SAYAW: Filipino Dances
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Introduction to Folk Dancing

















DANCE STEPS GROUPED ACCORDING TO TIME SIGNATURE AND NUMBER OF MEASURES



2/4 or ¾ 	1 measure step

	Bleking step
	Close step
	Slide step
	Step-hop
	Step-point
	Step-swing
	Touch step

2/4 (only)	1 measure step

	Change step
	Cross change step
	Habanera step
	Plain polka
	Hop polka
	Cross polka
	Hopsa or Balance polka or Contraganza
	Brincos con puntillas
	Brincos sin vueltas y puntillas
	Paseo step

2/4 (only)	2 measures step

	Brincos con vueltas
	Brincos con vueltas sin puntillas
	Heel and Toe polka
	Slide or Glide polka	
	Heel and Toe change step
	
¾ (only)	1 measure step

	Waltz step
	Waltz balance
	Cross waltz
	Cross step
	Step swing hop
	Step brush swing hop
	Mazurka
	Redoba
	Sañgig
	Itik-itik No. 1
	Itik-itik No. 2
	Itik-itik No. 3
	Itik-itik No. 4
	Itik-itik No. 5
	Itik-itik No. 6

¾ 	2 measures steps

	Engaño with a close
	Engaño with a waltz
	Sway balance with a point 
	Sway balance with a brush
	Sway balance with a hop
	Sway balance with a raise
	Sway balance with a close
	Sway balance with a waltz
	Kuradang
	Ese-Ese
	
¾ 	4 measures steps

	Bacui
	Piang-Piang step or slide turn
	Papuri
	Paso Español
	Double Sway balance
	Sagamantica
	Brush step turn
	Pivot turn with a point
	Pivot turn with "Sarok" and point
	Waltz Turn (slow)

2/6 or 6/8	1 count step i.e. two of it are completed to one measure.

	Changing or Palit-Palit
	Chasing
	Sliding (Chasse')
	Galop
	Skip
	Cut step
	Rocking
	Bleking (1 ct.)
	Touch step or Point step (fast)

2/4 or ¾ 	As many measures as required

	Mincing
	Shuffling
	Whirl turn
	Parallel Tortillier
	Opposite Tortillier

¾ (only)	As many measures as required

	Espunti

¾ 	16 measures step

	Mudansa

2/4 	8 measures step

	Haplik

4/4 	2 measures step

	Chotis

Turns:

¾	2 measures steps
	Cross-turn
	Cross-step turn
	Three-step turn

¾ 	4 measures steps

	Brush step turn
	Slide Turn or Piang-Piang
	Pivot turn with a point
	Pivot turn with "Sarok" and point

¾ 	1 or 2 or 4 measures

	Waltz turn

2/4 or ¾ 	As many measures as required

	Whirl turn

2/4 	1, 2, or 4 measures

	Change step turn

2/4 	2, 4, or 8 measures

	Pivot turn

2/4 	2 measures

	Four-step turn
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