Tamzara (slow) - Summary

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Region Armenia
Formation Couples, triples or solos in a circle. Basketweave hold.
Dance Structure ((A1 + A2 + A3 + A4) + (A1 + B) + (A1 + A2 + A3 + A4)) repeated through the music.
Music Structure 5 counts/bar, 4 bars/phrase.
Introduction 4 bars.
Basic Step 3 steps, 2 taps.
Part A1 (R Basic steps looking R, mirror) x 2. (R Basic Step F looking up, L Basic Step backwards looking down) x 2.
Part A2 As Part A1 but facing acw around the circle.
Part A3 As Part A1 but facing out of the circle.
Part A4 As Part A1 but facing cw around the circle.
Part B (R & L Basic Steps forwards acw around the circle) x 4.
Source Shakeh Avanessian at her Armenian day course in Cecil Sharp House, London, 2002.
Date 2002/11/7. Updated 2011/7/2, 2018/5/27 & 2018/6/2.

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 Shakeh Avanessian.

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