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Formation Circle. W-hold
Pronunciation "Seeg Nar" with both syllables emphasised and with a glottal stop separating them.
Dance Structure ((A x 4) + (B x 4) + (C x 4)) x 2 + ((A x 2) + (B x 2) + (C x 2))x1.8333.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bar phrases.
Music Speed 150 counts/min accelerating slightly.
Source Sally Fletcher in Ipswich who learnt it from Yves Moreau.

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A dance with (mostly) small but energetic steps done to infectiously enthusiastic brass music.

The melody changes after each 2 phrases so the repeats of the dance parts initially encompass two sections of music each (as the parts are repeated 4 times) but eventually fit the music structure (as they are repeat twice). However, the last phrase of the music is not repeated so the final Part C is only done once (hence the 'x1.8333' instead of a neat 'x2').

Style: Small low flat steps (except where otherwise stated) with slightly bent knees.


Summary: 8 bars

Two phrases (8 bars) to get ready.

Part A

Summary: (R side, L across infront) x 3, (close, lift) x3, (L side, R across infront), (close, lift).

Start Facing centre. Weight on L foot.
1 R to the side.
2 L across infront on heel with turning foot to point slightly R.
3-4 Repeat counts 1-2 (R side, L across). (L foot is briskly returned to pointing forwards by swivelling on the heel whilst stepping onto R on count 3.)
1-2 Repeat bar 1 counts 3-4 (R side, L across).
3 R close.
4 L lift infront across R foot. (It is a low lift with the L foot only raised about 15 cm above the floor.)
1-2 Repeat bar 2 counts 3-4 on opposite feet (L close, R lift).
3-4 Repeat bar 2 counts 3-4 on original feet (R close, L lift).
1-2 Repeat bar 1 counts 3-4 on opposite feet (L side, R across infront).
3-4 Repeat bar 3 counts 1-2 (L close, R lift).

(An alternative staccato styling (used by some dancers in Balkanplus, London, UK) for the side & across steps like bar 1 counts 1-2 is to rise up onto the balls of the feet with the heels well off the ground and straightening knees during the side step (do sharply so as to allow a brief pause in the raised position) and sharply drop back to normal height (heels on the ground and knees bent) in the following step across. This is not the original authentic styling but I quite like it.)

Part B

Summary: 2 Triple Steps in. 4 Slipbacks out. (R close, L back bike lift), mirror. Step-replace R backwards & forwards.

Start Facing centre. Weight on L foot.
1&2 R forwards onto heel, L close, R forwards (i.e. R Triple Step in).
3&4 Repeat counts 1-2 on opposite feet (L Triple Step in).
1 R backwards flicking L foot slightly forwards at floor level turning the L heel inwards (a bit like a football passing kick, this is called a Slipback in Cotswold Morris dancing).
2 Repeat count 1 on opposite feet (L Slipback).
3-4 Repeat counts 1-2 (R & L Slipbacks making 4 Slipbacks in total).
1 R close.
2 L lift circling forwards, up, back & down (a back-bicycling lift).
3-4 Repeat counts 1-2 on opposite feet (L close, R back-bicycling lift).
1 Pause.
& R backwards onto flat foot with foot turned out 45 deg cw.
2 L in place (so it replacing weight almost immediately after the step backwards).
& Pause.
3-4& Repeat counts 1-2 but with R going forwards (syncopated R forwards & replace weight) and with R foot pointing towards the centre of the circle not turned out.

Part C

Summary: Hop L with R touching side, across, side, across. Mirror. 2 Scissors. 3 bicycling lifts.

Start Facing centre. Weight on L foot.
1 L hop touching R foot toes to floor to the side infront.
2 L hop touching R foot toes to across infront.
3-4 Repeat counts 1-2 (L hops touching R infront to side & across).
2 Repeat bar 1 on opposite feet (4 R hops touching L infront to side, across, side, across). This needs the first hop to really be a small leap close onto the R foot because the previous step ended on the L foot.
1 Leap onto L in place sliding R foot forwards (a Scissor step).
2 Repeat count 1 on opposite feet (Scissor step sliding R back to place & L forwards).
3 L close.
4 R lift circling up, forwards, down & back (a bicycling lift).
1-2 Repeat bar 3 counts 1-2 but on the opposite feet (R close, L bicycling lift).
3-4 Repeat bar 3 counts 1-2 (L close, R bicycling lift, making 3 steps & bicycling lifts in total).