B Moreta Lodka/Ratevka
Dance Meaning: Boat on the water
Pronunciation: V mo-RE-to LOT-ka
Choreography: By Jim Gold in Bulgarian folk dance style. Used as preliminary teaching dance for Ratevka. Same Ratevka choreography but slow, easy, lesnoto style. Follow B Moreto Lodka with dancing of original (faster) Ratevka.
Source: Pirin Region, West Bulgaria
Music: Posloushaite Patrioti, Peroun
B Moreto Lodka/Ratevka: Jim teaching/dancing
Written Choreography for B Moreta Lodka/Ratevka
Formation: Open Circle, hands down, arms in V position.
Meter: 7/8 slow/quick/quick s,q,q (or q,qq, q,q)
Introduction: 4 measures
4 Walking steps to right, CCW:
1 R(s), L(q,q),
2 R(s), L(q,q),
3 Continuing CCW: Leap onto R(q), quickly step on L(qq), face ctr, step on R to the right(q),
step on L behind R(q),
4 Step on R in place(s), cross L over R(q),
step back on R(q)
5 Step on L(s), lift R and in large reel step moving it bkwd(q), step on R in back of L(q),
6 Step on L(s), lift and hold R(q,q),
7 Back out of circle: Step back on R(s),
back on L(q), back on R(q),
8 Step on L in place(s), lift and hold R(q,q).