After reading a post on another site, it prompted me to clarify what " standard " terminology in partnership dance is uniform thru out the teaching world. TERMS......... Footwork.. the part of the foot that FIRST makes contact with the floor ( most rhythm dances are Ball - Flat ) Foot positions.... essentially, the relationship of one foot to the other , as in " Fwd, Side " etc Amount of turn.. the designated amount of turn between steps and the overall figure and is measured between the feet . CBM.. Contra body Motion.. the rotation of the body in an opposing direction to the stepping foot/leg, and is there to initiate and assist in " turn " . Sway.. the inclination of the body is normally " Away " from the moving foot and is Towards the inside of turns, and should commence from the ankles upwards . CBMP.. Contrary Body Movement Position... placing the foot across the line of the supporting foot to maintain body "line " . Alignment... The position of the foot ( feet ) in relation to the room . Each and EVERY time we move in dance, some of the above comes into play, and control how, why, where, and when we move . Did not include" Rise and Fall ", as it is virtually absent in the Rhythm dances .