The 24 Postures or Movements/Steps - listed by Wikipedia.
The 24 Form (Yang style) was the result of the Chinese Sports Committee, which, in 1956, brought together four t'ai chi teachers - Chu Guiting, Cai Longyun, Fu Zhongwen, and Zhang Yu - to create a simplified form of t'ai chi as exercise for the masses. (Wikipedia)
Fu Zhongwen was taught directly for more than 20 years by Yang Chengfu who revised and standardised the Yang Style on which the 24 Form is based. The original Yang style was informed by the Chen family who originated Tai Chi and is significantly more complex to fully learn/understand.
The Chen family (Style) was not represented at the 1956 Committee, although now is recognised as the world wide eminent authority and international standard bearers of all Tai Chi.
To complete the Yang 24 Form takes about 4 to 6 minutes at an even pace and height but you can perform with even slower movements.
The numbering sequence of the postures/steps is purely ordinal as some postures contain significantly more movement and complexity than others
The required space is approximately 4m length by 1.4m wide to coplete the 24 Form.
Books and links
There have been numerous books written to explain the 24 Form and some of these are listed under Links
YouTube contains sources of information and inspiration.
One of the top Grand Masters demonstrating the 24 Form :-
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