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Region Romania
Formation Open circle. W- & V- hold.
Dance Structure (A + (B x 2) + BC + (C x 2) + CA) x 2 + A.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, varied length phrases.
Introduction 2 bars then 8 bars.
Part A W-hold. On L ft. (R slow back-bike to close, mirror. Grapevine starting R across infront.) x 3 ending in V-hold. 3 steps in & lift raising arms. Ditto backwards out lowering. (Ditto R forwards raising. Ditto L forwards lowering) x 1.5.
Part B W-hold. On R ft. L slow diag forwards, R touch infront & side infront. R lift, R forwards, L across infront, R in place. (L backwards, pause), mirror. L side, R close, L side, R close touch. Facing L; (R back, pause), mirror. Facing centre; 2 Cherkessias. (R side, L across behind with bobbing arms) x 2.5, pause.
Part BC Part B bar 1. R lift, back R L R lowering arms.
Part C V-hold. On R ft. 3 steps in & lift raising arms. Ditto backwards out lowering. Facing L, forwards L, pause, R, pause, L, R, L, pause. Facing centre, R side, L stamp across, L side, R stamp. R touch across behind, pause, R brush forwards into lift. Mirror the travelling around.
Part CA As Part C last bar but on opposite feet.
Source Danced it many times with Sally Fletcher (who learnt it from Silviu Ciuciumi┼č) & Jan Savage in Ipswich, UK. This particular write-up is based on Sally's footwork & timing notes combined with arms from a casual video of Jan. The tune name was found via sheet music on 'folkloretanznoten.de'.
Date Written 2013/10/20. More history 2017/4/13. Typo correction 2018/3/30.

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