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Cajun Jig, also called Cajun One Step is the simplest one of all Cajun dances. It has only one basic step! However it is argued that Cajun Waltz is even simpler, amounting to just walking to 3/4 time music. The Cajuns are an ethnic group consisting essentially of the descendants of Acadians who came from Nova Scotia to Louisiana as a result of their refusal to swear allegiance to the British Crown. ...


It is danced under fast Cajun music.


Despite the single kind of step, variations of the handhold combined with turns give the dance infinitely many dance moves. This is the list of dance terms that are not names of dances or types of dances. ... ...


In a remote way Cajun Jig is similar to Merengue. Merengue is a type of lively, joyful music and dance that comes from the Dominican Republic. ...


Most of the dance is in double handhold. This is the list of dance terms that are not names of dances or types of dances. ...


Basic step

This is the way how to get the knack.

  • Start marching one-two, one-two, left-right, left-right: in place, sideways, forward, backward. Now pretend that you have a nail in one boot that hurts your heel, so that this foot steps on a toe, and you march in a limping way. This limping also gives you this slight bob-bob-bobbing up and down. It doesn't matter which foot limps; you may freely switch during the dance: the partner will probably not notice.

Using this step and holding each other's hands all the time, you may readily go in and out of cuddle (sweetheart), tie pretzels, turn inside out from face-to-face to back-to-back, or just simply walk around each other for a change in any of dance positions you happen to stuck in. Dance position is a position of a dancer or a mutual position of a dance couple assumed during a dance. ...


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Cajun Jig - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (335 words)
Cajun Jig, or Cajun One Step, is among the simplest of Cajun dance forms.
The Cajun Jig was popular in Louisiana in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but has since fallen out of favor, with the Cajun Jitterbug (two step) becoming more popular.
The Cajun Jig is danced to fast Cajun music played under two-step timing, rather than one-step blues time or waltz timing.
Cajun Jig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (310 words)
Cajun Jig, or Cajun One Step, is among the simplest of Cajun dance forms.
The Cajun Jig was popular in Louisiana in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but has since fallen out of favor, with the Cajun Jitterbug (two step) becoming more popular.
The Cajun Jig is danced to fast Cajun music played under two-step timing, rather than one-step blues time or waltz timing.
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