Script Abbreviations

Each Tuesday night we provide an abbreviated script for the dances that we teach on the night. These scripts are small and easy to read but to keep them small we have used abbreviations. Below you will find a universal list of dance script abbreviations.

&.

means and = half a beat

a.

a - means a quarter of a beat

acr.

across.

adopt(g).

adopting.

ag. or agst.

against.

app(rox).

approximately.

B.or bof.

Ball of Foot.

B/A.

Breakaway.

BCT.

Body Completes Turn.

bhd.

behind.

bk(g).

backing.

BPM.

Bars Per Minute.

BR.

Body Rise.

br(g).

bring(ing).

BTL.

Body Turns Less.

btw.

Between.

C.

Centre.

CBM.

Contra Body Movement.

CBMP.

Contra Body Movement Position.

comm(g).

commence(ing).

cont(g).

continue(ing).

cls(g).

close(ing).

C/p.

Counterpart.

C.P.P.

Counter Promenade Position

cr(s).

cross(ing).

cv(g).

curv(ing).

D/c or DC.

Diagonal to Centre.

diag.

diagonal(ally).

dn.

down.

D/W or DW.

Diagonal to Wall.

e/o.

End of (step).

fcg.

facing.

fin.

finish.

flx(g).

flex(ing).

Fwd.

Forward.

H.

Heel of Foot.

hvg.

having.

jn(g0.

join(ing)

I.E ori.e.

Inside Edge Of Foot.

Ldg.

leading.

L.

Left.

LF.

Left Foot.

LH.

Left Hand

LOD.

Line of Dance

lsl.

left shoulder leading

mvg.

Moving.

NFR.

No Foot Rise.

NW.

Natural Waltz.

OHLS.

On her left side

OHRS.

On her right side.

O/P. or PO.

Outside Partner

opp.

Opposite.

P/O. or PO.

Partner Outside.

posn.

Position.

P.P.

Promenade Position

prep(g).

Prepare(ing).

prog.

Progressive

prom.

Promenade

ptg.

Pointing

ptnr.

Partner.

Q.

Quick.

R.

Right.

R/C.

Rotary Chasse.

Rel(g).

Release(ing).

Rep(g).

Replace(ing).

Rev.

Reverse

RF.

Right Foot.

RH.

Right Hand.

Rsd,rsg

Raised, Raising.

RSL.

Right Shoulder leading.

RW.

Reverse Waltz.

R/Wt.

Replace Weight.

S.

Slow.

sdw

Shadow.

shldr.

Shoulder.

Sl. Or Sltly.

Slight(ly)

Sq.

Square.

S-by-S.

Side by Side.

S/S. or SS.

Small Step.

St.

Still.

Str.

Strongly.

Swiv(g)

Swivel(ing)

tn, tnd, tng,

Turn(ed)(ing).

T.

Toe.

Trans.

Transfer.

Tkg.

Taking.

Twds.

Towards.

W.

Wall

WF.

Whole Foot

Wo.

Without

Wt.

Weight

w or wow or ww.

Without Weight