Every dancer from every corner of the world start their routine from 5 6 7 8. I guess its a way of preparing our mind...a way of transferring the energy from our body to our dance so that we can begin with a fresh note from the first count!
We always start from 5 6 7 8 and then the music begins, to which our feet start following...or we start to count the steps like 5 6 7 8 and 1 2 3 4! You see we love to do things from the other way round..! Thats the reason we say that its not the technique which makes a dancer..its the passion!!!