So, back to the 2/4 time and "Spanish Gypsy Dance" or "Espana Carni". This piece of music is used most frequently for competitions and demonstrations. The configuration of beats and measures is inconsistent with the usual consistent 8 beats. The "high lights" or "crashes" appear out of the ordinary. However, all competitors and demonstrators choreograph their routines to the musical phrasing of this famous piece of music.
Here is the configuration of measures and beats for "Spanish Gipsy Dance"
(Note: instead of counting 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2, 5-2, 6-2, 7-2, 8-2, we count it 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and we take a step on each count).
There are no introductory beats, the starred (*) beats are the highlights