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How to Do a Bicycle in Irish Step Dancing

Learn how to do the bicycle in Irish step dancing in this Howcast dance video with Darrah Carr.

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How to do the Bicycle in Irish Dance.

The Bicycle is a relatively new move in Irish Dance. It emerged as an innovation within the competitive Irish Dance circuit.

To initiate the Bicycle, the dancer pushes off, in this instance, on the left foot. Her right foot is going to tuck up behind her, foot pointed. She will then proceed to tuck the left foot and retuck the right foot in quick succession.

The right foot is thus tucking twice and twice as fast as the left foot, which tucks simultaneously.

You can imagine that you are running in the air.

We'll demonstrate the Bicycle now in real time. And right foot tucks, left foot tucks, right foot tucks. And.

We'll now demonstrate the Bicycle in slow motion. In the slow motion version, notice how the right leg is tucking twice and the left leg is tucking once.

Also, the right leg is tucking twice as fast as the left leg to give the illusion that one is running in the air. Notice, too, that the toes are pointed on both the right and left feet.

How to do the Bicycle in Irish Dance.

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