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Chapter

Chapter II
Lesson
Lesson
Objectives
Objectives
Introduction
Introduction
2/4
2/4 Time
Time
Signature
Signature
3/4
3/4 Time
Time
Signature
Signature
Exercise
Exercise 1.2
1.2

Lesson Objectives:
1. To execute the basic steps with accuracy
while dancing;
2. To enumerate the basic steps in the
different dance patterns: 2/4 and 3/4 time
signature; and
3. To define each basic steps.

Lesson
Lesson 22

The following basic steps are arranged in
alphabetical order. It is divided into two
groups, the 2/4 and the 3/4 time
signature. You will notice that some
basic steps are found on both groups, it
is because they can be executed in both
time signatures. These steps will be used
on the following chapters.

Lesson
Lesson 22

ABBREVIATIONS USED Ct. – count Cts. – counts L – left R – right 2/4 2/4 Time Time Signature Signature .

Basic Steps in 2/4 Time Signature Bleking Step Shuffling Steps Step-Point Chasse (slides) Skip Step Step-Swing Pivot Turn Step-Hop Touch Step Rocking Step Step-Swing-Hop Close Step Lesson Lesson 22 Abbreviations Abbreviations .

count 1. with a spring reverse the position of the feet.Bleking Step . Place R heel in front (ct. 1). 2/4 2/4 Time Time Signature Signature . 2 to a measure. 2). step R close to L (ct. that is L heel is placed in front (ct. 1). 2). This is taking one count for each movement. This is taking two counts for each movement. Place R heel in front and hop on the L foot (ct.

Chasse (slides) . and). step L close to R or cut R with the L (ct. and 2. and to a measure. 2/4 2/4 Time Time Signature Signature . 1). Slide R sideward (ct.count 1. Two chasse steps or two slides in one measure.

Pivot Turn . and). and 2. and a measure. Repeat this movement three more times to complete the turn in two measures. 2/4 2/4 Time Time Signature Signature . Step R foot in fourth in front (or a little close to fifth position in front) and bend the R knee slightly (ct.count 1. 1). This may be done in 2 or more measures. execute a quarter turn right with a push on the ball of the L foot and raise the R foot slightly off the floor (ct.

2/4 2/4 Time Time Signature Signature . Fall onto L foot forward and raise R foot in rear (ct. 1).Rocking Step . fall onto R foot backward and raise L foot in front (ct. 2). The body is inclined slightly forward and backward in a rocking motion. 2 to a measure.count 1.

count 1. Execute as many steps as necessary. and. ah. Shuffling steps are tiny sliding steps forward on the balls of the feet. 2/4 2/4 Time Time Signature Signature .Shuffling Steps . 2. and. ah. and. ah. ah to a measure. 2. or 1. and.

ah). The movements are the same as in stephop.Skip Step . This may be executed in any direction.count 1 . 2/4 2/4 Time Time Signature Signature . There are two skip steps in one measure. 2. ah. ah to a measure. but done in one count only. 1) and hop on R (ct. Step on R (ct.

Step-Hop . 2 to a measure. 1). hop on the same foot and raise the L foot in front or in rear (ct. 2/4 2/4 Time Time Signature Signature .count 1. Step R foot forward (ct. 2).

Step R foot sideward (ct.Step-Swing-Hop . 2/4 2/4 Time Time Signature Signature . 2 to a measure.count 1. 2). 1). swing the L foot across the R in front and hop on the R at the same time (ct.

2/4 2/4 Time Time Signature Signature . 1). point L in front or obliquely L forward (ct. Step R foot sideward (ct. 2).Step-Point . 2 to a measure.count 1.

Step R foot sideward (ct. 1). 2).Step-Swing . 2 to a measure.count 1. 2/4 2/4 Time Time Signature Signature . This may be executed in any direction. swing the L foot across the R in front (ct.

B. 1). 2 to a measure. 1). with a spring reverse the position of the feet (ct. 2). Point R foot in front (ct. 2/4 2/4 Time Time Signature Signature . A. This is taking the step in one count.count 1.Touch Step . step R close L foot (ct. 2). Hop on L and point R in front (ct.

