Çavreşlí - Summary

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Region Turkey
Formation Circle or lines. V-hold.
Dance Structure (A + (B + C + D) + E) x 2 + (F + (B + C + D) + G) + B
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 2 bar phrases.
Music Rhythm "ONE and Two and Three and Four".
Introduction Crescendo & 2 bars.
Part A Walk forwards 8 steps, ditto backwards. Do 2 times.
Part B Walk forwards 4 steps & 4 heel pushes sideways, ditto backwards. Do 2 times.
Part C Individual circle cw with clapping for 16 counts..
Part D Part B but not sideways. Do once.
Part E Grapevine with arm thrusts R, Cherkessias, mirror. Do 4 times.
Part F Part A but limping. Do 2 times.
Part G Facing R & L 8 times moving in, ditto out. Repeat.
Source Ersin Seyhan at the 2000 Zetten Balkan Festival. Additional details from Bruce Barbour in Ipswich. Short version from Ersin Seyhan at the 2007 Zetten Balkan Festival.
Date Written 2002/6/24. Updated 2002/11/13, 2007/06/07, 2007/8/18 & 2007/8/30.

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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