'Kratko Vlaško Kolo' is the original spelling.
'Kratko Vlashko Kolo' is a phonetic English transcription.
'Kratko Vlasko Kolo' is it reduced to ASCII by missing off the accents.
|Formation||Open circle or short lines, belt hold.|
|Dance Structure||(A x 2 + (B x 4 + C1 + C2) + (B x 4 + D x 2)) x 3|
|Music Structure||4 counts/bar, 4 bar phrases.|
|Music Speed||150 counts/min.|
|Source||Madelon Milić at the 2000 Balkan Festival in Zetten.|
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 Madelon Milić.
A light crisp dance with a distinctive dramatic chorus (Part B) consisting of scissor-kicks & splats.
Style: Upright, light & balletic.
Summary: None musically. Skip a Part A.
Omit one Part A & use its music (4 bars) as the introduction just standing still.
Summary: (R side, L close) x 3.5, L lift. L forwards, R back. Raise & drop heels facing L & R.
|2||Repeat bar 1 but end with L lifted beside R knee and facing centre.|
Summary: Scissor kick, Splat L, lift L, pause. Triple Steps in place facing L & R.
A less energetic, but far less spectacular & distinctive, alternative to the scissor kick is to just raise the L leg infront in count.
Summary: Diagonally in R with (step-hop) x 2 starting R foot. Diagonally out R with (step x 3, hop).
|Start||Facing 45 deg to R of centre.|
|1||Step-hop forwards (i.e. diagonally R with respect to the centre) with R step, hop, L step, hop. When hopping, the raised foot is lifted to beside the other knee with the toes pointing down.|
|2||Turn 90 deg acw (to face 45 deg L of centre) and triple-step backwards with R step, L step, R step, hop. Raise foot on hop as in bar 1.|
Summary: C1 but on reversed path.
The same as Part C1 but following the same path in reverse (i.e. forward 45 deg L in bar 1 & backward 45 deg R in bar 2) to original place.
Summary: Around circle acw forwards in 2 x step-hop & 2 x Triple Step starting R foot. Ditto on opposite feet. Repeat facing backwards.
|Start||Facing acw around the circle.|
|1||Step-hop forwards (the same footwork as Part C bar 1. This can travel a long way fast.|
|3-4||Turn to face cw around the circle and repeat the footwork of bars 1-2 but travelling backwards (so the motion is still acw around the circle).|
There was no special ending but it can obviously be adapted so the dancers exit during the last Part D.
It has also been done with the footwork of Part C used for Part D as well (i.e. regular step, hop, step, hop, step, step, step & hop instead of step, hop, step, hop & 2 quick triple steps with hops).