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  • *NEW* Beginner Jig #2

    This 6-step jig is a basic routine that builds on techniques learned in Beginner Jig #1. You will use all the basic techniques learned in Beginner Jig #1, but also learn some new rhythms/techniques (ie a ‘slide’). It is recommended to learn this jig once you have tried out ‘Beginner Reel #1’, ‘Beginner Jig #1’, accompanied with ‘Intro to Ottawa Valley Step Dancing- The Basics’. This group/routine includes the following videos:

    • Full Routine with Music (Slow & Medium-Fast Tempo)
    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
    • Step 4
    • Step 5
    • Step 6

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  • The Famous Four (Reel)

    Length: 4 steps; 6 videos; Approx. 53 minutes Description:  For the Intermediate/Advanced step dancer.  These are the 4 most popular steps in the step dance world currently (hence the name!).  Julie learned these steps as a kid at the fiddle park jam sessions that happened throughout the summer.  Just as fiddle tunes are learned and passed down through the aural tradition, so do dance steps get passed along in the same manner.  These are a must-have collection of steps to add to your step dance repertoire!  The steps are from the repertoire of Buster Brown and Martin Duheme.  This group/routine includes the following videos:

    • Full Routine with Music (Slow & Medium-Fast Tempo)
    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
    • Step 4

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  • Intro to Ottawa Valley Step Dancing: The Basics

    Length: 12 videos; Approx. 60 minutes Description:  These videos provide a detailed demonstration and explanation of how to execute each of the basic components that make up Ottawa Valley Step Dancing.  You will learn proper foot placement, technique and tips, which will improve your learning abilities when it comes time to learn the first steps.   Included are the basic ‘one-sound’ steps, as well as combinations of several moves together (ie the ‘double shuffle’).  The videos are best viewed in the order listed below. This group includes the following videos:

    • The Step
    • The Heel
    • The Toe
    • Toe Exercise
    • The Hop
    • The Shuffle
    • Click Hop
    • Shuffle Step
    • The Stomp/Bang
    • Brush Hop
    • Double Shuffle Part One
    • Double Shuffle Part Two

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  • Introductory Clog

    Length: 4 steps; 6 videos; Approx. 41 minutes Description:  This clog uses the technique and foot placement learned in the “Basics” video series.  The 4-step routine is designed to apply hops, steps, stomp/bangs, heels, and toes in a fun, progressive way to get you moving to the music.  It helps you understand simple rhythms and patterns that will be applied in later routines.  This group/routine includes the following videos:

    • Full Routine with Music (Slow & Medium-Fast Tempo)
    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
    • Step 4

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  • Beginner Clog #1

    Length: 4 steps; 6 videos; Approx. 47 minutes Description:  This clog builds on what was learned in the Introductory Clog.  Basic 'one-sound steps' and movements are put together to create larger and more difficult combinations of moves (i.e. learning how to do a 'hop shuffle step').  New techniques such as 'brush hops' are added to this routine.  This group/routine includes the following videos:

    • Full Routine with Music (Slow, Medium & Fast Tempo)
    • Step 1 - Part 1
    • Step 1 - Part 2
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
    • Step 4

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  • Beginner Clog #2

    Length: 4 steps; 5 videos; Approx. 45 minutes Description:  This clog builds on what was learned in Beginner Clog #1.  Larger combinations of movements are applied to increase difficulty of steps.  Swing rhythm is emphasized in this routine, since this type of rhythm is key to the proper performance of a clog.  This group/routine includes the following videos:

    • Full Routine with Music (Slow, Medium & Fast Tempo)
    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
    • Step 4

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  • Beginner Jig #1

    Length: 6 steps; 7 videos; Approx. 61 minutes Description:  This 6-step jig is a basic routine that has simple, repetitive steps. You will use all the basic techniques of step dancing, including the shuffle, hop, heel, stomp, toe, and flap. This routine allows you to get a good grasp of the jig rhythm and get you up dancing in no time! (It is recommended to learn this jig once you have tried out ‘Beginner Reel #1’ and ‘Intro to Ottawa Valley Step Dancing- The Basics’.) This group/routine includes the following videos:

    • Full Routine with Music (Slow & Medium-Fast Tempo)
    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
    • Step 4
    • Step 5
    • Step 6

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  • Beginner Reel #1

    Length: 12 steps; 14 videos; Approx 70 min. Description: This popular 12-step reel covers all of the basic movements in step dancing. It provides a fun, easy and repetitive routine to improve these skills (‘shuffle steps’, stomps, hops, heels, etc) and develop a good balance and memory.  It is recommended to learn this in conjunction with Beginner Clog #1 & #2.  The steps are performed in both Standard Time and Double Time.  Steps are similar to those found on Julie's Instructional DVD.  This group/routine includes the following videos:

    • Full Routine with Music (Slow, Medium & Fast Tempo) - Part 1
    • Full Routine with Music (Slow, Medium & Fast Tempo) - Part 2
    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
    • Step 4
    • Step 5
    • Step 6
    • Step 7
    • Step 8
    • Step 9
    • Step 10
    • Step 11
    • Step 12

