How to Do a Point Hop Back in Irish Step Dancing

Learn how to do a point hop back in Irish step dancing in this Howcast dance video with Darrah Carr.

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How to do the Point Hop Back Step in Irish Dance.

The Point Hop Back Step technically is a hop, point, hop, back step. Two hops are involved in this step even though the title is Point Hop Back.

To initiate the dancer begins by pointing the right foot. The first hop here is done on the left leg and the right foot lands in a pointed position. Hop, point.

The second half of the step is done with a second hop whereby the dancer lifts the right leg and places it back behind herself. Hop, back.

We'll show that again on the left side. First hop lands in a point. Hop, point. Second hop lands behind. Hop, back.

This step can continue to alternate. We'll show that now in real time. Hop, point, hop, back. Hop, point, hop, back. Hop, point, hop, back. Hop, point, hop, back.

We'll show it from the side view as well so you can get the difference in position for the two hops.

In the first the leg is landing with a straight legged point. Hop point. And the leg bends as it goes behind. Hop, back. Hop, point. Hop, back. It goes from straight to bent, straight to bent. Always landing on the balls of the feet.

The Point Hop Back Step can be done in either jig or real time.

How to do the Point Hop Back Step in Irish Step Dancing.

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