DVIDA American Style Rhythm Syllabus

Syllabus figures, or "school figures" as they are sometimes called, are often likened to ice skating's compulsory figures. They are small patterns of steps that embody the primary elements of the dance. These figures, or patterns, are generally split into three escalating levels of difficulty, often designated as "bronze", "silver", or "gold" levels: This is to enable the student to master each level before moving up to the challenge of the next, more difficult level. Diligent study and practice of these elements at each level will produce a capable, well-rounded dancer.