A Greek Beratis that I learned from Kyriakos Moisidis in 2009.


The music has a slow sequence of eight beats but the fifth one is usually left as a rest, so it sounds like four beats, pause, three beats. The melody normally extends over two sets of eight beats, as does the dance sequence.


Start in a line, arms in a W hold, facing centre.

Lift the right foot in front twice, then step to the side with the right. Step across in front with the left while turning to face right, then touch close with the right.
Take three steps forward, starting with the right.
Lift the left foot in front twice, then take two steps backwards starting with the left. Lift the left foot in front.
Step back with left foot, then turn to face centre and step to the side with the right, then step forward with the left.

The dance sequence matches the musical phrase - let the first phrase play through as an introduction.


Beratis from a workshop CD produced by Kyriakos Moisidis.

Dance description by Andy Bettis - August 2009