Vajta n'Elbasan - Summary

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Region Albania
Formation Separate men's & women's lines, women W-hold, men shoulder-hold.
Dance Structure (A + B) repeated throughout the music.
Music Structure 7 beats/bar, 3 counts/bar, 4 bars/phrase, 4 phrases/verse.
Basic Step Women step, touch, 2 hip lifts. Men step with lift, 3 bounces.
Part A Forwards acw in 4 Basic Steps.
Part B R Yemenite & R swing behind. 2 Basic Steps in place. R swing behind. 3 Basic Steps in place
Source Paja Milić at the 2000 Bognor Regis Paja & Madelon Ex-Yugoslavia dance course & the 2000 Balkan Festival in Zetten. Sally Fletcher & Maureen Felton (who learnt it from Paja Milić) in Ipswich in 2005. Jutta Malzbender in 2019 pointed out that I had got the wrong time signature.
Date Written 2005/4/22. Updated 2006/7/12. Time signature correction 2019/6/16.

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 Paja Milić.

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