Gaïda Gynekíos Makedonikos - Summary

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Region Greece
Formation Open circle or lines lead about the room by a leader on the right hand end. V-hold & fortress hold.
Dance Structure Part A repeated throughout the slow part of the music & Part B repeated throughout the subsequent fast section. Part A has two variations, Part B has 4.
Music Structure 6 irregular counts/bar, 2 bar phrases. (That is how I count it; it could well be something different in standard musical notation.)
Introduction None.
Part A1 A1 but with pauses instead of bounces.
Part A2 Very slow. To R with R, L brush, L lift x2. To centre with L, R lift. R close, L lift x 3, L close, R hook.
Part B1 Faster. R side, L across behind, R side. Lift L & R.
Part B2 As B1 but touch infront instead of lift.
Part B3 As B1 but rock infront onto L x 2 & drop on L instead of lift sequence.
Part B4 As B3 but rock onto R & L instead of L x 2.
Source Dick van de Zwan at the 2002 Balkan Festival in Zetten.
Date Written 2002/7/13. Updated 2003/2/26, 2007/8/18, 2007/8/19 & 2011/6/12.

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 Dick van de Zwan.

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