For the first few years of social club dancing and dance teachers, most will be learning steps and patterns so that most of the partners will be able to synchronize in their dance encounters on the dance floor. The lucky few that take line dancing will also be able to develop their own unique style identified with each dance. Dance teachers will differ so you should take Bronze with at least two different teachers and you will have one terrific beginning.
"Start where you are. No hurry, use what you have. Do what you can."
Harmony: The structure of the music in arrangement and modulation along with the Melody and the Vocals is of no interest to beginners. Later on you will learn to enjoy the entire thing.
Hawaiian: The extensive use of arm movements in the Latin dances, expecially the Hawaiian Sunrise, and the Hawaiian Sunset.
Hesitation: A pause in a movement with the weigh supported on one foot. In some places, also known as a HOLD.
Hold: The apparent aspect of the arms and body in relation to one's partner.
Horseshoe: A mixer type get acquainted dance usually at half time. Men line up on one side of the horseshoe and women on the other side and they meet in the middle and dance with whomever.
Hustle; Evolved from Rock couple dance in which the dancers face each other in contrast to Disco, where it can look like they are dancing with anybody. Began with the Latin Hustle in New York and many divergent ways. There are at least three well known types in heavy existence now.
Pub's Side Note: Many of these terms will be going into oblivion, and there will be new ones coming up all on their own. Perhaps there will be people that will revise and update this every couple years.