The Society of Folk Dance Historians (SFDH)
Translation: From the village of Graovo
Pronunciation: GRAH-ohf-sko hoh-ROH
Region: Shopluk, Bulgaria
Source: Taught by Ventsi Sotirov of Chicago in about 1998.
Music: Nišava: Folk Music from Northern and Eastern Europe. (NIS1212) Side 1, Band 2 "Graovsko."
Formation: Hands held down.
Steps and Style: Small sharp steps. Knees flexed somewhat.
Description: By Michael Kuharski and Marjorie Nugent.
|1||Turning to face RLOD, but moving LOD, hop on L (ct 1); step R (ct &); step L (ct 2).|
|2||Turning to face LOD, and moving LOD, step R (ct 1); step L (ct 2).|
|3||R-L "bloop-step" continuing in LOD (begins on "uh-" quarter-count of meas 2 (ct 1); Hop on L (ct 2).|
|4||Facing center, small step R sideward right (ct 1); Hop on R in place, lifting L in front of R (ct 2).|
|5||Hop on R (ct 1); Step L sideward left (ct &); Step R across in front of L (ct 2).|
|6||Hop on R (ct 1); Step L sideward left (ct &); Step R across behind L (ct 2).|
|7||Prancing step L in place (that is, lifting R knee high) (ct 1); Prancing step R in place (ct 2).|
|8||Prancing step L in place (ct 1); Step R, twisting back right ("wind-up count") (ct 2).|
|9||Step L in place, facing center, swinging straightening R leg around and forward (ct 1); Kick straight right leg high and front (ct 2).|
|10||Close R to L (ct 1); Step R in place (ct 2).|
|11||Hop on R in place (ct 1); Step L across in front of R (twist to right) (ct 2).|
|12||Hop on L in place (ct 1); Tight step R across in front of L (twist to left) (ct &); Tight step L across in front of R (twist to right) (ct 2).|
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