SIRTAKI - Song of Joy

Greek Line Dance

 

Formation:

Leader at right. Hands held.

 

 

Record:

Worldtone Wt 10008 Side A, or Philips 8445 Sirtaki goes on.

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

Counts

FIGURE I

 

Fast Music - FAST HASAPIKOS STEP

 

 

1-2

Facing LOD, take 2 running steps starting with R foot.

3-4

Facing center, step on R to right (3). Swing L in front of R (4).

56

Step on L to Left (5). Swing R in front of L (6).

730

Do all of the above (fast Hasapikos step) 4 more times - 5 in all.

 

 

 

TRANSITION

 

FOUR SLOW COUNTS

 

 

1

Facing center, take big step on R to right.

2

Close L to R.

3

Big step on L to left.

4

Step on R next to L, transferring wt. to R foot.

 

 

 

FIGURE 2

 

SLOW HASAPIKOS

 

 

1-6

Ct. 1 - Step forward on L.
Ct. 2 - Swing R forward and around behind L.
Ct. 3 - Step on R behind L.
Ct. 4 - Step on L behind R.
Ct. 5,& - Take two steps to R, L. (quick steps).
Ct. 6 - Step back from center of circle on R (slow ct.)

7-12

Repeat basic Slow Hasapikos pattern of cts. 1-6.

1316

Repeat cts. 1-4 of basic Slow Hasapikos step, ending with L behind R.

1732

Three's to left, beginning with R ft., step R across L. (quick ct. 17). Step on L to left (quick ct. &) Step on R crossing in front of L (slow ct. 18).
Three's to right (19, &, 20), starting with L crossing in front of R, stepping L, R, L (quick-quick-slow).
(21, &, 22) Three's again to left - R, L, R.
(23, &, 24) Three's to right, stepping L, R, L.
(25-28) - Four slow single crossing steps, moving to center, R, L, R, L.
(29)-Step on R to right. (30)-Close L to R.
(31)-Step on L to left. (32)-Step on R next to L, shifting wt. to R ft.

33-64

Same as above cts. 1-32, except that on ct. 64, do not shift wt. to R ft. so that fast part which follows can begin on the R. ft.

 

 

 

FIGURE 3

 

TWO HASAPASERVIKOS STEPS

 

THREE FAST HASAPIKOS STEPS

 

 

1-6

Hasapaservikos step as follows:
Ct.1 - Step on R to right.
Ct.2 - Step on L behind R.
Ct.3 - Step on R to right.
Ct.4 - Close L to R.
Ct.5 - Step on L. to left.
Ct.6 - Close R to L (with no wt on R.)

7-12

Repeat Hasapaservikos step to right (as above 6 cts.)

13-18

Do fast Hasapikos step, cts. 1-6 of Figure I above.

19-30

Two more fast Hasapikos steps.

 

 

 

TRANSITION

 

FOUR SLOW COUNTS

 

(Same as previous transition)

 

 

 

FIGURE 4

 

SLOW HASAPIKOS

 

(Same as Cts. 33-64 [Figure 2])

 

 

 

FIGURE 5

 

HASAPASERVIKOS AND FAST HASAPIKOS REPETITION

 

 

1-12

Do two Hasapaservikos steps as described in Figure 3 (cts. 1-12).

13-64

Do fast Hasapikos steps to end of selection.

 

From Kentucky Dance Institute Syllabus, 1977, pages 64, 65