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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 <ul><li>Lesson Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>To execute the basic steps with accuracy while dancing;  </li></ul><...
<ul><li>The following basic steps are arranged in alphabetical order. It is divided into two groups, the 2/4 and the 3/4 t...
<ul><li>ABBREVIATIONS USED </li></ul><ul><li>Ct.  – count </li></ul><ul><li>Cts.  – counts </li></ul><ul><li>L  – left </l...
Basic Steps in 2/4 Time Signature Bleking Step Chasse (slides) Pivot Turn  Rocking Step Shuffling Steps Skip Step Step-Hop...
<ul><li>Bleking Step  - count 1, 2 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>Place R heel in front and hop on the L foot (ct. 1), wi...
<ul><li>Chasse (slides)  - count 1, and 2, and to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide R sideward (ct. 1), step L close to R...
<ul><li>Pivot Turn  - count 1, and 2, and a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>Step R foot in fourth in front (or a little close t...
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 backw...
<ul><li>Shuffling Steps  - count 1, and, 2, and, or 1, ah, and, ah, 2, ah, and, ah to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>Shuffli...
<ul><li>Skip Step  - count 1 , ah, 2, ah to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>The movements are the same as in step-hop, but do...
<ul><li>Step-Hop  - count 1, 2 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>Step R foot forward (ct. 1), hop on the same foot and raise...
<ul><li>Step-Swing-Hop  - count 1, 2 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Step R foot sideward (ct. 1), swi...
<ul><li>Step-Point  - count 1, 2 to a measure.  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Step R foot sideward (ct. 1), point ...
<ul><li>Step-Swing  - count 1, 2 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Step R  foot sideward (ct. 1), swing ...
<ul><li>Touch Step  - count 1, 2 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>A. Point R foot in front (ct. 1), ste...
<ul><li>Close steps  – count 1, 2 to a measure </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Step R in any direction (ct. 1) then ...
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 ...
<ul><li>Blecking step  -  count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>Place R heel in front (cts. 1, 2) step R close to ...
<ul><li>Mazurka  - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide R foot sideward (ct. 1), cut R sideward with t...
<ul><li>Shuffling Steps  -1, and, 2, and, 3, and or 1, ah, and, ah, 2, ah, and, ah, 3, ah, and, ah to a measure. </li></ul...
<ul><li>Cross Waltz  – count 1, 2, 3 to a measure.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Step R across L in front and raise slightly the ...
<ul><li>Waltz Balance  - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Step R foot forward (ct. 1), close L to R in t...
<ul><li>Varsovienne Step  - Music ¾ time. Count 1, 2, 3 to a measure.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide R foot diagonally forwa...
<ul><li>Waltz step  – count 1, 2, 3 to a measure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Step R sideward (ct. 1) then close L to R (ct. 2) a...
<ul><li>Redoba  – count 1, 2, 3 to a measure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide R diagonally forward (ct. 1), cut R with L (ct. 2...
<ul><li>Step-swing-hop  – count 1, 2, 3 to a measure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Step R in any direction swing L (ct. 1), across...
<ul><li>Step-hop  - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Step R foot forward (cts. 1, 2), hop on the same fo...
<ul><li>Step-point  - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Step R foot sideward (cts. 1, 2), point L in fr...
<ul><li>Step-swing  - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  A. Step R foot sideward (ct. 1), swing the L fo...
<ul><li>Touch step  - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Point R foot in front (cts....
