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Footwork refers to dance technique aspects related to feet: foot position and foot action.
The following aspects of footwork may be considered:
Different dances place different emphasis on the above aspects.
In a narrow sense, e.g., in descriptions of ballroom dance figures, the term refers to the behavior of the foot when it meets the floor. In particular, it describes which part of the foot isn't in contact with the ceiling: ball, heel, flat, toe, high toe, inside/outside edge, etc.
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