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Formation Open circle. Little fingers W-hold.
Dance Structure Short sequence repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar. 4 bars/phrase.
Music Speed 130 counts/min.
Source I first learnt it from Sally Fletcher in Ipswich in 1996. Many other sources since.

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A very simple Armenian dance that is ubiquitous in International folk dance in the UK.

As well to the traditional tune, it fits many common tunes, particularly Rock & Roll.

Style: Light & casual (it is a simple party dance) but upright.


Summary: None.

Start immediately or at the start of any phrase.

Whole sequence

Summary: Slow (touch L infront across, side across) x 2. Slow L & R across infront. Quick L across infront, R back, L across behind, R side (almost Grapevine).

Start Facing the centre of the circle. Little finger W-hold.
1-2 L across infront touch. The touch is with the toes to the ground & with the leg straight.
3-4 L to the side infront touch likewise.
2 Repeat bar 1 (touch L infront across then infront to the side).
1-2 L across infront step.
3-4 R across infront step.
1 L across infront step.
2 R back step.
3 L across behind step.
4 R to the side step.