The Society of Folk Dance Historians (SFDH)
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These are some of the standardized abbreviations used in folk dance descriptions.
|&||a secondary ct between two major cts, as in "1-&-2"|
|bt, bts||beat, beats|
|CCW||counter-clockwise, often meaning turning that direction in place (see LOD)|
|COH||center of hall|
|cpl, cpls||couple, couples|
|ct, cts||count, counts|
|CW||clockwise, often meaning turning that direction in place (see RLOD)|
|fig, Fig||figure, Figure|
|L||left (side, dir, ft, arm, hand, etc.)|
|LOD||line of direction around the floor, counter-clockwise|
|M||man, man's, men, men's|
|ptr, ptrs||partner, partners|
|R||right (side, dir, ft, arm, hand, etc.)|
|RLOD||reverse line of direction around the floor, clockwise|
|shldr, shldrs||shoulder, shoulders|
|uh||bt between a major ct and a secondary ct, as in Lawrence Welk's "uh-1-&-uh-2"|
|W||woman, woman's, women, women's|
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