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# 10 chapter i lesson2

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• 1. 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. The following basic steps are arranged in alphabetical order. It is divided into twogroups, basic steps in 2/4 and the 3/4 time signature. You will notice that some basic steps can be found on both groups, it is becausethey can be executed in both time signatures. These basic steps will be applied to thedances on the preceding chapters. ABBREVIATIONS USED Ct. – count Cts. – counts L – left R – right1. Bleking Step - count 1, 2 to a measure. Place R heel in front and hop on the L foot (ct. 1), with a spring reverse theposition of the feet, that is L heel is placed in front (ct. 2). This is taking one count foreach movement. Place R heel in front (ct. 1), step R close to L (ct. 2). This is taking twocounts for each movement.
• 2. 2. Chasse (slides) - count 1, and 2, and to a measure. Slide R sideward (ct. 1), step L close to R or cut R with the L (ct. and). Twochasse steps or two slides in one measure.3. Close steps – count 1, 2 to a measure Step R in any direction (ct. 1) then close L to R (ct. 2).4. Pivot Turn - count 1, and 2, and a measure. Step R foot in fourth in front (or a little close to fifth position in front) and bendthe R knee slightly (ct. 1), execute a quarter turn right with a push on the ball of the Lfoot and raise the R foot slightly off the floor (ct. and). Repeat this movement three moretimes to complete the turn in two measures. This may be done in 2 or more measures.5. Rocking Step - count 1, 2 to a measure. Fall onto L foot forward and raise R foot in rear (ct. 1), fall onto R foot backwardand raise L foot in front (ct. 2). The body is inclined slightly forward and backward in arocking motion.6. Shuffling Steps - count 1, and, 2, and, or 1, ah, and, ah, 2, ah, and, ah to a measure. Shuffling steps are tiny sliding steps forward on the balls of the feet. Execute asmany steps as necessary.7. Skip Step - count 1 , ah, 2, ah to a measure. The movements are the same as in step-hop, but done in one count only. Step onR (ct. 1) and hop on R (ct. ah). There are two skip steps in one measure. This may beexecuted in any direction. Lesson 2: Basic Steps
• 3. 8. Step-Hop - count 1, 2 to a measure. Step R foot forward (ct. 1), hop on the same foot and raise the L foot in front or inrear (ct. 2).9. Step-Swing-Hop - count 1, 2 to a measure. Step R foot sideward (ct. 1), swing the L foot across the R in front and hop on theR at the same time (ct. 2).10. Step-Point - count 1, 2 to a measure. Step R foot sideward (ct. 1), point L in front or obliquely L forward (ct. 2).11. Step-Swing - count 1, 2 to a measure. Step R foot sideward (ct. 1), swing the L foot across the R in front (ct. 2). Thismay be executed in any direction.12. Touch Step - count 1, 2 to a measure. a. Point R foot in front (ct. 1), step R close L foot (ct. 2). b. Hop on L and point R in front (ct. 1), with a spring reverse the position of the feet (ct. 2). This is taking the step in one count.1. Blecking step - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. Place R heel in front (cts. 1, 2) step R close to L foot (ct. 3). This is taking threecounts for each movement.2. Cross Waltz – count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. Step R across L in front and raise slightly the L foot across in rear (ct. 1), step Lclose to R in third in rear (ct. 2), step R forward (ct. 3). There is a slight bending of theknees on ct. 1. Step on the ball of the rear foot on ct. 2. This step is usually done inforward or sideward direction. Lesson 2: Basic Steps
• 4. 3. Mazurka - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. Slide R foot sideward (ct. 1), cut R sideward with the L foot (ct. 2), hop on L andbring the R foot in front or in rear of the L ankle (ct. 3). This is done with one footleading and usually in a sideward or forward direction.4. Redoba – count 1, 2, 3 to a measure Slide R diagonally forward (ct. 1), cut R with L (ct. 2) and cut L with R (ct. 3).5. Shuffling Steps -1, and, 2, and, 3, and or 1, ah, and, ah, 2, ah, and, ah, 3, ah, and, ah toa measure. Shuffling steps are tiny sliding steps forward on the balls of the feet. Execute asmany steps as necessary.6. Step-hop - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. Step R foot forward (cts. 1, 2), hop on the same foot and raise the L foot in frontor in rear (cts. 3). This may be done in any direction.7. Step-point - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. Step R foot sideward (cts. 1, 2), point L in front or obliquely L forward (ct. 3).This step may be done in all directions.8. Step-swing - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. a. Step R foot sideward (ct. 1), swing the L foot across the R in front (cts. 2, 3). b. Step R foot sideward (cts. 1, 2), swing the L foot across the R in front (ct. 3).9. Step-swing-hop – count 1, 2, 3 to a measure Step R in any direction swing L (ct. 1), across R in front (ct. 2) and hop on R (ct.3).10. Touch step - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. a. Point R foot in front (cts. 1, 2), step R close to L (ct. 3). b. Point R foot in front (ct. 1), step R close to L (cts. 2, 3).
• 5. 11. Varsovienne Step - Music ¾ time. Count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. Lesson 2: Basic Steps Slide R foot diagonally forward R (ct. 1), step L close to R in third in rear or infirst position (ct. 2), step R sideward (ct. 3). Point L foot in front (cts. 1, 2, 3). Bend thebody toward the pointing foot.12. Waltz Balance - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. Step R foot forward (ct. 1), close L to R in third in rear or in first position andraise both heels (ct. 2), lower heels with the weight of the body on the R foot (ct. 3). Thismay be done in any direction.13. Waltz step – count 1, 2, 3 to a measure Step R sideward (ct. 1) then close L to R (ct. 2) and step R in place (ct. 3) Lesson 2: Basic Steps
• 6. Practice Quiz: Identification: Identify the basic steps given the following dance patterns. Write your answers on the space provided. Dance Patterns Basic Steps 1. slide, cut, hop _______________ 2. slide, step, slide step _______________ 3. step, hop, step, hop _______________ 4. slide, close, step, point _______________ 5. step, point _______________ 6. fall and raise, fall and raise _______________ 7. step, close _______________ 8. place heel, close _______________ 9. step, swing _______________ 10. cross, step, close _______________ Creative Work: Create a movement pattern using three (3) or more dance steps in 4 measures in2/4 or 3/4 time signatures. Lesson 2: Basic Steps