Tinikling: Doubles Steps |

Tinikling dance steps are usually described
as combinations of only three basic 4/4 steps: *Singles*, *doubles*,
and *hops*. *Singles* and *doubles *refer to the number of
feet that touch the floor at a time during a given step. *Hops* refers
to a specific category of singles steps, although sometimes a step involving
just one foot at a time actually contains a leap, since the body weight is
transfered from one foot to the other foot. The following doubles steps are
described and demonstrated via video according to the specific nature of the
steps, rather than simply the number of feet involved:

Doubles StepsDescription *BeatsCues2 jumps in

1 & 2

jump in2 straddle jumps out 3 & 4 jump out1 jump in; 1 jump in, 1/2-turn

1 & 2

in, turn2 straddle jumps out 3 & 4 jump out 2 jumps in 1 & 2 jump in2 stride jumps out, R foot forward 3 & 4 right foot2 jumps in 5 & 6 jump in2 stride jumps out, L foot forward 7 & 8 left foot1 jump in; 1 jump in, 1/2-turn 1 & 2 in, turn2 stride jumps out, R foot forward 3 & 4 right foot1 jump in; 1 jump in, 1/2-turn 5 & 6 in, turn2 stride jumps out, L foot forward 7 & 8 left foot2 jumps in 1 & 2 jump in1 straddle jump, 1/4-turn L; 1 stride jump 3 & 4 out, turn2 jumps in 5 & 6 jump in1 stride jump, 1/4-turn R; 1 straddle jump 7 & 8 out, turn 2 jumps in 1 & 2 jump in2 jumps out on one side 3 & 4 right side2 jumps in 5 & 6 jump in2 jumps out on other side 7 & 8 left side* Throughout descriptions, jumping "in" and "out" refers to jumping inside (between) and outside the poles, respectively. Letters 'R' and 'L' refer to right and left, respectively.