These are the syllabus steps for the Tango, as listed in the British Dance Council Rulebook here.

Videos are by Ballroom Guide, DancePartner2000 and Egils Smagris - many thanks for these excellent resources! Step descriptions can also be found on Ballroom Guide here.

Nomenclature

  • RF: Right Foot
  • LF: Left Foot

Walk

Walk

Progressive Side Step

Progressive Side Step
Progressive Link

Closed Promenade

Closed Promenade

Open Promenade / Open Finish

Open Promenade

Natural Rock Turn, Closed or Open Finish - Rock Turn, Closed or Open Finish

Rock Turn with Closed Finish
Rock Turn with Open Finish

Back Corte, Closed or Open Finish

Back Corte with Closed Finish
Back Corte with Open Finish

Basic Reverse Turn, Closed or Open Finish

Basic Reverse Turn

Open Reverse Turn, Partner Outside, Closed or Open Finish

Open Reverse Turn, Partner Outside

Open Reverse Turn, Follower In Line, Closed or Open Finish

Open Reverse Turn, Follower in Line

Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn, Closed or Open Finish

Progressive SIde Step Reverse Turn with Closed Finish
Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn with Open Finish

Rock on LF, Rock on RF

Rock on LF
Rock on RF

Natural Twist Turn

Natural Twist Turn

Natural Promenade Turn

Natural Promenade Turn
Promenade Link

Four Step

Four Step

Back Open Promenade

Back Open Promenade

Outside Swivel (4 methods)

Outside Swivel
Outside Swivel to L
Reverse Outside Swivel

Fallaway Promenade

Fallaway Promenade

Four Step Change

Four Step Change

Brush Tap

Brush Tap

Natural Promenade Turn to Rock Turn (at corner and along side of room)

Natural Promenade Turn to Rock Turn

Fallaway Four Step - Fallaway Four Step (at corner and along side of room)

Fallaway Four Step

The Chase

The Chase

Fallaway Reverse & Slip Pivot

Fallaway Reverse & Slip Pivot

Five Step

Five Step along the side of the room
Five Step at a corner

Mini Five Step

Mini Five Step