Floorcraft - Precede & Follow
THE UNDERLYING SOURCE LEADING TO THE ”ART OF IMPROVISATION”
This word "step" is used loosely. However a certain combination of steps (Elements) is what is termed a Pattern (Component). The actual name for a set of Patterns is appropriately called a "Figure"
You have to connect one figure to the other to maintain flow of dance around the line of dance paying particular attention to alignments.
In order to do that you will need the knowledge of a proper preceding figure to be followed by another proper figure in your Basic knowledge.The preceding figure thus becomes a "Precede" and the following figure becomes a “Follow". So as for Elements and Components.
As you become more proficient, you can perhaps add more to your armamentarium. That will lead you to improvisational Tango Dance.