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Byelolitsa Krugolitsa

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Information: A dance.

Translation: White Face, Round Face

Pronunciation: BYEH-low-lee-tsah KROOG-low-lee-tsah

Region: Russia

Document: Folk Dance Problem Solver (1998), Society of Folk Dance Historians (SFDH), San Antonio, TX. Byelolitsa Kruglolitsa. See the Folk Dance Problem Solver 1997 for a full, but somewhat incorrect, history and description of this dance.


Most recordings have lost the first, introductory chord, so we won't worry about it.

Face center and step-behind 32 CCW.
Face and walk 4 doubles CCW: swing joined hands up to R shoulders.

Oboe starts here.

Walk 4 doubles CCW: L palm to L shoulder in front of you and R fist to R hip.
Walk 8 doubles CCW.

Women begin to sing here.


The Repeated Section:

Walk 32 doubles CCW: swing R hand (and face) over and back, twice. Rejoin hands: R forward.
Walk 8 doubles CCW: raise joined hands to R shoulders. Walk 8 more doubles CCW.
Walk 8 doubles CCW: lower joined hands. Walk 8 more doubles CCW.

To center, half turn, and whole turn.

Face and walk 4 doubles to center: raise hands.
Cross-step 4, turning half L: lower joined hands.
Cross-step 8 CCW.
Cross-step 8, turning once R: raise and lower joined hands.
Cross-step 8 CCW. Re-join hands facing out.


Men begin to sing here.

Cross-step 4 CCW: hands up.
Cross-step 4, turning half L: lower crossed hands.[1] Step-behind 8 CCW.
Step-behind 4 CCW: raise hands.
Step-behind 4, turning half R: lower arms.[1]
Cross-step 4 CCW.
Face and walk 4 doubles CCW: L palm to L shoulder in front of you and R fist to R hip.


Dance The Repeated Section here.


Instrumental music begins here.

Cross-step 4 CCW: raise hands.
Cross-step 4, turning half L: lower joined, crossed arms.[1]
Step-behind 6 CCW. Rejoin hands at sides, step-close to R, and bow.

[1] Some groups dance bars 1-4 of figures 5 and 9 and bars 9-12 of figure 5 in place.


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