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Region Armenia
Formation Circle. No hold.
Dance Structure ((A x 2) + (B x 2) + (C1 + C2)) repeated throughout music.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar. 4 bars/phrase.
Introduction 8 bars.
Part A R forwards raising R hand, L close, bounce x 2. Ditto out but both hands to mid height. Out with (R, quick L close, pause) x 2 lowering arms. Slow (R side, L close) with arms R & centre.
Part B Backwards to R in (R, L close without weight) & mirror, with L arm bent, L elbow up & R hand leading behind. 360 deg acw in (R slow, L quick with hand rotation) x 4.
Part C1 As Part A 1st half but facing centre and arms down & up. (R side & L close tilting R, ditto tilting L) x 2.
Part C2 As Part C1 but instead of tilting, turn hands towards (L first) & away (R first).
Source Pajlak Sarkisian in his dance course in Yerevan, Armenia 2006 (organised by Tineke van Geel).
Date Written 2010/8/26. Updated 2010/9/2.

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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