Dance of the Week
(music from Lithuania)
Choreographed by Jim Gold
Dear Dancers and Travelers,
Welcome to our folk dance family!
Jaunas Bernuzelis is the Dance of the Week.
Music is from Lithuania.
Click on the links below.
See A Treasury of International Folk Dances
Written instructions: p 89.
Jaunas Bernuzelis danced by Jim Gold
Jaunas Bernuzelis danced by Monday Night Folk Dancers
JAUNAS BERNUZELIS. . .LITHUANIA
Dance Meaning: Young Lad
Pronunciation: Jawnas Bernu-ZE-lis
Choreography: By Jim Gold in eclectic folk dance style
Formation: Open Circle
Youtube Video: http://bit.ly/2nSegi7
Youtube Group Video: http://bit.ly/2oh9yuB
Introduction: 6 measures
Arms in escort position
1 Into ctr. R (ct 1), L(ct 2), R (ct 3), kick L (ct 4)
On kick shout: “ačiū!” Pronounced A-tchoo (like a sneeze)
Accent on the first syllable.
It means “thank you” in Lithuanian
2 Back out: L (ct 1), R (ct 2), L (ct 3), stamp R (ct 4)
3-6 Repeat measures 1-2, 2x
8 two-steps to the right, CCW: arms in V position
1 R (ct 1), L (ct &), R (ct 2), L (ct 3), R (ct &), L (ct 4)
2-4 Repeat meas. 1 3x
5 Face ctr, march in place
Step R in place (ct 1), step L in place (ct 2)
Step R in place (ct 3), step L in place (ct 4)
6 Step forward. on R (ct 1), step on L next to R (ct &), step on R in place (ct 2)
Step back on L (ct 3), step on R next to L (ct 4)