> There _is_ no second "and". The two different countings start at > different points in the bar: > > And | 1 2 3 And | 1 2 3 > <-- p-de-b --> > <--skip ch--> > > And this counting for the pas-de-basque considers the jete as the > finish of the step, thus leaving a preliminary jete as purely a matter
> of taste.
>Even though the above count is the way it's always taught, I'm of the
opinion that there >HAS to be a preliminary "and" of some sort in the PDB, whether or not
it's emphasized with >an extension, otherwise you fall over when you try
to step onto a foot that's already on >the floor! Unless you're referring specifically to the situation where
the right foot's >already in the air at the conclusion of a skip-change step? -Steve
-- >Steve Wyrick - Concord, California
I agree with Ian and Steve
In skip change the step begins with a lift "up", "off the floor" from
where the foot has been.
In bdp the step begins "down", "into the floor" which for me, means it
has come from a place above the floor, that being the preparatory jete.
I believe these are the two character distinctions between the two
steps. One is "up' and one is "down" to start.