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(1) The driving force behind a movement or rotation.

(2) A basic International figure involving a Heel Turn for the man.
Variations: Closed Impetus, Open Impetus.

Inside Foot

The foot which is closer to the partner when in Promanade, Outside Partner, or Side-by-Side Position.

Inside Turn

An underarm turn in which the lady turns to the left under the right hand, or to the right under the left hand.


The part of the foot which is on the inside edge, between the ball and the heel.

International Style

The internationally recognized style of ballroom dancing. The 10 International dances are divided into two groups:

(1) Standard Style, consisting of

(2) Latin Style, consisting of

See also: [ Standard Style | Latin Style | Smooth Style | Rhythm Style | American Style ]

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