How to Do a Hop Shuffle Hop Back Move in Irish Step Dancing

Learn how to do the hop shuffle hop back move in Irish step dancing in this Howcast dance video with Darrah Carr.

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How to do the hop shuffle, hop back move in Irish dance. The hop shuffle, hop back move consists of five sounds that the dancer creates. The first sound is created by landing a hop. The shuffle is two sounds - a brushing out, a brushing in. This is followed by another hop and placing the foot back down behind the dancer for a total of five sounds.

We'll try that again with the right foot. Hop, brush out, brush in, hop, put the foot back down. We'll look at that now on the left side, same sequence of steps. Hop, shuffle out, shuffle in, hop, back. Trying that now at medium tempo, alternating right foot and left foot. Keeping in mind when placing the foot back behind, the foot must be crossed upon completion.

Taking the hop shuffle, hop back move now at full tempo. How to do the hop shuffle, hop back move in Irish dance.

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