Dance of the Week
Choreographed by Jim Gold
Dear Dancers and Travelers,
Welcome to our folk dance family!
Lule is the Dance of the Week.
Music is from Albania.
Click on the links below.
See A Treasury of International Folk Dances
Written instructions: p 114
(or see “Read More” below.)
Here’s an extra story and song by Jim Gold.
Dance Meaning: Flower. From song HODHA NJE LULE NË FERRË Have thrown a flower to the bushes
Pronunciation: Hodha nyë loole në ferrë (ë pronounced like schwa or e in “the”
Hodha, hedh, hidhem- have thrown, throw, I jump down! Një lule- a flower! Në ferrë- into the bush!
Choreography: by Jim Gold in Albanian folk style
Music: Irini Qirjako: Hodha nje lulë në Ferrë
Formation: Open circle, arms up, W position, Style: subtle bouncy
Jim Gold YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6VsOYXNVAM
Introduction: 8 meas. Or start on meas 5 with THIRD STEP(1x)
FIRST STEP (PART I)
Seven Pogonishte steps, and lift
Facing fwd: seven pogonishte steps: (If done alone, solo: Arms straight, a la shoulder hold)
1 Step R to rt(ct 1-2), step L behind R(ct 3), step R to rt(ct 4)
2 Cross L over R(ct 1-2), step R next to L(ct 3), L to lft(ct 4)
3-6 Repeat meas 1-2 2x
7 Step R to rt(ct 1-2), step L behind R(ct 3), step R to rt(ct 4)
8 Step fwd on L(ct 1-2), lift R and hold(ct 3.4)
SECOND STEP (PART II)
Touches, Albanite right, Albanite left (If done alone, solo, arms down to V positions)
1 Tch R fwd(ct 1-2), tch R diag rt(ct 3-4),
2 Step back on R(ct 1), step L next to R(ct 2),
step fwd on R next to L(ct 3-4)
3 Tch L fwd(ct 1-2), tch L diag lft(ct 3-4),
4 Step back on L(ct 1), step R next to L(ct 2),
step fwd on L next to R(ct 3), push-point R to diag rt(ct 4)
THIRD STEP (PART III)
Move CW, facing front
1 Cross R over L(ct 1-2), step L to lft(ct 3), cross R over L(ct 4)
2 Step L to lft(ct 1-2), cross R in front of L(ct 3-4)
3 Repeat meas 2
Albanite left (Yemenite left)
4 Step on L(ct 1), step R next to L(ct 2), cross L over R(ct 3-4)
ORDER OF STEPS:
1. First Step: 1x, Second Step: 1x, Third Step: 1x
Repeat Order of Steps 6 or 7 times