Ciganko - Summary

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Region Bulgaria
Formation Open circle. V-hold.
Dance Structure ((A x 4) + (B1 + B2)) repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bar phrases.
Introduction Wait through Part B music x 2. Or wait half that, then extra Part A x 2.
Part A Walk R 2 steps slow starting R. Grapevine R starting R side & L across behind. Sway R & L slow. (R side, L across behind) x 2.
Part B1 (Hop L lifting R, R forwards), mirror. 4 small steps forwards. (Hop L lifting R, Cherkessia starting R side), mirror.
Part B2 As Part B1 but the travelling steps are backwards.
Source From Sally Fletcher (who learnt it from Zoƫ" Roberts in 2007 who learnt it from Belco Stanov) of Ipswich, UK, on many occaisions. Confirmed from Cathy Meunier (who also learnt it from Belco) in her Witnesham, UK, event in 2020.
Date Written 2020/3/20

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