Şchioapa - Summary

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Region Romania
Formation Lines, V-hold.
Dance Structure (A + B + C + D + E + F) x 4 + (A + Ending).
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bar phrases.
Introduction None.
Part A Slow R splat infront, diagonal, (almost) side. Cherkessias for 9 counts. Pause.
Part B Leap onto L. Cherkessias for 6 counts. Travel diagonally R in with (R splat infront, L close, ditto diagonally) x 1.75. Pause.
Part C Slow L across infront, R close. Diagonally L out with L side, R close, L side, R lift. Cherkessias for 7 counts. L stamp.
Part D (L in place, R stamp), mirror. Leap onto L. Cherkessias for 5 counts. Pause. Slow leap L & R.
Part E Diagonally out L with (L side, R close) x 2.5, L hop to face in. Cherkessias for 9 counts. Pause.
Part F Leap onto L. Cherkessias for 11 counts. Pause. Leap onto L.
Ending Leap onto both feet. Splat R infront.
Source Nick Green & Liz Mellish circa 2002. However this is a reconstruction based on their Roma notation notes from that class for the steps combined with memories of their styling from the times they have lead it at Balkanplus in London more recently. Information about the origin from Nick in 2009.
Date Written 2009/6/18. Updated 2009/9/5 & 2013/1/25.

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 Nick Green & Liz Mellish.

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