Rhiannon's Wheel - Summary

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Region Sacred/Circle
Formation Circle. No hold, arms vertically down (optionally V-hold).
Dance Structure (A x 2) + C + (B x 2) + C repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bars/phrase.
Introduction Start when melody starts.
Part A (verse 1) R to the side, L across behind, R to the side, L lift across infront. L in place, bounce, R in place, bounce. Mirror all.
Part B (verse 2) As Part A bar 1 but ending L ball touch close. L heel touch infront with toes diagonally L then R, L in place rock, R in place rock. Mirror all.
Part C (chorus) Triple Step in starting R foot, ending with L flick behind. Mirror. R forwards, bounce, L in place, bounce. Ditto but with arms up shake & arms down shake. Repeat all going backwards but with back bicycles instead of flicks.
Source Stefan Freedman in his 'Paradise Lost & Regained' suite created in lockdown 2020. I recorded the videos for that suite.
Date Written 2021/3/17. Proofreading alterations 2021/3/22.

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 Stefan Freedman.

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