The Society of Folk Dance Historians (SFDH)
Adiós a Chiapas
Information: A dance.
Translation: Farewell to Chiapas
Pronunciation: ah-dhe-OS ah chee_AH_pahs
Source: This dance of Chiapas, Mexico, was presented by Felipa (Feli) Sánchez P. at the 1991 Festival Folklórico Internacional.
|1-4||Three waltz steps in turn to the R and caravana L foot behind, arms wide.|
|5-8||Three waltz steps in turn to the L and caravana R foot behind, arms wide.|
|9-12||Four times feet lightly seperated and making sway R, L, R, L.|
|13-20||L foot raised in front and R arm raised in front (alternating R and L) 10 times, to turn in a circle (each person with waltz step 6 times and 7 and 8 turn.)|
|21-24||Three times waltz step dancing to L and 1, 2, 3 fast turn on the toes and time 4 caravana.|
|1-2||Two waltz steps starting always with R foot in front, arms wide, leaving R foot in front close the arms in front and open.|
|3-8||Repeat action of bars 1-2, 4 times in all.|
|9-16||Dance to the R with 6 waltz steps forming large circle each person, -- turn to the R rapidly 1, 2, 3, 4 on the toes and caravana.|
|4.||Grapevine in the large circle.|
|1-4||Open R foot to the side, pass L behind, open R to the side, pass L in front|
|5-16||Repeat action of bars 1-4, 4 times in all.|
|17-24||Dance forming circle to the R each person 6 times and fast turn on the toes of the feet and caravana.|
|1-24||L foot raised in front, with R arm high and in front alternating with L 10 times, to turn to the R forming circle 3 times and time 4 caravana: turn to the L with 3 waltz steps and time 4 caravana, turn to the R with 3 waltz steps, fast turn 1, 2, 3, 4 and caravana.|
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