Esashi Jinku - Summary

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Region Japan
Formation Couples. No hold.
Dance Structure (A + B + (C x 2) + D) + (A + B + (E x 2) + D) repeated until the end of the music.
Music Structure 2 counts/bar, 6 bar phrases.
Introduction Start when the singing starts.
Part A Knee bends straightening arms down & opening fist with feet together. Reverse. Repeat with R foot across in front, together, L across infront, together.
Part B R side touch whilst hands circle acw. Ditto but R side step & circle ends with push to the R. Mirror all.
Part C Karate pose (R arm horizontal to side with palm down, L forearm up) looking at partner over R shoulder back to back. Reverse arms & looking direction.
Part D Cross passing R shoulders with (R forwards with R arm forwards & L hand to R elbow, mirror). Turn cw to face with (R forward, L heel touch) whilst arms rotate to R forearm up infront & L hand to R elbow.
Part E Holding L hands. R across infront diving R arm down across infront, reverse.
Half speed version At half speed (unofficial).
Source Marina Wolstenholme at her SIFD Japanese dance day course at Cecil Sharp House on 2001/10/13. She learnt it from Kiyoshi Kahazawa at York in 1994.
Date Written 2002/2/3. Updated 2011/6/1 & 2011/7/29.

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