Ukrainian Dancing/Hutzulshchyna/Basic and Common Steps

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Kolomyikovyi Pidskok or Hops[edit]

Ukrainian Name Kolomyikovyi Pidskok
Cyrillic
English Name Hops; Hopping
Direction of the Step Stationary or Travelling (sideways)
Music One step per beat. Count is 1-and
Opening Position Sixth position. Step is performed on the balls of both feet.

Description[edit]

  1. Before the first beat, hop on the left foot and raise the right foot so that it is next to the left knee, toes pointed downward.
  2. On one, hop on the left foot and lower the right foot so that the ball of the right foot is touching the ground, next to the left foot.
  3. On and, hop on the left foot and raise the right foot so that it is next to the left knee, toes pointed downward.

Repeat on the next beat.

The step may also be performed to the left side, reversing the working and supporting legs.

The step may be performed stationary, while travelling sideways, or turning. When travelling, the dancer moves in the direction of the working foot, and away from the supporting leg. When turning, the dancer turns in the direction of the working leg, pivoting on the supporting leg (i.e. when turning to the right, the right foot is raised.

Bihunets (Hutzul) or Hutzul 1-2-3[edit]

Ukrainian Name Bihunets
Cyrillic
English Name Hutzul 1-2-3; Hutzul plain step
Direction of the Step Travelling
Music One step per beat. Count is 1-and-2 pause or 1-2-3
Opening Position Sixth position. Step is performed on the balls of both feet.

Description[edit]

  1. On one, hop forward onto the ball of the right foot.
  2. On two, hop onto the left foot, bringing the left foot next to the right foot.
  3. On three, hop forward onto the right foot, bending the left knee back and bringing the left foot up at least parallel to the floor. The left foot should be pointed. Knees are kept together, and the left leg is raised behind the dancer.

Repeat to the other side, starting by hopping onto the left foot.