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  • Beginner Reel #2

    Length: 12 steps; 13 videos; Approx. 95 min. Description:  This reel builds on Beginner Reel #1 and introduces you to the “shuffle step shuffle hop step” combination.   Individual movements are again applied in a fun and easy way that allows you to improve on basic techniques, timing, and proper foot placement. Steps are similar to those on Julie's Instructional DVD.  This group/routine includes the following videos:

    • Full Routine to Music (Slow, Medium & Fast Tempo)
    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
    • Step 4
    • Step 5
    • Step 6
    • Step 7
    • Step 8
    • Step 9
    • Step 10
    • Step 11
    • Step 12

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  • Intermediate Reel #1

    Length: 12 steps; 13 videos; Approx. 95 min. Description: This routine teaches you how to execute quicker rhythms (triplets and ‘double shuffles’).  These rhythms result in a faster-paced and more challenging dance routine.  This group/routine includes the following videos:

    • Full Routine with Music (Slow, Medium & Fast Tempo)
    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
    • Step 4
    • Step 5
    • Step 6
    • Step 7
    • Step 8
    • Step 9
    • Step 10
    • Step 11
    • Step 12

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  • Intermediate Reel #2

    Length: 12 steps; 10 videos; Approx. 130 minutes
 Description:  This 12-step reel builds on what was taught in Intermediate Reel #1. We will be adding new step dance rhythms and techniques, including more complicated dance patterns and syncopated rhythms. We will also be doing our first double steps! (It is recommended to learn this reel once you have tried out ‘Beginner Reel #1’ and ‘Intro to Ottawa Valley Step Dancing- The Basics’.) This group/routine includes the following videos:

    • Full Routine with Music (Slow & Medium-Fast Tempo)
    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3/4
    • Step 5/6
    • Step 7
    • Step 8
    • Step 9/10
    • Step 11
    • Step 12

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  • Advanced Reel #1 (All 12 Steps)

    Length: 12 steps; 9 videos; 102 minutes Description: Full Routine.  This routine starts to add more challenging rhythms and footwork, including syncopated rhythms, longer step combinations, and triplet sounds using your heel.  Some steps in this routine are double steps (where 1 step takes up 2 steps of music).  This group/routine includes the following videos:

    • Full Routine with Music (Slow, Medium & Fast)
    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3/4
    • Step 5/6
    • Step 7/8
    • Step 9/10
    • Step 11
    • Step 12

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  • Advanced Reel #1 – Step 1 (Single Step)

    Length: 1 step; 1 video; Approx. 9 minutes Description: Single video purchase.  This selection provides you with the option of purchasing an individual step.  This package includes the following video from Advanced Reel #1:

    • Step 1

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  • Advanced Reel #1 – Step 2 (Single Step)

    Length: 1 step; 1 video; Approx. 8 minutes Description:  Single Video Purchase.  This package gives you the option of purchasing an individual step.  This package includes the following video from Advanced Reel #1:

    • Step 2

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  • Advanced Reel #1 – Step 3/4 (Single Step)

    Length: 1 step; 1 video; Approx. 14 minutes Description:  Single Video Purchase.  This package gives you the option of purchasing an individual step.  Step 3 is a double step, which means it takes up the space of 2 regular steps.  The right foot takes up the entire 3rd step, and it is repeated on the left foot (which is the 4th step).  This package includes the following video from Advanced Reel #1:

    • Step 3/4

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  • Advanced Reel #1 – Step 5/6 (Single Step)

    Length: 1 step; 1 video; Approx. 17 minutes Description:  Single Video Purchase.  This package gives you the option of purchasing an individual step.  Step 5 is a double step, which means it takes up the space of 2 regular steps.  The right foot takes up the entire 5th step, and it is repeated on the left foot (which is the 6th step).  This package includes the following video from Advanced Reel #1:

    • Step 5/6

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  • Advanced Reel #1 – Step 7/8 (Single Step)

    Length: 1 step; 1 video; Approx. 12 minutes Description:  Single Video Purchase.  This package gives you the option of purchasing an individual step.  Step 7 is a double step, which means it takes up the space of 2 regular steps.  The right foot takes up the entire 7th step, and it is repeated on the left foot (which is the 8th step).  This package includes the following video from Advanced Reel #1:

    • Step 7/8

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  • Advanced Reel #1 – Step 9/10 (Single Step)

    Length: 1 step; 1 video; Approx. 15 minutes Description:  Single Video Purchase.  This package gives you the option of purchasing an individual step.  Step 9 is a double step, which means it takes up the space of 2 regular steps.  The right foot takes up the entire 9th step, and it is repeated on the left foot (which is the 10th step).  Each video contains the step breakdown and the step danced to music.  This package includes the following video from Advanced Reel #1:

    • Step 9/10

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  • Advanced Reel #1 – Step 11 (Single Step)

    Length: 1 step; 1 video; Approx. 10 minutes Description:  Single Video Purchase.  This package gives you the option of purchasing an individual step.  This package includes the following video from Advanced Reel #1:

    • Step 11

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  • Advanced Reel #1 – Step 12 (Single Step)

    Length: 1 step; 1 video; Approx. 8 minutes Description:  Single Video Purchase.  This package gives you the option of purchasing an individual step.  This package includes the following video from Advanced Reel #1:

    • Step 12 

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