Jeni Jol / Rumelaj - Summary

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Region Macedonia
Formation Open circle. V-hold.
Dance Structure Short sequence repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bar phrases (dance crosses music).
Basic Sequence (Common Version) Travel R with 2 touch & steps R & L, touch R & 3 steps on the spot, touch L & 3 steps on the spot.
Turn (Common Version) Turn 360 cw during travelling steps.
Basic Sequence (Circle Dance version) As Basic Sequence (Common Version) but repeat bar 1.
Basic Sequence (Alternative Timing Version) As Basic Sequence (Common Version) but start 1 count ahead. Subdued styling.
Turn (Alternative Timing Version) L forwards, R touch infront. Travelling turn 360 deg cw in 2 Triple Steps. Forwards R, L. R in place, L touch infront, L backwards, R close.
Source The Basic step (common version & Circle Dance version) from several places including Norwich, London & the Netherlands. The alternative timing was from Ibrahim Rizevski at the 2003 Eastbourne International Folk Festival & the 2010 SIFD Summer School in Swansea, UK.
Date Written 2002/7/25. Updated 2004-33-11, 2004/3/14, 2010/10/26 & 2015/9/5.

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.

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