Malo Vlaško Kolo - Summary

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Region Serbia
Formation Open circle, belt-hold (W-hold or shoulder-hold will do).
Dance Structure A x 2 + (B + C x 2) x 3 + D x 4 + E
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bar phrases. Accelerating from 100 counts/min to 200 counts/min.
Introduction 2 bars.
Part A (R side, L close) x 2. R side, L close, sway R & L, R side, pause. Mirror. R side, L close, R side, pause. Mirror. Plod R 4 steps.
Part B R & L diagonal heel Triple Steps in. 2 slow & 4 fast drunken stagger steps out. Ditto x 0.75, jump to feet together, pause, jump to L lifted across infront, pause.
Part C (R across infront, L in place leg rocking) x 3.5, pause, lift L across infront. Mirror. With shouts.
Part D (R lift, R side, L close, pause.) x 3. Stamp R & pause, ditto with foot turned out.
Part E In place stamp starting R foot 6 single, 3 double, 2 single, 1 double. Ditto but end with step, stamp infront.
Source Paja Milić at the 2000 Bognor Regis Paja & Madelon Ex-Yugoslavia dance course. A few additional details were from him at the 2004 Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival. Correction to Part D from Maureen Felton, who learnt it in the same classes as I, in 2011.
Date Written 2001/11/30. Updated 2004/5/3 & 2011/02/27.

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 Paja Milić.

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