BESDOT BET-LECHEM

Israeli Couple Dance

 

Translations:

In the Fields of Bethlehem

Dance:

Eliyahu Gamli'el

Record:

RR 30739 Meholeley ha carmel

Basic Steps:

Walk, Yemenite, Two-step

Formation:

Couples in a simple hold, W on M's R facing LOD, CCW

Meter:

4/4

Note:

Steps are described for M, W do opposite.

 

Measure

Counts

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Part A - simple hold

 

 

 

1

1-4

4 steps: L,R,L,R in LOD, at the end, end up facing partner and change hands

2

1-4

Yemenite step L, lift R at the end, join both hands

3

1-3

3 steps forward: R,L,R

4

Brush L in front and behind R

4

1-2

2 steps back: L,R let go of M's L and W's R hands

3

Step L to L with bent knee

4

Step R to R with bent knee

5-8

 

Repeat meas. 1-4, Part A

 

 

 

 

 

Part B - varsovienne position

 

 

 

1

1-4

2 fast two-steps: L,R in LOD

2

1-4

2 fast two steps: L,R in LOD while ladies turns CW without letting go of hands

3

1-4

4 steps: L,R,L,R turning individually CCW

4

1-4

4 steps: L,R,L,R turning with partner CW in a back basket hold (R shoulders adjacent)

5

1-4

M lets go of R hand and turns a complete turn CCW in 4 steps: L,R,L,R
W lets go of L hand and turns half way in 4 steps to original place

6-10

 

Repeat meas. 1-5, Part B

 

 

 

 

 

Note: At the end of meas. 10, end up in a simple
hold to start again.

 

 

 

Miami Valley Folk Dance Club, Dayton, Ohio

Jane Farwell Weekend -- May 7-8, 1977

MVFD Syllabus Collection Copyright Miami Valley Folk Dancers 2004