LIKRAT KALAH (LIKRAT SHBAT)

Israeli Couple Dance

 

Translation:

Toward the Bride

Dance:

Shoshanah Duda'i

Record:

BAN 14393 Oriental Song Festival 1973

Basic Steps:

Walk, two-step, Yemenite

Formation:

Couples in-a circle facing LOD, W on M's R in a promenade position

Meter:

4/4

 

Measure

Counts

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Part A

 

 

 

1

1-4

2 slow steps:R,L

2

1-4

Slow two-step:R,L,R.

3-4

 

Repeat meas. 1-2, Part A.††
Reverse footwork, end up facing partner, M's back to center

5-6

 

Repeat meas. 1-2 Part A, going toward center

7-8

 

Repeat meas. 3-4, Part A, going away from center

9-16

 

Repeat meas. 1-8, Part A
Note: At end M steps up beside W, everyone is in one circle in a simple hold, W on M's R

 

 

 

 

 

Part B - circle in a simple hold

 

 

 

1

1-3

Yemenite step R

 

4

Touch with ball of L foot behind R heel

2

1

Lift on R

 

2

Step L to L

 

3-4

Close R to L and hold

3-4

 

Repeat meas. 1-2, Part B

5-6

 

M steps in to inner circle while both take 2 two-steps in LOD;R,L,R and L,R,L

7

1-4

Yemenite, step R

 

 

Men:turn 3/4 turn CW:L,R,L, hold and end up on W's R

 

 

Women:3 steps in place:L,R,L and hold while turning quarter turn L, CCW

 

 

All finish in one circle

9-16

 

Repeat meas.1-8, Part B

 

 

Note:On meas. 13 the W steps into the inner circle and on meas. 16 the W turns 3/4 turn L under Mís arm in 3 steps:L,R,L while M places W's R hand on his R shoulder

 

 

 

 

 

Part C

 

 

 

1-4

 

4 two-steps:R,L,R,L, turning 1 1/4 turns, end up with M's back to center

5

1-2

Turn the shoulders to R while L arms hook and fingers snap

 

3-4

Reverse cts. 1-2, meas. 5, Part C

6

 

Repeat meas. 5, Part C

7

1-4

Step R back, close L to R, while snapping fingers

8

 

Repeat meas. 7, Part C

9-12

 

Repeat meas. 1-4, Part C

 

Presented by Ya'akov Eden

Kentucky Dance Institute, 1975, pp 158, 159