Nevestinsko - Summary

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Region Macedonia
Formation Open circle. W-hold.
Dance Structure Single figure repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 3 counts/bar, 7 beats/bar, 12 bar (or combinations totalling 12 bars) phrases.
Introduction V-hold. Raise arms, dip & straighten knees. Start at beginning of a phrase.
Whole sequence (Important: heels up & down in each step.) To the R in R & L Triple Steps. (To the R in R & L steps. Facing centre, small R & L Triple Steps forwards.), ditto but rise in the L inward step. R Triple Step backing out turning to face L. To the L in L & R forwards & L & R backwards steps. L Triple Step in place.
Reduced activity versions Remove some direction changes &/or reduce up-down motion in the quick steps.
No up-down styling version (wrong) Distinctive styling missing (wrong!).
Source Detailed styling from Paul Mulders at the 2010 Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival. Linear version from a Christmas party performance by the Živko Firfov group in London 2008.
Date Written 2010/6/22. Updated 2010/06/30, 2011/7/26, 2011/10/23 & 2015/1/4.

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