Čiča Obrenova Kolo - Summary

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Region Serbia
Formation Line weaving about, arms out forwards & V-hold.
Dance Structure (A x 4 + B x 2 + A x 4 + C x 4) repeated throughout music.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bar phrases. Distinctly different music for the 3 different parts.
Introduction None.
Part A Close V-hold, arms straight infront. (R side, L close) x 3. R turned stamp side, L close.
Part B Close V-hold, arms down. (R close pointing L low infront, R hop hooking L across infront), mirror. ((R close quick, L stamp quick), mirror) x 1.75, R close quick. Mirror all.
Part C V-hold. Facing R. (R forwards swinging L leg out to side, hop), mirror. R Triple Step forwards with L across behind. L Triple Step forwards normal.
Source Helen van Bochove in 1998 then many times since including from Bruce Barbour, Sally Fletcher & Paja Milić and in general dancing in evenings in The Netherlands. Checked original steps from 'Doe Dans Basics 2' &, on finding them different, confirmed current steps from a Dunav (Israeli group) video.
Date Written 2002/2/3. Updated 2004/5/3, 2011/6/12 & 2015/9/9. Typo correction 2022/5/12.

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 Paja Milić.

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