The half leaps include a single leg cross in the air, but finish in the initial position; the position is changed in the full leaps, after crossing his feet, and, therefore, ends in a symmetrical position to the initial one. If more leaps are performed, they are known as the so-called added leaps (muriska gehiagotuak).
Starting from the initial position, the dancer does a demi-plié and jumps into the air. He points the tips of his feet down towards the floor while showing the inner part of both legs, in other words, keeping them in the same position as in the initial position. Suspended in the air, he crosses the left foot in front of the right one and then the right in front of the left. He has to land with the left foot crossed in front again, in the initial position. This step is known as the added leap with the left foot.
In order to perform the added leap with the right foot, place the right foot in front and insert your heel in the centre of the left instep. The dantzari does a demi-plié and jumps upwards. When he is in the air, he crosses his right foot in front of his left foot and then his left foot in front of his right one. He has to land with his right foot crossed again in front and with his feet in the same position as before he undertook the leap.
We have just explained the added leap that has been passed down to us through the generations. However, as many foot crosses can be added to the leap as the dantzari is able to perform.