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Elevation
By highlandladdie2 Comments: 383, member since Fri Jul 30, 2004
On Tue May 27, 2014 03:12 PM

How many ways can you dance a movement of elevation?

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re: Elevation
By maureensiobhan Comments: 4727, member since Wed Dec 24, 2003
On Tue May 27, 2014 06:29 PM
In the textbook, when they say "movement of elevation", they are really meaning a jump. "Hop: movement of elevation begun on the bsll of one foot and finished by landing on the ball of the same foot" really means we jump off of one foot and land on the same foot. "Disassemble: movement of elevation begun on the balls of both feet and finished by landing on the ball of one foot" means we jump off of both feet and land on one foot. "Spring: movement of elevation begun on the ball of one foot and finishing by landing on the ball of the opposite foot" means we jump from foot to foot.

Does this help answer your question?
re: Elevation
By highlandladdie2 Comments: 383, member since Fri Jul 30, 2004
On Tue May 27, 2014 07:37 PM
What about a leap?
re: Elevation
By mcgarrymum Comments: 372, member since Wed Apr 12, 2006
On Wed May 28, 2014 03:32 AM
Change and leap are both movements of elevation as well
re: Elevation
By TETrus Comments: 70, member since Sun Apr 01, 2012
On Thu May 29, 2014 01:34 PM
Would an entrechat be a lmovement of elevation as well?

I also thought about spring points, but I guess they fit into the category of springs.
re: Elevation
By Bril Comments: 150, member since Thu Mar 07, 2013
On Thu May 29, 2014 11:07 PM
If we are talking formal theory (and I'm always up for a doctrine debate!), an entrechat would not count since it is a national movement, and not in the highland book.

So that makes: spring, hop, disassemble, assemble, change, leap.
(I might be forgetting one).

If we include the nationals, we would then include an entrechat, along with a spread and some of the stranger movements in the hornpipe etc.

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