Margarit - Summary

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Region Armenia
Formation Circle. No hold.
Dance Structure ( (A x 2) + (B1 + B2) + (C x 2) + (D x 2) + (E1 + E2) ) x 1.9 + ( F + G + H + G ) + I + ( (C x 2) + (D x 2) + ( (J + K) x 2 ) + A).
Music Structure 4 counts/bar. 2 bars/phrase.
Introduction Wait 2 bars. As Part A bar 2 x 2 but smaller steps & raising arms to T.
Part A (Arms cw vertical circle infront while quick Grapevine (starting R side, L across behind) ) x 2. (Arms out in T with hand flap (down & brisk up) x 2 while (R side, L close)) x 2.
Part B1 Raise R arm infront whilst in 8 quick steps. (Dough pulling (both ways) with palms down while in quick (R behind, L in place) x 2 ) x 2.
Part B2 B1 but travelling out lowering arms.
Part C Raising arms to T whilst 8 quick steps forwards acw around the circle. (L forearm circle cw whilst quick (R across infront, L in place, R behind, L in place)) x 2.
Part D Travel as Part C. Elbows down infront while R across infront, arms down while (L in place, turn 360 deg acw in quick (R, L)).
Part E1 Facing R & hands downward infront, (stir (L hand cw & R hand cw) while quick (R across infront, L close)) x 4. (With arms as teapot/monkey/ballroom (R up), rock R & L) x 2.
Part E2 As Part E1 but travelling out backwards.
Part F (Arms arc up R while slow R backwards), mirror. Repeat on the spot.
Part G Quick R across infront, L touch close behind, L replace, R touch close. R side, L close. Repeat.
Part H Arms up R while R side. Arms down L while L across infront. Repeat.
Part I (R side, L touch), mirror.
Part J Arms to high infront while 8 quick steps in. Bring down R arm infront while (R across infront, L touch close), mirror.
Part K Travel out with quick (R across infront, L side) x 8 whilst rocking like Part E1 bar 2.
Ending Part A lowering arms to fade out.
Source Pajlak Sarkisian in his dance course in Yerevan, Armenia 2006 (organised by Tineke van Geel).
Date Summaries written 2012/6/16. Details written 2017/5/14. Typos corrected 2019/1/19.

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 Pajlak Sarkisian.

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