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New Steps for Country Dance
 

Many steps deriving from other dances have been already adapted to Country Dance style. They may come from other dances such as rumba, jazz, waltz, etc. or from folkloric dances of other nations. This page is dedicated to steps I’ve “imported” and adapted for from other dances such as African dances, Argentinian Tango, etc.

 

African ‘Round-the-Clock simple

 Arms and body motions

While moving legs and feet with the steps, keep your back bended forward or aside according to the direction of the step. Move your arms and hands in a way corresponding to the choreography:

  • Up and down to suggest picking or laying objects
  • Forth and back to suggest running or fighting
  • Alternatively one hand up high and the other

You may also click tongue synchronously with the steps.

 

 Steps

1, 2 Step forward right foot, right foot back to center

3, 4 Step aside right, right foot back to center

5, 6 Step left foot backward, left foot back to center

7, 8 Step aside left foot , left foot back to center

 

African ‘Round-the-Clock with ¼ turns

 Arms and body motions

They are identical to those of the "simple" version.

Steps

1 Step right foot forward & Turn quarter right on left foot while putting right foot near left foot

2 Step right foot forward

3 Turn quarter right on left foot while putting right foot near left foot & Step right foot forward

4 Put right foot near left foot

You've done a quarter turn left.

 

Haka ‘Round-the-Clock with 1/8 turns

 Arms and body motions

Haka is both a dance of the Pacific Islands and a war cry. New Zealand Rugby Team, the "All Blacks" make it famous all around the world. Knees are bent and evocative gestures are supposed to frighten the challengers.  

The following video from Youtube isagood illustration:

 

 

 

Steps

 

(description is coming soon)

 

Kuduro Box

Arms and body motions

(coming soon)

Steps

(the description is coming soon)