|Formation||Open circle or straight lines, V-hold.|
|Dance Structure||(A + B) repeated throughout the music.|
|Music Structure||4 counts/bar, 6 bars/phrase.|
|Music Speed||105 counts/min rising to 150 counts/min.|
|Source||Sally Fletcher in Ipswich, UK in 2010.|
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A simple, but potentially showy, lively incessant Romanian dance with a few catches.
The tricky aspects to watch out for are the arm swinging (it starts by going backwards and continues monotonously independent of the footwork) and the syncopation in Part B (the emphasised crossing steps & stamps are on the off-beat with the weight replacements in place on the beats).
When done as a performance dance by Sally's class, it was done in two straight lines facing who approached to almost meet in the middle of Part A bar 2.
Style: Brisk, sharp, incessant. Elbows remain straight.
There is no introduction. Start immediately or start after a whole number of complete sequences of music.
Summary: 3 heel-lead Triple Steps forwards starting R foot. 2 steps back.
Summary: L close, R across infront, L, R side infront, L, R across infront, pause. Mirror. Half length versions of both. L, stamp R, R, stamp L, L, stamp R x 2, pause.
|Arms||As Part A twice (swing backwards & forwards throughout.)|
Summary: Don't swing arms in Part B bar 4.
Some people find the arm swinging in the stamping sequence (Part B bar 4) particularly difficult (and having no pause in the arm swinging makes getting back in sync after a mistake more difficult) so Sally sometimes allowed the simplification of omitting the arm swing during the Part B bar 4 and just have the arms in stationary V-hold then.
However some other people find it easier to keep time with the arms if they don't stop swinging.