Red River Jig is a traditional Canadian Métis dance, which focuses on complex shuffling movements. It is one of the main cultural dances of the Métis, and is often performed during festivals and events. The dance consists of shuffles and complex steps, which are performed in an irregular beat, close to the ground, and at a fast pace. The dance usually begins with shuffling and then progresses into complex movements such as triple heel taps and toe taps. One criteria used to know whether the fancy steps in the Jig are done correctly is to close one's eyes and hear if the foot taps sound like the beating of a horse's hooves.
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