Topic 3a

Learning the Polka Pik

Participants in circle, holding hands

  • Learning the polka step in part A
  • Learning the gallop step in part B

Repeating the dance in a circle

In part B:

  1. 2 phrases of 8 gallop steps
  2. 4 phrases of 4 gallop steps
  3. 8 phrases of 2 gallop steps

Tip. Explain the importance of the head movement to anticipate the changes of direction in Part B

Transition to turn:

Canter sideways with little turn, gradually turning around

Gradually the circle is advanced (rotation and transition)

Tip. When there are different levels of skill in the same group:

A group in the centre dances in pairs

The rest of the group dances in a circle around them