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Laddie - bourree
By meghanbold Comments: 71, member since Sun Oct 29, 2006
On Fri Sep 13, 2013 02:11 PM

First step of the laddie - what are the options to get from the shuffle into the Bourree?
I thought there was only one way but apparently there's more and I don't know if my answer was right or wrong.

The one way I know for sure is to finish the shuffle in mid 4th A low and hop to bring it behind to execute the Bourree.

Anybody know FOR SURE the other option(s)?

No guesses please!


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re: Laddie - bourree
By Bril Comments: 166, member since Thu Mar 07, 2013
On Fri Sep 13, 2013 03:27 PM
I pulled out my book and everything to check this. (I'm SDTA though and I feel like one of the other methods is different).
"small quick hop LF, taking RF to the rear to dance a Bouree Derriere" (pg 22)
So, since it isn't defined as "RF is taken to 3rd Rear aerial", and the definition of a bouree (movements pg 2) says "all bourees may be preceded or finished with an extension to 2nd aerial position low" I believe you may quickly extend to 2nd (I have seen it in competition but it is very quick) before the bouree. There is also the "normal" way, simply bringing the foot to the rear, knee relaxed on the hop.
But (as always) the method must be consistent throughout the step.
If anyone else has a different interpretation I would love to hear it!