2/4 2/4 Time Time Signature Signature .Close steps – count 1. 2). 1) then close L to R (ct. 2 to a measure Step R in any direction (ct.

ABBREVIATIONS USED Ct. – counts L – left R – right 3/4 3/4 Time Time Signature Signature . – count Cts.

Basic Steps in 3/4 Time Signature Bleking Step Cross Waltz Step-Hop Mazurka Waltz Balance Step-Point Shuffling Steps Waltz Step Step-Swing Varsovienne Step Redoba Touch Step Step-Swing-Hop Lesson Lesson 22 Abbreviations Abbreviations .

1. 2) step R close to L foot (ct. 2.count 1. 3/4 3/4 Time Time Signature Signature .Blecking step . 3). 3 to a measure. This is taking three counts for each movement. Place R heel in front (cts.

hop on L and bring the R foot in front or in rear of the L ankle (ct. cut R sideward with the L foot (ct.Mazurka . 1). 3 to a measure. Slide R foot sideward (ct. 3/4 3/4 Time Time Signature Signature .count 1. 2. This is done with one foot leading and usually in a sideward or forward direction. 3). 2).

2. and. 3. ah. Shuffling steps are tiny sliding steps forward on the balls of the feet. and. ah. Execute as many steps as necessary. and. and. ah. and. and or 1. ah to a measure. 2. 3/4 3/4 Time Time Signature Signature . 3. ah. ah.Shuffling Steps -1.

1. 3/4 3/4 Time Time Signature Signature . 2). 2. step R forward (ct. Step R across L in front and raise slightly the L foot across in rear (ct.Cross Waltz – count 1. There is a slight bending of the knees on ct. 3 to a measure. This step is usually done in forward or sideward direction. 3). step L close to R in third in rear (ct. Step on the ball of the rear foot on ct. 1). 2.

3/4 3/4 Time Time Signature Signature . 2).count 1. close L to R in third in rear or in first position and raise both heels (ct.Waltz Balance . This may be done in any direction. 1). Step R foot forward (ct. 3 to a measure. lower heels with the weight of the body on the R foot (ct. 3). 2.

2. 1. 2). Bend the body toward the pointing foot. step R sideward (ct. Slide R foot diagonally forward R (ct. 3/4 3/4 Time Time Signature Signature . step L close to R in third in rear or in first position (ct. 2.Varsovienne Step . 3). Point L foot in front (cts.Music ¾ time. 1). Count 1. 3). 3 to a measure.

1) then close L to R (ct. 3 to a measure Step R sideward (ct. 2. 3) 3/4 3/4 Time Time Signature Signature .Waltz step – count 1. 2) and step R in place (ct.

1). 3/4 3/4 Time Time Signature Signature . 3). cut R with L (ct. 2.Redoba – count 1. 3 to a measure Slide R diagonally forward (ct. 2) and cut L with R (ct.

3/4 3/4 Time Time Signature Signature . 3 to a measure Step R in any direction swing L (ct. 1). 3). 2. across R in front (ct. 2) and hop on R (ct.Step-swing-hop – count 1.

Step R foot forward (cts. 3 to a measure.Step-hop . This may be done in any direction. 2). 2.count 1. hop on the same foot and raise the L foot in front or in rear (cts. 1. 3). 3/4 3/4 Time Time Signature Signature .

This step may be done in all directions. 2). 3). 1. 2. 3 to a measure.Step-point . 3/4 3/4 Time Time Signature Signature . Step R foot sideward (cts. point L in front or obliquely L forward (ct.count 1.

B. swing the L foot across the R in front (cts. 1. 3 to a measure. 3).count 1. 3). 1). A. Step R foot sideward (ct. Step R foot sideward (cts. 2). swing the L foot across the R in front (ct. 2. 2.Step-swing . 3/4 3/4 Time Time Signature Signature .

step R close to L (ct. 2. 1). 3). Point R foot in front (cts. 2). 3/4 3/4 Time Time Signature Signature .Touch step . step R close to L (cts. Point R foot in front (ct. A. 2. 3).count 1. B. 3 to a measure. 1.