Tinikling Steps

Pole players on knees holding the end of one pole in each hand. Dancer(s) stand at the left side of the poles facing forward.

INTRODUCTION

Stand, boys have their hands behind their backs, girls hold their skirts (or put their hands on their waists). 

As music begins, bow to the opposite pole person, then the pole person beside you.

Continue with four toe touches (Count 1-2, tap right foot twice; Count 3, lift right foot...This gives everyone an opportunity to establish the timing.)

BASIC TINIKLING STEPS

A Front tinikling steps (Start with the right foot, do 7 basic tinikling steps.  On 8th beat, do one tinikling step with quarter turn.) 

B Repeat A. three more times.

 

QUARTER TURN TINIKLING STEP

A Complete 16 tinikling steps with the quarter turn to make 4 complete boxes.

CROSSOVER-COMBINATION

1 Cross the left foot over right and step to the centre of the poles

2 Step the right foot to the right of the poles

3 Step the left foot to the right of the poles

1 - Cross the right foot over left and step to the centre of the poles

2 Step the left foot to the left of the poles

3 Step the right foot to the left of the poles

Repeat the above 7 more times.

BASIC TINIKLING STEPS

A Front tinikling steps (Start with the right foot, do 7 basic tinikling steps.  On 8th beat, do one tinikling step with quarter turn.) 

B Repeat A. two more times.

C To finish the dance, do 5 basic tinikling steps.  On the 6th beat, do one tinikling step with a quarter turn; on 7th and 8th beat, bow to the opposite pole person, then the pole person beside you.


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