Sepastia bar - Summary

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Region Armenia
Formation Open circle. Little fingers hold with hands & elbows at shoulder height.
Dance Structure ((A1+A2) + (B1+B2) + (A1+A2) + (C1+C2)) repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar. Phrases of 4, 2 & 2 bars.
Introduction None.
Part A1 Starting R ft, Triple Step R x 3 with arms & head R L R. R forwards touch, pause, R staccato flick behind. (Triple Step on spot turning to face other way. Mirror the touch-flick.), mirror.
Part A2 A1 mirrored.
Part B1 Part A1 to leading arm up hand facing in & trailing arm across infront hand facing down during touch (with preparatory down in previous bar) & swivel hands in flick.
Part B2 B1 mirrored.
Part C1 Part B1 but turn 360 deg cw during travelling.
Part C2 C1 mirrored.
Men's version. Arms, when free, in a more rounded shape, with less motion & no flicks.
Source The women's version from numerous people as it has been in the UK International dance repertoire a long time. I first learnt it from Sally Fletcher in Ipswich in 1995 or 1996. The men's styling came 2020/12/11 by email from Gary Lind-Sinanian.
Date 2018/3/30. Mens' version updated 2020/12/19.

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