The Society of Folk Dance Historians (SFDH)
Moj Maro, Moj Marinë
The dance is Steve Kotansky's arrangement to fit this popular song.
Translation: A girl's name, Maro and Marinë
Pronunciation: moy MAHR-oh, moy MAHR-ee-neh
Other name: Moj Marinë, Moj Maro
Region: These are traditional dance steps and forms from the Kolonje region of Southern Albania.
Formation: Line or broken circle with a close hand and forearm hand hold.
Steps and Style: Generally, the forward steps move more to the right, while the backward steps move out from the centre, so that the circle moves to the right.
Moj Maro, Moj Marin has a swaying effect in keeping with the music, so that the whole line sways forward and back together when they're in sync.
Jeremy Hull, Winnipeg
|1||Walk R line of direction or diagonal to R (cts 1-3), L (counts 4-6).|
|2||Walk R towards centre (cts 1-2), L next to R (ct. 3), back R out from centre (cts. 4-6).|
|3||Step back L (cts 1-2), R next to L (ct. 3), L forward (cts. 4-6).|
|4||Step R to R side (cts. 1-3), step L behind R (cts. 4-6).|
|Repeat until music changes.|
|1||Walk R (cts 1-2), L next to R (ct. 3), R back (cts. 4-6).|
|2||L back (cts 1-2), R next to L (ct. 3), L back (cts. 4-6).|
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