Folk Dance Steps Combinations in 3/4 Time

| June 30, 2009 | 51 Comments


Some dance steps done in 2/4 time rhythm can also be done in ¾ time. Review the step patterns of the following basic dance steps which are done in ¾ time and identify which dance step can be done in 2/4 and ¾ time signature.

  • Touch Step - touch R (cts. 1,2); close R (ct. 3) or touch R (ct. 1);

close R (cts. 2,3) – 1 M

  • Step Point - step R (cts. 1,2); point L (ct. 3) or step R (ct. 1);

point L (cts. 2,3) – 1 M

  • Step Swing - step R (cts. 1,2); swing L (ct. 3) or step R (ct. 1);

swing L (cts. 2,3)

  • Step Hop - step R (cts. 1,2); hop R (ct. 3) – 1 M

  • Close Step - step R (cts. 1,2); close L to R (ct. 3); step R (ct. 1);

close L to R (cts. 2,3) – 1 M

  • Slide Step - slide R (cts. 1,2); close L to R (ct. 3) or slide R (ct. 1);

close L to R (cts. 2,3) – 1 M

  • Bleaking - place R heel (cts. 1,2); close R to L (ct. 3) or place R heel

(ct. 1); close R to L (cts. 2,3) – 1 M

  • Waltz - step R (ct. 1); close L to R (ct. 2);

step R again (ct. 3) – 1 M

  • Three-step turn step R (ct. 1) turn and step L (ct. 2);

turn and step R (ct. 3); close L to R (ct. 1);

pause (cts. 2,3) – 2 M


Note: These steps can be done in place or while moving. It can also be done starting with the L foot.


All Sway Balance – The first step is usually done obliquely forward, cts. 1,2, the cross-step is done sideward (ct. 3). The succeeding step is done obliquely backward (ct. 2) and the last two counts are done infront, in place. Arms open from the first position to the fourth position R or L arms high. Kumintang R (L) hand when pointing with L (R) foot on cts. 2,3 of the second measure.

  • Sway balance with a point step R, cross step L/step R, point L// 2M

1, 2 3 1 2, 3

  • Sway balance with a brush step R, cross stepL/step R, brush L// 2M

1, 2 3 1 2, 3

  • Sway balance with a close step R, cross stepL/step R, close L// 2M

1, 2 3 1 2, 3


  • Sway balance with a hop step R, cross stepL/step R, raise L, hop// 2M

1, 2 3 1 2, 3


  • Sway balance with a raise step R, cross stepL/step R, raise L// 2M

1, 2 3 1 2, 3


  • Sway balance with a waltz step R, cross stepL/step R, close L, step R// 2M

1, 2 3 1 2 3

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  1. CLIFFORD says:

    ahahahahahahha..dapat nga my step para nd malito.. :P

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