Dance of the Week
(Music from Russia)
Choreographed by Jim Gold
Dear Dancers and Travelers,
Welcome to our folk dance family!
Oy, Baboushka is the Dance of the Week.
Music is from Russia.
Click on the links below.
See A Treasury of International Folk Dances
Written instructions: p 142
(or see “Read More” below.)
Oy, Baboushka danced by Jim Gold
For written instructions click on “Read More”
OY, BABOUSHKA. . .RUSSIA
Dance Meaning: Oh, Grandma!
Pronunciation: Oye, BA-booshka
Choreography: By Jim Gold using traditional steps from Russia.
Music: the Mayan
Formation: Open circle
Jim Gold YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnwVQtr6JuA
Introduction: 8 measures
1 Moving CCW: Step on R (ct 1), scuff L (ct &)
Step on L (ct 2), scuff R (ct &)
2 Two-step: R (ct 1), L (ct &), R (ct 2)
Scuff L ( ct &)
3-4 Repeat meas 1-2 opp ft
5 Facing ctr: Step R to the right side (ct 1)
Step on L behind R (ct &)
Step slightly to right on R (ct 2),
Tap L heel next to R (ct &)
6 Repeat meas 5 opp ft
7 Into ctr: Repeat meas. 1
8 Run 4 small step forward on R (ct 1), L (ct &)
R (ct 2), L (ct &)
1 Step on R (ct 1)
Tap L heel to side of R, no weight (ct &)
Lift L (ct 2)
Tap L heel in place (ct &)
2 Repeat meas. 1 opp ft
3-4 Repeat meas. 1-2
5 Reel back: lift R, hook it behind L (ct 1)
Step on R (ct &)
Lift L, hook it behind R (ct 2)
Step on L (ct &)
6 Repeat meas. 5
7 Repeat meas. 1
8 In place, light stamps: L (ct 1), R (ct &), L (ct 2)
Note: Oy, Baboushka is same choreography as Jest Vino only
Oy, Baboushka is faster.