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How to Do Double Trebles in Irish Step Dancing

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


How to do the Double Trebles in Irish step dance. I like to call the Double Treble, one, two, one, two, three, four, five. Because, seven sounds in total are produced. This is primarily used in jig timing.

To initiate the rhythm, the dancer brushes the foot out, away from the body for one. Brings it back towards the body with a brush for two and re-initiates the rhythm of the right foot by hopping and landing the left foot. One, brushing the foot out again. Two, pulling it back in for three. Another hop, for the fourth sound and finally planting it behind one's self for the fifth and final sound of the sequence.

Lets look at that again. Seven sounds in total. The first two are two brushes, out and in. One, Two. Hop to re-initiate. One, two, three. Brushing out and in. Four, is the hop and five places the foot back down behind one's self. One, two, one, two, three, four, five. We'll see that now in medium tempo. Doing it now, at up to fast tempo, alternating right side and left side again. How to do the Double Treble in Irish dance.

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