Raca - Summary

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Region Serbia
Formation Short lines in V-hold with leader at the right hand end.
Dance Structure ((2 x A) + (2 x B)) repeated throughout the music or as leader calls.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 9 bar phrases.
Introduction 9 bars.
Part A Starting R foot to the R in step-hop x 2, triple-step & hop. Mirror. (Cherkessia R ending with hop. Mirror.) x 2. Back bicycle R, R stamp x 2, pause.
Part B As Part A but all travelling to the R & bars 6-8 replaced with (high step & close L, ditto R, (L side, R close) x 3.5, pause).
Source Ben Koopmanschap in his weekend course for Balkanplus in London, 2008.
Date Written 2009/3/25. Updated 2010/1/2 & 2011/6/12.

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 Ben Koopmanschap.

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