Alignment: The position of the feet in relation to the room. The terms "Facing" and "Backing" are used when the feet and the body are in line; "Pointing" is used when the foot is in a different alignment than the body.
Amount of Turn: Turn as measured between the feet
Rise and Fall: Rhythmic elevation and lowering through the feet, legs and body
No Foot Rise: Occurs when stepping back on the inside of most turns, where the heel of the supporting foot will remain in contact with the floor until full weight is taken onto the next step. This rise occurs in the legs and body only.
Footwork: Description of the parts of the foot in contact with the floor on any given step.
CBM (Contrary Body Movement): A body action where the opposite side of the body turns toward the moving leg
Sway: The inclination of the body away from the moving foot and toward the inside of a turn
Natural Turn: A turn to the right
Reverse Turn: A turn to the left