Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Here are the dances I'll be teaching in the next month:
  • Tesko Velesko: this beautiful Macedonian dance in 12/16 rhythm (SQQSQ) is danced to a song about unrequited love entitled Tri Godini Stana.
  • Thracian Racenica: the Thracian version of the racenica, in 7/8 rhythm (QQS), is generally slower and danced with a lower, heavier styling than the Sop version more commonly danced at Bay Area parties.
  • Tik: this lively and popular Pontian Greek dance can be done in a variety of rhythms, but most commonly 7/8 (QQS).
  • Laz Bar: This is an Armenian fisherman's dance from the Black Sea region, also in 7/8 rhythm; I'll be teaching a lovely, basic village version.
 We'll also be brushing up on all of our Greek dances in preparation for our upcoming dance get-together at Papa's Taverna (5688 Lakeville, Petaluma) on Sunday, March 20 at 4 p.m.