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# C 1 lesson 2

## by Selected Foreign Folk Dances in Asia, Europe and America, students presentation at LSPU on Apr 29, 2010

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• Lesson 2 Basic Steps 2/4 Time Signature 3/4 Time Signature Chapter I Introduction Lesson Objectives Exercise 1.2
• Lesson 2
• Lesson Objectives:
• To execute the basic steps with accuracy while dancing;
• To enumerate the basic steps in the different dance patterns: 2/4 and 3/4 time signature; and
• To define each basic steps.
• 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 2
• ABBREVIATIONS USED
• Ct. – count
• Cts. – counts
• L – left
• R – right
2/4 Time Signature
• Basic Steps in 2/4 Time Signature Bleking Step Chasse (slides) Pivot Turn Rocking Step Shuffling Steps Skip Step Step-Hop Step-Swing-Hop Step-Point Step-Swing Touch Step Close Step Lesson 2 Abbreviations
• 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 the position of the feet, that is L heel is placed in front (ct. 2). This is taking one count for each movement. Place R heel in front (ct. 1), step R close to L (ct. 2). This is taking two counts for each movement.
2/4 Time Signature
• 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). Two chasse steps or two slides in one measure.
2/4 Time Signature
• 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 bend the R knee slightly (ct. 1), 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. and). Repeat this movement three more times to complete the turn in two measures. This may be done in 2 or more measures.
2/4 Time Signature
• 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 backward and raise L foot in front (ct. 2). The body is inclined slightly forward and backward in a rocking motion. 2/4 Time Signature
• 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 as many steps as necessary.
2/4 Time Signature
• 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 on R (ct. 1) and hop on R (ct. ah). There are two skip steps in one measure. This may be executed in any direction.
2/4 Time Signature
• 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 in rear (ct. 2).
2/4 Time Signature
• Step-Swing-Hop - count 1, 2 to a measure.
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• Step R foot sideward (ct. 1), swing the L foot across the R in front and hop on the R at the same time (ct. 2).
2/4 Time Signature
• Step-Point - count 1, 2 to a measure.
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• Step R foot sideward (ct. 1), point L in front or obliquely L forward (ct. 2).
2/4 Time Signature
• Step-Swing - count 1, 2 to a measure.
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• Step R foot sideward (ct. 1), swing the L foot across the R in front (ct. 2). This may be executed in any direction.
2/4 Time Signature
• Touch Step - count 1, 2 to a measure.
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• A. Point R foot in front (ct. 1), step R close L foot (ct. 2).
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• 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.
2/4 Time Signature
• Close steps – count 1, 2 to a measure
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• Step R in any direction (ct. 1) then close L to R (ct. 2).
2/4 Time Signature
• ABBREVIATIONS USED Ct. – count Cts. – counts L – left R – right 3/4 Time Signature
• Basic Steps in 3/4 Time Signature Mazurka Shuffling Steps Varsovienne Step Waltz Balance Waltz Step Redoba Step-Swing-Hop Step-Point Step-Swing Touch Step Bleking Step Cross Waltz Step-Hop Lesson 2 Abbreviations
• 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 three counts for each movement.
3/4 Time Signature
• 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 and bring the R foot in front or in rear of the L ankle (ct. 3). This is done with one foot leading and usually in a sideward or forward direction.
3/4 Time Signature
• Shuffling Steps -1, and, 2, and, 3, and or 1, ah, and, ah, 2, ah, and, ah, 3, ah, and, ah to a measure.
• Shuffling steps are tiny sliding steps forward on the balls of the feet. Execute as many steps as necessary.
3/4 Time Signature
• 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 L close to R in third in rear (ct. 2), step R forward (ct. 3). There is a slight bending of the knees on ct. 1. Step on the ball of the rear foot on ct. 2. This step is usually done in forward or sideward direction.
3/4 Time Signature
• 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 and raise both heels (ct. 2), lower heels with the weight of the body on the R foot (ct. 3). This may be done in any direction.
3/4 Time Signature
• Varsovienne Step - Music ¾ time. Count 1, 2, 3 to a measure.
• Slide R foot diagonally forward R (ct. 1), step L close to R in third in rear or in first position (ct. 2), step R sideward (ct. 3). Point L foot in front (cts. 1, 2, 3). Bend the body toward the pointing foot.
3/4 Time Signature
• 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)
3/4 Time Signature
• 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).
3/4 Time Signature
• 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).
3/4 Time Signature
• 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 front or in rear (cts. 3). This may be done in any direction.
3/4 Time Signature
• 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.
3/4 Time Signature
• 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).
3/4 Time Signature
• Touch step - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure.
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• A. Point R foot in front (cts. 1, 2), step R close to L (ct. 3).
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• B. Point R foot in front (ct. 1), step R close to L (cts. 2, 3).
3/4 Time Signature