Hava Nagila - Summary

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Region Israel
Formation Circle or open circle. V-hold
Dance Structure ((A x 2) + (B x 2) + (C x 2)) repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar. 4 bar & 2 bar (& ad lib improvisation) phrases.
Introduction Start at the beginning of any phrase.
Part A Starting R foot, 3 steps in, lift. 3 steps out, lift. (Grapevine starting R across infront) x 2.
Part B Turn 360 deg cw in 3 steps, double clap. Reverse. In & out as in Part A.
Part C 4 Grapevines as in Part A.
Source John Wilson in an evening party session in the 2008 Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival, UK.
Date Written 2010/3/25. Updated 2010/6/7 & 2012/5/22.

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