'Dance from Leros' (full name in English).
'Leros' (commonly used shortened name).
|Formation||Lines or open circle. Basketweave hold.|
|Dance Structure||Single sequence repeated throughout music.|
|Music Structure||8 counts/bar.|
|Music Speed||85 counts/min.|
|Source||Sally Fletcher in Ipswich.|
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A quiet gentle dance to pleasant music of the type most people associate with Greece. It is suitable for inclusion with easy dances, and popularly is, but it is actually less trivial than it looks because the dance counts in 9s whereas the music counts in 8s so the dance crosses the music phrasing. As the steps get 1 beat later with respect to the music phrasing each time, there is a feeling that one has got behind and a temptation to mistakenly catch up.
Style: Gentle, small steps, swaying a little with the motion.
Summary: L across & R side twice, L back Yemenite, R across, L side, R back.
|Start||Facing the centre.|
|1||L across infront leaning slightly L and looking slightly down to the right.|
|2||R to the side straightening up again|
|3-4||Repeat counts 1-2 (L across infront, R to the side).|
|5||L backwards, looking towards the centre again.|
|7||R across infront.|
|8||L to the side.|
|9||R backwards & slightly to the side.|