Vitanovsko Horo - Summary

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Region Bulgaria
Dance Structure (A x 2) + (B1 +B2). Repeated throughout the music.
Formation Open circle. Belt-hold.
Music Structure 4 counts/bar, 4 bars/phrase.
Introduction 16 bars. Start with the singing.
Part A (Grapine R starting R side, L across behind) x 2. (Leap onto R in place hooking L across infront, mirror, R in place lifting L, L splat infront. Mirror.) R in place, L dig, (L side, R across infront) x 2, L side, R dig. (R infront, L across behind, R side, L dig. Mirror.)
Part B1 Run forwards 4 steps starting R. (Jump R onto both feet, L kick forwards. Mirror.) Part A last 2 bars.
Part B2 Part B1 running out backwards.
Source Caspar Bilk live online in the 73rd Stockton Folkdance Camp (online due to COVID-19) 2020-7-12.
Date Written 2020-7-18. Typo corrections 2021-9-2.

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 Caspar Bik.

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