Dance of the Week
Hora: Gia Ta Matia Pou Agapo
(Music from Greece)
Choreographed by Jim Gold
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Hora: Gia Ta Matia Pou Agapo is the Dance of the Week.
Music is from Greece.
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HORA: GIA TA MATIA POU AGAPO. . . GREECE
Dance Meaning: Hora of the Look (Glance) that I Love
Pronunciation: Hora Ya Ta Matya Poo Agapo
Choreography: by Jim Gold in Greek folk dance style
Music: Rebetika: Songs of the Heart
Formation: Open circle, arms in W pos.
Jim Gold Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=349s5aeiJwo
Introduction: 4 measures
1 Grapevine: R (ct 1), L behind (ct 2), R (ct 3), L in front (ct 4)
2 Lifts: R (ct 1), Lift L (ct 2), Step on L(ct 3), lift R (ct 4)
3-8 Repeat meas 1-2 3x
Into ctr: 3 back pas de bas and stamps
1 Step fwd on R (ct 1), L behind R (ct &), step fwd on R (ct 2)
Step fwd on L (ct 3), R behind L (ct &), step fwd on L (ct 4)
2 Step fwd on R (ct 1), L behind R (ct &), step fwd on R (ct 2)
Step on L(ct 3), stamp on R next to L(ct 4)
Back out of ctr.
3 Step back on R (ct 1), lift L ( ct 2),
step back on L (ct 3), lift R (ct 4)
4 Walk back 4 steps: R (ct 1),L (ct 2),R (ct 3), L (ct 4)
5 Repeat meas 1
6 Step fwd on R (ct 1), L behind R (ct &), step fwd on R (ct 2)
Step on L (ct 3), stamp R next to L(ct 4), stamp R again (ct &).
7-8 Repeat meas. 3-4
9-16 Repeat meas 1-8
ORDER OF STEPS
1. First Step: 1x, Second Step: 1x
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