Melitsa - Summary

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Region Greece
Formation Open circle with leader at right hand end. W-hold.
Dance Structure Short sequence repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bar phrases.
Introduction None.
Whole sequence R side, L close, R side, L close touch. L touch slow (side heel, infront flat, side heel). (L forwards, R replace) x 2. L close Triple step in place. Arms down in each flat touch & step infront (up in next step/touch).
Source Maggie O'Regan (who learnt from Cherry Allen in London in 2015) at the 2015 Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival.
Date Written 2015-08-23--31. Updated 2022-06-02.

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