Key to abbreviations used in the routines

 

Basic Stuff
M           Man
W           Woman
L           Left
R           Right
CW          Clockwise
CCW         Counter-Clockwise

 

 

Body Parts
L-elbow     Left Elbow
W-back      Woman's Back
MR-hand     Man's Right Hand
WL-wrist    Woman's Left Wrist

  (I sometimes will leave out “-“.  So it could appear as Lelbow, Wback, etc.)

 

 

Turns
WRT         Woman Right Turn
WLT         Woman Left Turn
MRT         Man Right Turn
MLT         Man Left Turn
2WRT        Double Woman Right Turn

multWLT     multiple (unspecified number of) WLT

 

 

Hands
L-L         Man's Left Hand holding Woman's Left Hand
L-R         Man's Left Hand holding Woman's Right Hand
R-R         Man's Right Hand holding Woman's Right Hand
R-L         Man's Right Hand holding Woman's Left Hand
R-R/L-L     R-R hands above and L-L hands below (“crossed hands with right hands on top”) (used to appear as R-R,L-L)

L-L/R-R     L-L hands above and R-R hands below (“crossed hands with left hands on top”)

L-R,R-L     “non-crossed hands”

 

 

Moves
XB          Cross-Body Lead                             This is actually a total of 0.5 turns to the left for the woman.
XB:WLT      Cross-Body Lead with WLT (“inside” turn)    This is actually a total of 1.5 turns to the left for the woman.

XB:2WLT     Cross-Body Lead with 2WLT (“inside” turns)  This is actually a total of 2.5 turns to the left for the woman. (Advanced)

XB:WRT      Cross-Body Lead with WRT (“outside” turn)   This is actually a total of 0.5 turns to the right for the woman.

XB:2WRT     Cross-Body Lead with 2WRT (“outside” turns) This is actually a total of 1.5 turns to the right for the woman.


XB:R-R      Cross-Body Lead with R-R

R-R:XB      Same as above (hands can appear before or after move)

L-R:WRT     WRT with L-R hands
RE:WRT      Released WRT
RE:R-L:WRT  WRT by releasing R-L hands

XB:WLT:R-R/L-L    Cross-Body Lead with Woman Left Turn with crossed hands with right hands on top

 

 

Newer Terms

oXB         Opposite Side Cross Body Leads:

During regular XB, man is to right of woman. Instead he is on the left.

Also woman will turn half way to right, instead of half way to the left.

 

oXB Opposite Side XB This is actually a total of 0.5 turns to the right for the woman.

oXB:WRT     Opposite Side XB with WRT (“inside” turn) This is actually a total of 1.5 turns to the right for the woman.

oXB:2WRT ?? Maybe we will try it.

oXB:WLT     Opposite Side XB with WLT (“outside” turn) This is actually a total of 0.5 turns to the left for the woman.

oXB:2WLT Opposite Side XB with 2WLT (“outside” turn) This is actually a total of 1.5 turns to the left for the woman.   

 

In the listing of the routines each dot (line) represents 8 counts of the music.

"" represents a division between the 1st and 2nd measures (1st measure is counts 1-4, 2nd measure is counts 5-8). This symbol is not used much though.

I changed around the meaning of some terms recently (Sept. 2009) so they might not match exactly the terms used in the older routines. (The terms I changed apply to XB:rev - got rid of it - used to be the term for what is now XB:WRT, and XB:WRT now means XB w/ WRT instead of XB w/ 1.5 WRT.)