TwoStep - Intro's & Ends

Intro’s:

As TwoStep is one of the oldest rhythms in Round Dancing, many dances adhere to the traditional 4 measure introduction:  this comprises WAIT 2 measures to get a feel for the speed and character of the music, followed by a Standard Introduction.

 

Standard Introduction:      2 measures, (S, - , S, -;  S, - , S, - ;)

Starting in Butterfly position, Man facing the wall, Lead feet free

 

Releasing Lead hands, Step Apart on the Lead Feet, -, Point Trail feet in place, -;

Step together to designated position on Trail feet, -, Touch Lead feet to instep of Trail feet, -;

 

You are now ready to begin Part A of the dance in the correct position with Lead feet free.

 

If Part A of the dance starts in PickUp position facing Line of Dance then the Intro may be slightly modified to make this easier.

 

Starting in Facing position, Man facing DLW, Trail hands only joined Lead feet free

 

Step Apart on the Lead Feet, -, Point Trail feet in place, -;

Step together to Closed position on Trail feet facing LOD, -, Touch Lead feet to instep of Trail feet, -;

Ends: 

Many traditional TwoSteps also have a 4 measure Ending:  this might typically include a 2 measure figure, a single measure figure to a facing position followed by Step Apart and Point to acknowledge your partner.  (S, - , S, -;)

 

Releasing Lead hands, Step Apart on the Lead Feet, -, Point Trail feet in place, -;

 

Don’t forget to smile!

 

Now that more modern music is commonly used in all rhythms, there is a lot more variation in the structure of the dances but the classic pattern of TwoStep dances is still often used.

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