Dance of the Week
Hora Lui Budisteanu
(Music from Romania)
Choreographed by Jim Gold
Dear Dancers and Travelers,
Welcome to our folk dance family!
Hora Lui Budisteanu is the Dance of the Week.
Music is from Romania.
Click on the links below.
See A Treasury of International Folk Dances
Written instructions: p 81
(or see “Read More” below.)
Hora Lui Budisteanu danced by Jim Gold
For written instructions click on “Read More”
HORA LUI BUDISTEANU: ROMANIA
Dance Meaning: Budisteanu’s Circle Dance
Pronunciation: Hora Loui Budisteanu
Choreography: by Jim Gold in Romania folk dance style.
Music: Greetings from Romania: Volume I
Formation: Open circle, hands in W position. On turns go to V position.
Jim Gold YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKjfZk9s5yE
Introduction: 2 measures
Grapevine (CW) and turn (CCW)
1 Moving CW step R over L (ct 1), step L to lft (ct 2)
2 Step R behind L (ct 1), step L to lft (ct 2)
3-4 Repeat meas 1-2
5-6 Repeat meas 1-2
CCW turn in 4 steps. Arms go to V position.
7-8 R (ct 1), L (ct 2), R (ct 1), L (ct 2)
9-32 Repeat meas. 1-8 3x
Two-step and grapevine (CCW)
1 Facing and moving CCW: Step R fwd (ct 1), bring L next to R (ct 2)
2 Step on L (ct 1-2)
3-4 Repeat meas. 1-2 opp ft
5 Step on R to rt (ct 1), step on L behind rt (ct 2)
6 Step on R to rt (ct 1), step on L in front of R (ct 2)
7-8 Repeat meas 5-6
9-32 Repeat meas 1-8 3x
ORDER OF STEPS
First Step: 1x, Second Step: 1x