Learn Scottish Highland Dancing, with tips on the open Pa De Bas in sword dancing, in this free video dance lesson.
You could contact me at michiganhighlanddance.com and in this clip I will be demonstrating the open pa de ba quick step. The last step of the sword which I will demonstrate for you is called the open pa de ba quick step. This is a quick step as compared to the two earlier as demonstrated where slow time steps. After we finish our clap the second step we will begin by executing this step by dancing the two pose pa de bas. Springing on to the right foot executing pa de ba one and springing back on to the left foot executing pa de ba two. Now the rest of this dance we will be executing mainly open pa de bas. We will now spring on to the right foot executing two open pa de bas movements. Dancing open pa de ba one and springing on to the left foot and executing pa de ba two. Now we make a quarter of a turn and execute two more open pa de bas. Open pa de ba one and open pa de ba two. We will now execute two open pa de bas but they will be to diagonal and they will also be in fourth intermediate position as compared to fourth opposite fifth position which we are in now. So we now spring onto the right foot, taking the left foot to a diagonal position and executing an open pa de ba and then spring on to the left foot taking the right foot to the diagonal position and executing the second pa de ba. Now I will execute two open pa de bas in forth and fifth positions springing on to the right foot and spring on to the left foot. We will now execute a quarter of a turn springing on to the right foot and dancing two more open pa de bas.