Arcanul Bătrînesc - Summary

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Region Romania
Formation Open circle or line, shoulder hold.
Dance Structure (A + B + C) x 3
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bar phrases.
Introduction 8 bars.
Part A R side, L across behind, R side, L lift, L across infront & R lift. Repeat. Touch R across, side & across. Repeat repeated bit. 4.5 Reeders starting R across infront. L lift.
Part B (L across, L hop with heel click, R, L across behind, R side & L lift) x 4. 3.5 Reeders R starting L across infront.
Part C (Facing 45 deg L, stamp R close, R step side turning to 45 deg R, mirror. Stamps R close, R turned out & R close, R step side turning to 45 deg R.) Mirror. Original but end R lift. Down on R knee, pause, up lifting R, pause. The 3 stamps but end with pause.
Source Sally Fletcher in Ipswich.
Date Written 2003/7/23. Updated 2008/10/12 & 2010/11/8. Improved summary 2022/6/2.

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