A, ya po lugu - Summary

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Region Russia
Formation Circle of alternate men & women. Walenki-hold with men's arms on top.
Dance Structure (A1 + A2) + (B1 + B2) x 2 repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 4 counts per bar, 4 bar phrases.
Introduction Start when the singing starts.
Part A1 Walk acw with (R, L, R, stamp L, L) x 3. R, L, R, L touch.
Part A2 A1 mirrored.
Part B1 M walk out with 7 steps & touch close starting R foot whilst arms go up to V & down. W same but in & arms go only up.
Part B2 B1 with opposite feet and reversed arms & path back to place.
Ending A1 + A2 x 0.5. Out with 8 steps backwards to V-hold. Bow
Source Hennie Konings on his Russian dance course at Shatski Ozera, Ukraine, 2007.
Date Written 2007/8/21. Updated 2007/8/29, 2007/10/6, 2007/10/20, 2012/4/22, 2012/4/26 & 2013/1/25.

Disclaimer: Mistakes are quite likely in the notes and no guarantees are made as to accuracy as I wrote them from memory a couple of weeks after being taught it by Hennie. There may be other versions of the same dance or other dances with the same name. Music may differ, particularly in speed, introduction and duration, between performers. The division into parts, bars & counts might not be standard. These notes of the dance are freely distributable (under GPL or CC-by-sa) in so much as the note's author's contribution but the choreography and/or collection were by other people and so their copyright might apply to the dance itself. Better than using notes, go to a dance class where it is taught by Hennie Konings.

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