Syrtós Kítrinou - Summary

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Region Greece
Formation Open circle lead by a leader on the right hand end. W-hold.
Dance Structure One part with variations when indicated by the leader.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bar phrases. (But it sounds more complicated.)
Introduction 4 bars.
Basic Version R lift (in last q of previous bar). R side, L across behind, R side, L forwards. R touch across in front, pause, side, across infront. R lift, back, L lift, back. R lift, (R side, L across infront) x 2 in ssqqq.
Variation 1 Bar 3 counts 3-4: pause. Bar 4 counts 1-2: sweep L leg R & L.
Variation 2 Turn 360 deg cw in bar 4.
Alternative styling (Tineke) Lighter. R foot touch across pointed. Foot sweep in vertical plane arc & continue into R foot lift. Variation 2 pivots on L foot.
Alternative styling (Mauritz) Quick-footed. Bar 1 L across behind had syncopated slight delay followed by R side being a leap. Foot sweep between Dick & Tineke styles. Variation 2 on the spot.
Source Learnt from Dick van de Zwan at the 2008 Balkan Festival in Zetten in The Netherlands. Timing notation correction & additional information from Jutta Malzbender & from Roberto Bagnoli's Stockton Folk Camp 2011 notes. Learnt from Maurits & Tineke van Geel at the London 2014 event.
Date Dick version written 2008/8/18. Updated 2008/8/28, 2008/10/12, 2009/7/17, 2011/2/27, 2011/10/9, 2011/10/30, 2014/8/13, 2014/8/15, 2014/10/2. van Geel version added 2017/4/16.

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 Dick van de Zwan or Maurits & Tineke van Geel.

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