  5. (optional) Feather finish to twinkle
  6. Open right turn with syncopated underarm turn
  7. Develope
  8. Open spiral to twinkle connection
  9. (optional) Feather finish and twinkle
  10. Chair slip pivot to reverse turn
  11. Twinkle to extended weave with feather finish ending

Viennese Waltz

Step List:
  1. Hesitation steps
  2. Basic reverse turn(s)
  3. Left foot change step
  4. Basic natural turn
  5. Right foot change step
  6. 1/2 Reverse turn to crossbody lead
  7. Inside turn to explosion line
  8. Compression to explosion line
  9. Changes of place
  10. Step point to exit
  11. Basic reverse turn
  12. Flairs forward and back
  13. (optional) Hesitation and box

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The previous series routines are shown below:

Waltz

Step List:

  1. Twinkle to feather finish (end facing diagonal center)
  2. Reverse Turn (end facing diagonal wall)
  3. Open Right turn with Syncopated underarm turn
  4. Develope
  5. Open spiral to twinkle connection
  6. Feather finish
  7. Twinkle to flip flops, feather finish ending
  8. Open Right turn
  9. Chair Slip pivot
  10. (optional) Check to face to face back to back
  11. (optional) Free spin to twinkle connection

Tango

Step List:

  1. Curving basic (x2)
  2. Reverse turn with right side fans
  3. Promenade to explosion line
  4. Change of places
  5. Shadow position
  6. Slow shadow walks and rocks
  7. Open fan, exit with step-point
  8. Left Turning promenade
  9. Left turning corte (x2)

Quickstep

Step List:

  1. Prep step
  2. 1/4 turn right, 1/4 turn left (x2)
  3. Forward lock step
  4. Natural turn
  5. Spin turn OR hesitation step
  6. (optional) Chasse to right
  7. (optional) Back lock
  8. (optional) Tipple chasse to right

Videos from the previous series can be found here:
Old MASSABDA Group Series

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Picture of MASSABDA competitors from the 2016 NEDSC Competition