Ali Bey - Summary

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Region Turkey
Formation Open circle. V-hold.
Dance Structure (A x 8) + (B x 4) + (C x 2) + (D x 2.5) + (E x 8).
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bar phrases.
Introduction Start with first verse ("Ali Bey").
Part A Walk R starting R foot for 4 steps. Facing centre, sway R, L & R, flick L behind. Mirror all.
Part B Walk starting R foot 3 steps in, touch. Ditto out.
Part C (Bounce facing R x 2, mirror) x 2. Repeat Part B.
Part D Bounce as Part C. In in (step R, L & R, touch; mirror) with arm thrusting on each count. Repeat all backing out.
Part E Starting R foot, 2 Triple Steps forwards R with swinging arms (start down in 1st, up in 2nd, end in W). 4 Slipbacks with windscreen-wiper arms.
Source Ersin Seyhan at the 2002 Bognor Regis Turkish course.
Date Written 2002/11/6. Updated 2011/10/30 & 2012/6/4.

Disclaimer: Mistakes are quite likely in the notes and no guarantees are made as to accuracy. 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 Ersin Seyhan.

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