Dance of the Week
Choreographed by Jim Gold
Dear Dancers and Travelers,
Welcome to our folk dance family!
Posloushaite Patrioti is the Dance of the Week.
Music is from Bulgaria.
Click on the links below.
See A Treasury of International Folk Dances
Written instructions: p 154
(or see “Read More” below.)
Jim Gold dancing Posloushaite Patrioti
POSLOULSHAITE PATRIOTI. . . BULGARIA
Dance Meaning: Listen Patriots
Pronunciation: Pa-SLOO-shayte Patri-O-ti
Choreography: By Jim Gold using traditional steps from Bulgaria and Macedonia.
Source: Koprivshtitsa Folk Festival 2000 in Bulgaria.
Music: Posloushaite Patriot Peroun
Formation: Open circle, arms in W position.
Meter: 7/8 slow/quick/quick: s,q,q
Jim Gold YouTube video: http://bit.ly/2fFVIvC
Introduction: Long flute sound, then 8 measure intro.
FIRST STEP (PART I)
1-4 Step on R to the right side(s), Left in front(q,q), step R to the right side (s)
step L behind R (q, q)
step on R (s), lift L (q, q)
Step L (s), lift R (q, q)
5-16 Repeat meas. 1-4 3x
SECOND STEP (PART II)
1 Facing ctr: Step forward on R (s)
Bring L ft behind R knee (q, q)
2 Step back on L(s), lift R leg high (q, q)
3 Hook R to right in reel step (s)
Lock R ft behind L knee (q, q)
4 Step back on R (s), step on L next to R (q ,q)
5 Back pas de bas:
Step on L to left side(s), step on R behind L (q)
Step on L in place(q)
6 Repeat meas. 5 opp dir and opp ft
7 Repeat meas. 5
THIRD STEP (PART III)
1 Walk to right, CCW:
R (s), L(q), R (q), L (s), R(q), L (q)
3 3-step grapevine to the left, CW:
Face ctr, step R over left(s), L besides R (q)
R behind L (q)
4 Crossing step: Step on L in place (s)
Cross R in front of L (q) step on L in place (q)
5-7 Repeat meas. 1-3
8 Step on L(s), touch R toe next to L instep (q ,q)
9-16 Repeat Third Step.