Dance of the Week
(Music from Bulgaria)
Choreographed by Jim Gold
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Kotlenska Svatbarska Ruchenitsa is the Dance of the Week.
Music is from Bulgaria.
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Written instructions: p 103
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Kotlenska Svatbarska Ruchenitsa danced by Jim Gold
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KOTLENSKA SVATBARSKA RUCHENITSA. . . BULGARIA
Dance Meaning: Wedding Ruchenitsa from Kotlen
Pronunciation: Kot-LEN-ska Svat-BAR-ska Roochen-I-tsa
Choreography: By Jim Gold using traditional steps from Bulgaria.
Music: Horo Records
Formation: Line: arms in V position.
Meter: 7/8: quick/quick/slow: q,q,s
Jim Gold YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrtn10f8CUE
Introduction: 8 measures
Moving bkwd in LOD, to the right, CCW
1 Hop on L (q), step back on R q)
step on L next to R(s)
2 Repeat meas 1
Moving forwards LOD, to the right, CCW
3 Leap fwd on R (q), step L next to R (q)
Step fwd on R (s)
4 Repeat meas. 3
5 Hop on L, lift R (q, q)
hop on L, lift R, turn to face left (s)
6 step on R next to L (q), step on L next to R (q)
step on R in place next to L (s)
7 Repeat meas. 5 using opp ft
8 Repeat meas.6 using opp ft
Moving into ctr
1 Touch R toe 2x while bouncing on L ft (q, q)
step R next to L (s)
2 Repeat meas. 1 using opp ft
3 step fwd on R (q, q), hop on R, lift L (s)
4 step fwd on L (q,), hop on L, lift R (s)
Third Step: 3 pas de pas
1 Face ctr: step R in place (q), cross L over R (q)
step R in place (s)
2 Repeat meas. 1 opp ft
3 Repeat meas. 1
4 Jump on both ft with feet apart(q ,q), lift R leg (s)
Going bkwd out of circle: 4 pas de bas
5 step R in place (q), cross L over R (q)
step R in place (s)
6 Repeat meas. 5 using opp ft
7-8 Repeat meas. 5-6
9-12 Circular window washing movements
Repeat meas. 5-8 in place. Arms move to W position, hands perform circular window washing movement.