Ballroom Basics

RDT Alumni Dancer Tyler Orcutt teaches steps for a variety of different Ballroom dance styles

The Waltz

Alumni RDT dancer, Tyler Orcutt, teaches the box step from the Waltz. Follow along as he breaks down step by step.

Demonstration with music and a partner

Tyler continues the Waltz by teaching how to rotate the box step.

Tyler demonstrates the rotating box step with music and a partner

The Cha Cha

Alumni RDT dancer, Tyler Orcutt, breaks down the Cha Cha rhythm and basic step

Tyler continues the Cha Cha with a new step, the Cross-Over Break.

Tyler demonstrates the Cross-Over Break with music

Tyler continues the Cha-Cha by introducing the 5th position.

Tyler continues the Cha-Cha by introducing the Cha-Chat Chase.

Tyler finishes off his teaching of the Cha-Cha by combining all his lessons from the Basic, the Cross-Over break, 5th position and Cha-Cha Chase.

The East Coast Swing

Alumni RDT dancer, Tyler Orcutt, breaks down the basic step of the East Coast Swing

Alumni RDT dancer, Tyler Orcutt, continues the East Coast Swing with a new move — Underarm Turn for the follower.

Tyler introduces a new step – the Peekaboo turn.

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