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Region Bulgaria
Formation Open circle. W-hold.
Dance Structure Part A repeated in the 1st part of the music, Part B in 2nd.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bar phrases.
Introduction None.
Part A Travel acw starting R in (kick + click, step) x 3.5, pause. Back L R, close + click, click. Facing centre R across, L in place, close + click, click. Arms down-up in bars 3 & 4.
Part B Bars 1-2 as Part A. Back L R, crossing triple step in place. Facing centre R across, syncopated L ball change in place, R lift. Arms down-up in bar 3 only.
Source Nina Kavardjikova in the 2005 Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival. Other versions from casual dancing in the UK, Iliana Bozhanova in a the 2009 Balkanplus weekend in London and Ibrahim Rizevski in the 2010 SIFD Summer School in Swansea.
Date Written 2005-6-9. Updated 2007-8-18, 2007-8-21 & 2010-9-21 & 2014-1-2.

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 Nina Kavardjikova.

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