Cherkessia Kfula - Summary

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Region Israel
Formation Circle. Shoulder or V-hold.
Dance Structure ((A x 2) + (B x 2)) repeated throughout music.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bar phrases.
Introduction Clear from the music.
Part A (Grapevine L starting R across infront) x 3. Rock (R across infront, L in place) x 2.
Part B (Cherkessia starting R across infront, mirror) x 2. Rock (R across infront, L in place) x 2. 4 Cherkessias, rock across on R & back on R twice.
Grapevine Variation 1 (walking) Walking.
Grapevine Variation 2 (running) Running.
Grapevine Variation 3 (flying) Leaping.
Grapevine Variation 4 (hamming up, double leaping) Flying with leaps on count 4 as well as 1.
Grapevine Variation 4 (hamming up, double counting) Two steps per count (fitting in 6 Grapevines & 4 rocks).
Cherkessia Variation 1 (hamming up, leaping lifts) Leaping lifts in across & close steps.
Cherkessia Variation 2 (hamming up, double counting) Two steps per count (fitting in 8 Cherkessias & 4 rocks).
Cherkessia Variation 3 (hamming up, rotating lifts) Hey Par leg rotations in close steps.
Source Tony Mounter, Sally Fletcher & Jan Savage in Ipswich with the additional hamming-up from Ken Masters, Stefan Freedman & myself.
Date Written 2002/11/6. Updated 2005/1/12, 2008/12/17, 2011/10/30 & 2016/7/30. Typo correction 2019/4/18.

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