“Clapping expresses the triumph of Freedom. These movements indicate that one has been set free from all unnatural confi ning relationships. They show us the frontiers of Freedom and where it originates from, stating that it has been achieved just as the waves which splash upon the shore show that they have reached their frontiers and are now free to disperse.

Fig 8.1


“This gesture is the joy of the soul which has acquir?ed Freedom; the joy of the butterfl y which has emerged from its cocoon; the joy of the grass which has shown its fi rst tender shoots above the dark cold soil; the joy of the
fl ower opening to the sun’s rays for the fi rst time.”
 Music: Melody 6 (“First Day of Spring”) is repeated for the third time – 41 measures.
 Starting position
 The last position of the previous exercise, movements continuing without interruption..




 Movement sequence
 On the 1st measure, 1st beat: step forwards with the right* foot. On the fi rst beat both hands clap lightly, level with the face (fi gures 8.1 and 8.2).
  On the 2nd and 3rd beats, the hands separate, bouncing open to the position of an open fl ower, with palms slightly turned upwards (fi gure 8.3).

Fig 8.2
Fig 8.3


Fig 6.4
Fig 6.5
 2nd measure, 1st beat: step forward with the left foot. On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd beats, the hands open horizontally to the side in slightly downward arcs (fi gures 8.4 and 8.5).
 These movements are repeated to the end of the music. At the end of the last measure, after the fi nal clap, the hands come in front of the mouth..