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VRAPCHETO

 

This dance, presented by Marcus Moskoff, is from the repertoire of the Pioneer Youth Ensemble of Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

Record:

"Marcus Moskoff Introduces Songs and Dances from Bulgaria" Vol. 1 "VRAPCHETO"

Music:

2/4 (ONE and TWO and).

Formation:

Lines with front basket hold. Dance begins after introduction of 6 instrumental chords.

 

 

MEASURE

PATTERN "BASIC"

1 3

Facing and moving LOD, walk fwd. 6 steps starting with R ft. (cts. l, 2), (cts. 1, 2), (cts. l, 2).

4

Facing center, step sdwd. R on R ft. (ct. 1); swing L ft. in front of R ft. (ct. 2).

5

Step sdwd. L on L ft. (ct. 1); swing R ft. in front of L ft. (ct. 2).

6

Step directly bkwd. on R ft. (ct. l); step directly bkwd. on L ft. (ct. 2).

7

Step sdwd. R on R ft. (ct. 1); swing L ft. in front of R ft. (ct. 2).

8

Step sdwd. L on L ft. (ct. 1); step on R ft. crossing in front of L ft. (ct. 2).

9

Step sdwd. L on L ft. (ct. 1); step on R ft. crossing behind L ft. (ct. 2).

10

Repeat action of Measure 5.

11

Repeat action of Measure 4.

12

Step sdwd. L on L ft. (ct. 1); stamp R ft. next to L ft., taking no weight (ct. 2).

(REPEAT DANCE FROM BEGINNING)

 

 

MEASURE

PATTERN "ENDING SEQUENCE"

1 6

Repeat action of Measures 1-6 of Pattern "Basic." Tempo will become drastically slower after Measure 6.

7

Slowly: step directly bkwd. on R ft. (ct. 1); close L ft. next to R ft. (ct. 2).

8

Slowly: step directly sdwd. L on L ft. (ct. 1); close R ft. next to L ft. (ct. 2).

9

Slowly: step directly bkwd. on R ft. (ct. 1); close L ft. next to R ft. (ct. 2).

10

Slowly: step directly fwd. on L ft. (ct. 1); close R ft. next to L ft. (ct. 2).

11

Bow upper half of body from the waist to signal completion of dance.

 

KOLO FESTIVAL 1982

Introduced to Miami Valley Folk Dancers, Dayton, Ohio, by Ed Cordray & Leslie Hyll, 2000