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Raïkos

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Information: A dance.

A popular line dance from the Edessa-Yiannitsa region of Central Macedonia, Raïkos (a man's name) is also found in parts of the Florina district of western Macedonia. The dance is basically a Sta Tria type, modified with hops to fit the tempo and 7/8 meter.

Translation: Raiko, a man's name

Pronunciation: RAI-kohs

Source: Joe Graziosi, Stockton Folk Dance Camp 1989.

Region: Macedonia, Greece

Meter: 7/8

Rhythm: 3+2+2

Formation: Mixed line; semi-circle; open arm hold W


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