Dance of the Week
(music from Romania)
Choreographed by Jim Gold
Dear Dancers and Travelers,
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Mulţumesc is the Dance of the Week.
Music is from Romania.
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See A Treasury of International Folk Dances
Written instructions: p 127.
Mulţsumesc danced by Jim Gold
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MULTSU MESC. . . .ROMANIA
Dance Meaning: Thank You
Choreography: by Jim Gold in Romanian folk dance style.
Jim Gold YouTube video: http://bit.ly/2mTScC8
Introduction: Talking. Then 8 measure music intro.
Striding: Broad walking steps. swing arms from shoulders
elbows straight, move CCW in circle
1 Step R (ct 1), Step L (ct 2)
2-8 Repeat meas 1 7x
Move CCW in the circle: Two back pas de bas and walks
1 Step R (ct 1), step L behind R (ct &), step R (ct 2), arms move to rt in windshield wiper movement.
2 Repeat meas 1, but arms move left
3-4 Walk 4 steps, arms swing: R (ct 1), L (ct 2), R (ct 1), L (ct 2)
5-16 Repeat meas 1-4 3x
“Knead the dough”: Walk CCW in circle with “Knead dough” movement
1 Step R (ct 1), left arm straight fwd palm up, rt arm straight fwd palm down.
Step L (ct 2), reverse arms (left arm straight fwd palm down, rt arm straight fwd palm up)
2-4 Repeat meas 1 3x
5-8 Repeat meas 1-2
9-12 Repeat meas 1-2 2x of SECOND STEP
13-16 Repeat meas 1-4
Romanian basic hora: Moving like a V diag fwd and diag back. Hands in V position.
1 Step R diag fwd (ct 1), step L (ct 2).
2 Step R (ct 1), tch L next to R (ct 2)
3 Step L diag back (ct 1), step R (ct 2)
Step L (ct 1), tch R next to L (ct 2)
Sides and 8-step grapevine: (Solo dancing: Arms in T formation)
1 Face ctr. Step R to rt (ct 1), L behind R (ct 2)
2 R to rt (ct 1), stamp L (ct 2)
3 Step L to lft (ct 1), R behind L (ct 2)
4 L to lft (ct 1), lift R (ct 2)
5-6 R over L (ct 1), L to side (ct 2), R behind L (ct 1), L to side (ct 2)
7-8 R over L (ct 1), L to side (ct 2), R behind L (ct 1), L to side (ct 2)
9-16: Repeat meas 1-8
Calusari step: (Solo dancing: Hands on hips)
1 Hop on R, lift L (ct 1), step R (ct &), step on 2 (ct 2)
2 Repeat meas 1
3 Cross R over L (ct 1), step on L in place (ct 2)
4 Step R next to L (ct 1), step on L in place (ct 2)
5-6 Repeat meas 1-2
Hop and run in place 7 steps.
7-8: Hop on L (ct 1), step on R (ct &), L (ct 2), R (ct &)
L (ct 1), R (ct &), L (ct 2), R (ct &)
9-12: Repeat meas 1-4
13-14: Repeat meas 1-2
15-16: Repeat meas. 7-8
ORDER OF STEPS
Slow First Part: Order as written above
Second Part: First Step: 4x, Second Step: 2x, Third Step: 1x
First step: 4x, Second Step 2x, Third Step 1x
Speeds up: First step: 4x, Second Step 2x, Third Step 1x
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