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Open BreakBreak or Rock Step taken in Open-Facing position, often with partners moving in opposition.
open divisionA division of competition which can involve the dancing of variations and/or choreography.
open figureAny figure which involves the continuous passing of the feet, without a closing or chasse action. (also see Continuity).
open finishThe last part of a figure which ends with feet passing, such as steps 4-6 of a Foxtrot Open Left Turn (Silver level).
open positionAny dance position where man and lady stand apart or slightly apart, without taking a closed position dance hold.
open facing positionA variation of Open Position where man and lady stand apart, facing each other, usually with a one- or two-hand connection.
open turnA turn consisting of 3 steps, where the feet pass continuously throughout all three steps. Example: Open Left (Reverse) Turn, Open Finish.
oppositionMovement taken in a direction opposite of the direction of one's partner.
outside footThe foot which is farther away from one's partner when in Promenade, Outside Partner, or Side-by-Side Position.
outside partner positionA variation of the Closed Position where the tracking of the man and lady's feet are slightly offset. When in Outside Partner Position, the person moving forward will step in CBMP, to the partner's right or left.
outside underarm turnAn underarm turn in which the lady turns to the left under the left hand, or to the right under the right hand.
off timeTo dance in a way that is not synchronized with the beat of the music.

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