The goose step is a difficult marching style that takes much practice and coordination. It is therefore reserved for ceremonial occasions today.
Goose stepping is often seen in military parades. Because it is difficult to maintain for long periods of time, troops will only begin to goose-step when they approach the reviewing stand and will return to normal march step once they have marched past it. Large military parades require several days of practice to ensure that troops can perform the goose step without injuring themselves. Preparatory training includes having soldiers march in small groups, sometimes with arms linked to maintain balance.
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