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Fundamental Rhythms

And Basic Dance Steps

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Rhythm is the repetition of aan action or movement with

Regularity. Combinations of the basic locomotor movements may be

Used to create rhythmic patterns. These rhythmic patterns are them

Ororganized aand developed into dance forms.

Fundamental rhythms provide fun and enjoyment . You also learn

About a culture better through dances. You also get to know more about

Your body parts in various aactivities using your body. While rhythmic

Activities enhance proper attitudes and social skills. They aalso give you

Opportunities to maintain fitness and proper body mechanics

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Count one, two to measure.

Figure 1:

1. Start with your right foot, walk three steps forward (counts 1,2,1),
Close with your left foot, and clap your hands overhead(count 2).

2. Repeat Step 1, move backward, then clap your hands behind.

3. Step sidewards with your right foot (count 1). Then hop three times
On the same foot (counts 2,1,2).
4. Repeat Step 3 with your left foot.
5. Repeat steps 1-4.

Figure 2:

1. Starting with your right foot, take four running steps forword
(counts 1 and 2 and 3), then jump in place (counts 1,2)

2. Repeat step 1. Moving backward.

3. Repeat step 1, moving sideward right

4. Repeat step 3, moving sideward left.

5. repeat steps 1-4.


Count one, two.three to a measure.

Figure 1:

1. Step with your right foot sideward ( count 1 ) and hop on the same
Foot twice ( count 2, 3)
2. Repeat step 1 with your right foot sideward ( count 1,2,3).
3. Starting with your right foot, take three steps forward ( count 1, 2,
3), jump in place , and clap your hands once.
4. Repeat step 3, moving back wards.
5. Repeat steps 1-4.

Figure 2:

1. Make two alides to the right (count 1,2,3,1,2,3). Close with the
Left foot on count 2.
2. Make aa 3-step turn in place to the right (count 1,2,3),then pause
(count 1,2,3).
3. Make two slides to the left (count 1,2,3,1,2,3). Close with right
Foot on count 2.
4. Make a 3-steps turn to the left in place (count 1,2,3), then pause
(count 1,2,3).
5. Take three steps forward starting with your right foot(count 1,2,
3) and point with your left foot to the front.
6. Starting with your left foot, take three steps backward (count 1,2,
3), and point with your right foot to the front.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6
NOTE: Perform the fundamental rhythms in 2/4 and times with the
corresponding music.

Stay Fit Basic Dance Steps

Dance Step Step Pattern

In 2/4 time
Leap, cross-step, step
1. Contraganza With one foot leading, make
2. Chasing Steps Successive close steps to any
3. Gallop direction
4. Heel and toe polka Step right/left foot to the front
5. Plain polka And cut the right/left foot with
6. Heel and toe change step Left/right, thus displacing it and
7. Mincing steps Talking the body weight with the
Left/right foot. Make two gallops
To once measure
Make heel-place, toe-point, raise-
Step, close then steps
Raise-step, close,then step
Do aa heel-place,toe-point step,
Close, then step.
With heels raised, make tiny
Steps sideward right/left as many
Times as necessary, this can also
Be done forward or backward.
Dance step Step pattern
In time
1. Engaa with a waltz Step, close- step, step,close-step
2. Engaano with a close Step, cross-step,step,close
3. Mazurka Slide, cut,hop
4. Cross waltz Cross-step, close,step
5. Sway balance with Step, cross-step,step,point
A point
6. Sway balance with Step,cross-step, step,brush
a brush
7. Sway balance with Step, cross-step,step,hop
A hop