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  1. 1. Lesson 2 Basic Steps 2/4 Time Signature 3/4 Time Signature Chapter I Introduction Lesson Objectives Exercise 1.2
  2. 2. Lesson 2 <ul><li>Lesson Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>To execute the basic steps with accuracy while dancing; </li></ul><ul><li>To enumerate the basic steps in the different dance patterns: 2/4 and 3/4 time signature; and </li></ul><ul><li>To define each basic steps. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>Lesson 2
  4. 4. <ul><li>ABBREVIATIONS USED </li></ul><ul><li>Ct. – count </li></ul><ul><li>Cts. – counts </li></ul><ul><li>L – left </li></ul><ul><li>R – right </li></ul>2/4 Time Signature
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. <ul><li>Bleking Step - count 1, 2 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>2/4 Time Signature
  7. 7. <ul><li>Chasse (slides) - count 1, and 2, and to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>2/4 Time Signature
  8. 8. <ul><li>Pivot Turn - count 1, and 2, and a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>2/4 Time Signature
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. <ul><li>Shuffling Steps - count 1, and, 2, and, or 1, ah, and, ah, 2, ah, and, ah to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>Shuffling steps are tiny sliding steps forward on the balls of the feet. Execute as many steps as necessary. </li></ul>2/4 Time Signature
  11. 11. <ul><li>Skip Step - count 1 , ah, 2, ah to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>2/4 Time Signature
  12. 12. <ul><li>Step-Hop - count 1, 2 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>Step R foot forward (ct. 1), hop on the same foot and raise the L foot in front or in rear (ct. 2). </li></ul>2/4 Time Signature
  13. 13. <ul><li>Step-Swing-Hop - count 1, 2 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>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). </li></ul>2/4 Time Signature
  14. 14. <ul><li>Step-Point - count 1, 2 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Step R foot sideward (ct. 1), point L in front or obliquely L forward (ct. 2). </li></ul>2/4 Time Signature
  15. 15. <ul><li>Step-Swing - count 1, 2 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Step R foot sideward (ct. 1), swing the L foot across the R in front (ct. 2). This may be executed in any direction. </li></ul>2/4 Time Signature
  16. 16. <ul><li>Touch Step - count 1, 2 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>A. Point R foot in front (ct. 1), step R close L foot (ct. 2). </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>B. Hop on L and point R in front (ct. 1), with a spring reverse the position of the </li></ul><ul><li>feet (ct. 2). This is taking the step in one count. </li></ul>2/4 Time Signature
  17. 17. <ul><li>Close steps – count 1, 2 to a measure </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Step R in any direction (ct. 1) then close L to R (ct. 2). </li></ul>2/4 Time Signature
  18. 18. ABBREVIATIONS USED Ct. – count Cts. – counts L – left R – right 3/4 Time Signature
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. <ul><li>Blecking step - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>Place R heel in front (cts. 1, 2) step R close to L foot (ct. 3). This is taking three counts for each movement. </li></ul>3/4 Time Signature
  21. 21. <ul><li>Mazurka - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>3/4 Time Signature
  22. 22. <ul><li>Shuffling Steps -1, and, 2, and, 3, and or 1, ah, and, ah, 2, ah, and, ah, 3, ah, and, ah to a measure. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shuffling steps are tiny sliding steps forward on the balls of the feet. Execute as many steps as necessary. </li></ul></ul>3/4 Time Signature
  23. 23. <ul><li>Cross Waltz – count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>3/4 Time Signature
  24. 24. <ul><li>Waltz Balance - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>3/4 Time Signature
  25. 25. <ul><li>Varsovienne Step - Music ¾ time. Count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>3/4 Time Signature
  26. 26. <ul><li>Waltz step – count 1, 2, 3 to a measure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Step R sideward (ct. 1) then close L to R (ct. 2) and step R in place (ct. 3) </li></ul></ul>3/4 Time Signature
  27. 27. <ul><li>Redoba – count 1, 2, 3 to a measure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide R diagonally forward (ct. 1), cut R with L (ct. 2) and cut L with R (ct. 3). </li></ul></ul>3/4 Time Signature
  28. 28. <ul><li>Step-swing-hop – count 1, 2, 3 to a measure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Step R in any direction swing L (ct. 1), across R in front (ct. 2) and hop on R (ct. 3). </li></ul></ul>3/4 Time Signature
  29. 29. <ul><li>Step-hop - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>3/4 Time Signature
  30. 30. <ul><li>Step-point - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  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. </li></ul></ul>3/4 Time Signature
  31. 31. <ul><li>Step-swing - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  A. Step R foot sideward (ct. 1), swing the L foot across the R in front (cts. 2, 3). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  B. Step R foot sideward (cts. 1, 2), swing the L foot across the R in front (ct. 3). </li></ul></ul>3/4 Time Signature
  32. 32. <ul><li>Touch step - count 1, 2, 3 to a measure. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Point R foot in front (cts. 1, 2), step R close to L (ct. 3). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Point R foot in front (ct. 1), step R close to L (cts. 2, 3). </li></ul></ul>3/4 Time Signature

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