Sasha

Formation:Partners face each other scattered about
Music: : “Sasha” (a download is available from New England Dance Masters). This dance has 72 counts and the music is mostly at 110 beats per minute with a speed up at the end.

Download RTF file: Sasha

Prompts:
Intro or
65-72   – – – -; – – – Point;
    1-8   – – – Count; – Clap Right three;
  9-16   – Left, – Both; – Knees, Repeat Claps;
17-24   – – – -; – – Right Elbow;
25-32   – – – -; – – Other Elbow;

33-40   – – – -; – – – Thanks;
41-48   – – – -; – – Solo Promenade;
49-56   – – – -; – – -;
57-64   – – – -; – Find New Partner;
65-72   – – – -; – – (Point);

Description:
A Section (1-8):
    1-8   Point at your partner while saying “Sasha!, Sasha!, Ras Dva Tre! (rahaz (1), Sdva (2), Trrrree (3)”

B Section (9-24):
  9-16   Clap hands with your partner as follows:
        — Right, right, right (on your partner’s hand)
        — Left, left, left (on your partner’s hand)
        — Both, both, both (your partner’s hands)
        — Knees, knees, knees (pat your own knees).
17-24   Repeat the claps one more.

C Section (25-40):
25-32   Elbow turn with right elbows for 7 counts then raise left hand up and shout “hey!”
33-40   Elbow turn with left elbows for 7 counts then raise right hand up and shout “hey!” (Some sing while turning: “La, la, la, -, la, la, la, la, la, -, hey”)

D Section (41-72):
41-48   Bow and thank this partner, say “Dasvadanya” (goodbye) and wave.
49-64   Walk alone around the room greeting people as you pass them.
65-72   As the promenade music ends, face the nearest person to start the dance again. If there is no one nearby run to the center to see if there is someone else there.

Choreography by: Russion folk dance
Source: Sasha is a Russian Dance. The name Sasha is a nickname for Alexander or Alexandra. Ras Dva Tri means one, two, three.
Usage: This dance is best with the original music. Recommended for grade 3 and up.

This page from http://dances.callerlab.org (CALLERLAB Dance Resource).


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