Tankosava - Summary

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Region Serbian
Formation Short lines or open circle with leader at the right hand end. Teapot hold (L hand on hip, R hand in crook of next elbow).
Dance Structure (A + B + C) repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, varied length phrases.
Introduction 4 bars.
Part A Ċ etnja (slow, slow, quick, quick, slow in R starting R foot, ditto backing out starting L foot).
Part B (Women's Version) Reeder Step L x 3.5. Mirror.
Part B (Men's Version) Grapevine L starting R across infront with stamps when crossing infront x 1.75. Mirror.
Part C R side, close, side, lift to the R. Mirror.
Source Ben Koopmanschap at the 2006 Balkan Festival in Zetten.
Date Written 2008/5/20-28. Corrected 2010/1/7.

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 Ben Koopmanschap.

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