|Formation||Open circle, V-hold.|
|Dance Structure||(A x 4 + B x 2 + C x 2) x 3|
|Music Structure||4 counts/bar, 4 bar phrases.|
|Music Speed||Music Parts 225 counts/min.|
|Source||Sally Fletcher in Ipswich.|
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A Romanian women's dance with brisk small steps so it is lively but not exhausting.
This was one of the dances Sally rearranged for the performance at Ipswich Balkan Blues event when our social Balkan dancing group were told at short notice that we were scheduled as performers, not as audience as we had thought. With little time for rehearsals she had to adapt social dances we had been doing into performance dances. To make it look less repetitive, this one was done with the first time through in couples, the second in a line & the third without holding.
For performance it needs shoes which make audible stamps.
Style: Feet do not rise much off the ground. Straight backed upright stance. Brisk small stepping in Parts A & B.
Summary: 16 bars.
Wait through 16 bars of music as introduction. Start when the singing resumes after a short break.
Summary: R Triple Step & stamp. Ditto L.
|Start||Facing acw around circle. V-hold.|
|2||Repeat bar 1 on opposite feet with the progressive lean in the opposite direction (L forwards, R close, L forwards & R stamp with R lean).|
Summary: Side, close & stamp travelling R twice. Ditto with 3 side-closes.
|Start||Facing the centre of the circle. V-hold. No lean.|
|2||Repeat bar 1. (R side, L close & R stamp).|
|4||Repeat bar 1. (R side, L close & R stamp).|
Summary: Walk in 3 steps & touch, ditto out.
|Start||Facing the centre of the circle. W-hold. No lean.|
|3-4||Repeat bars 1-2 but on opposite feet and travelling out backwards. (L backwards, R backwards, L backwards & R close with hand bounces).|