The Society of Folk Dance Historians (SFDH)
Information: A dance.
Translation: The little belt dance.
Alternate spelling: Brîulețul.
Source: Melissa learned this dance in Australia some years ago and we thank her for sharing it with us.
Formation: Lines, hands joined and down. No introduction.
|1.||Forward and back.|
|1||Run forward 3 steps onto: R ft, L ft, R ft (cts 1,2,3), hop on R ft, kicking L ft forward, back in front of R shin, and forward (a "butterfly kick") (ct 4).|
|2||Repeat action of bar 1 with opposite footwork, running backwards.|
|3-6||Repeat action of bars 1-2, 3 times in all.|
|7-8||Repeat action of cts 3-4 of bar 1, 4 times in all, using opposite footwork each time (cts 1-2,3-4,1-2,3-4).|
|2.||3, 3, 1, 1, 3, 3, 3, 1, 1, 3.|
|1||Hop on L ft and touch R toe in front of L ft while pointing R heel to L (ct 1), hop on L ft and touch R toe diagonally forward to R with R heel pointed somewhat to R (ct 2), hop on L ft and touch R toe in front of L ft while pointing R heel to L (ct 3), leap in place onto R ft, kicking L ft up in back slightly (ct 4).|
|2||Repeat action of bar 1 with opposite footwork.|
|3||Hop on L ft and touch R toe forward (ct 1), leap in place onto R ft, kicking L ft up in back slightly (ct 2), hop on R ft and touch L toe forward (ct 3), leap in place onto L ft, kicking R ft up in back slightly (ct 4).|
|4||Repeat action of bar 1.|
|5-8||Repeat action of bars 1-4 with opposite footwork.|
|1-32||Repeat dance from the beginning, 9 1/2 times in all, substituting the following ending into the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th repetitions (whenever you hear the violinist during the 3's).|
|Flashy hesitation ending.|
|7||Repeat action of ending, except: jump in place onto both feet "pigeon-toed" (ct 4).|
|8||Straighten legs and smash heels together as you jump in place onto both feet (ct 1), hold (cts 2,3), stamp in place onto L ft, kicking R ft up in back slightly (ct 4).|
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