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Craiúele de la Meri

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BACKGROUND

Information: A dance.

Translation: Marigold of Meri village

Pronunciation: crai-EUEH-leh deh lah MEHR-ee

Source: Theodor Vasilescu.

Region: Village of Meri, Oltenia, Romania.

Formation: Circle of dancers, hands joined low.

Description: Richard Duree


MEAS FIGURES

1.   Figure 1
1 Step-hop on R and L ft in LOD (cts 1&2&); step-close-step RLR (cts 3&4).
2 Run 7 steps bkwd in RLOD - LRLRLRL (cts 1&2&3&4).
3-8 Rpt Meas 1,2 three more times.
 
2.   Figure 2
1 Step-hop on R and L ft in LOD (cts 1&2&); touch R heel L fwd diag (ct 3); hop on L ft and lift R ft to R side low (cts &); close R ft sharply to L ft without weight (ct 4).
2-4 Rpt Meas 1 three more times.
 
3.   Figure 3
1 Run 4 steps bkwd RLOD - RLRL (cts1&2&); step-hop bkwd RLOD R and L ft, turning to face ctr (cts 3&4&).
2 Step L fwd diag on R ft (ct 1); step in place on L ft (ct &): step in place on R ft (ct 2); step R fwd diag on L ft (ct &); step in place on R ft (ct 3); step in place on L ft (ct &); close R ft sharply to L ft (ct 4).
3-4 Rpt Meas 1,2.
 
4.   Figure 4
1-2 Step R on R ft and stamp L ft in place (cts 1&); step L on L ft and stamp R ft in place (cts 2&); rpt step-stamp four more times (cts 3&4&5&6&); stamp R ft in place (ct 7); stamp R ft in place (ct 8).
3 Step-hop R and L bkwd from ctr (cts 1&2&); step-close-step RLR to R (cts 3&4); stamp L ft in place (c &).
4 Step side-close-side LRL to L (cts 1&2); stamp R ft in place (ct &); stamp R ft in place ft in place (ct 3); stamp in place (ct 4).

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