Hasierako posizioa
Lurreko gurpila
Belauneko gurpila
Belauneko gurpil jirakoa
  Oin-punta gailur
  Oin-punta orpokoak
  Oin-punta irradakan
  Txingo luze paseoa
  Zango ostikoa
  Jira galdua
  Trantsiozko urratsak
  Lehen aldaira
  Bigarren aldaira
  Hirugarren aldaira
  Laugarren aldaira
  Bostgarren aldaira
  Seigarren aldaira

In the zortzikos, the sencillo is danced more quickly and, therefore, the step is performed at a livelier rhythm. The sencillos de zortziko that some veteran dantzaris have danced are very similar to the ones described by Iztueta. In the version of the sencillo that is nowadays danced, the initial movements are performed by brushing the floor, after which the dancer does the foot lift (oin-punta gailur) It should be pointed out that if the two versions are compared, the movements that are performed in one with the feet off the floor and in the other, they are danced on the floor, and vice versa.

Sencillo de zortziko in the ancient style Sencillo de zortziko in today’s more extended version

We will now describe this step in detail: a txingo is danced with the left foot and the dancer starts in the direction in question with the tip of the right foot placed in the initial position, with the ankle stretched out and the tips of the toes. The dantzari’s foot that is on the diagonal of the axis brushes the floor and then is held in the air a few centimetres from the floor.

It then retraces the route and is placed over the right foot on which the dantzari is standing, but before it is put down, he brings the left foot backwards following along the same axis. After having been stretched out in the air, the left foot is placed next to the right foot and under it, pushing it towards the front diagonal. The right foot returns to the initial position, dance a txingo and then performs the above movement with the opposite feet.

After this first part of the sencillo, a txingo is danced with the left foot and a leg lift is performed with the right leg, where the tip of the left foot touches the ground as the right leg comes down. The right foot is then placed to one side and pushes up against with the left foot; the left foot is placed on the floor with the right heel is against the instep of the left foot. This marks the end of the sencillo de zortziko and, given that the right foot is in front, a txingo can be performed with the right foot and the sencillo de zortziko danced with the left foot.

The sencillo de zortziko is performed either towards the right and towards the left. Both versions can be seen in the video.


As I have shown,, the sencillo is also performed in the zortziko to start the dance, except that the outwards foot movement is eliminated in phases 1, 2, 5 and 6 in the zortzikos