Tsamikos Kharditsa (A Camel in Nunavut)

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Dance Structure Single sequence repeated throughout the music.
Formation Circle. V-hold.
Music Structure 2 counts/bar, 8 bars/phrase. (But dance sequence is 15 counts.)
Music Speed 95 counts/min.
Music 'A Camel in Nunavut' by Night Sun.
Source Steps from Tony Mounter (who learnt it from heli in Walblerswick) in Ipswich in 2012.

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A traditional Greek dance but done to an amusingly different piece of music. It has a continual motion feel. Although the sequence is quite short, it can be amusingly confusing to follow at first. It crosses the music.

Style: (Not traditional Greek version.) Flat footed plodding. Metronome-like feel (in the regular bits).


Summary: 4 bars.

4 bars. However it does not really matter as the dance crosses the music. This is just a convenient clear part of the music to synchronise the start on.

Whole sequence.

Summary: Facing centre. (R side, L across infront) x 2. R side, L forwards, R in place, L to the side. R & L in place qq. R across infront, L side, R forwards. Facing diagonally L, backwards L, R, L.

Start Facing the centre of the circle. Weight on L ft. V-hold.
1 R to the side.
2 L across infront.
3-4 Repeat counts 1-2 (R to the side, L across infront).
5 R to the side.
6 L forwards.
7 R in place.
8 L to the side.
a R in place.
9 L in place. (With previous step this is a sort of hesitation rock.)
10 R across infront.
11 L to the side.
12 R forwards.
13 Facing 45 deg acw of the direction to the centre of the circle, L backwards.
14 R backwards.
15 L backwards.