A Greek dance that I learned from Kyriakos Moisidis in 2009.
The music is in 7/8, split 4-3 (or 2-2-3 in the variation).
Start off in a line, with arms in a W hold.
Step to the side with the right, then cross the left behind. While doing these two steps
lower the arms into a V hold.
Step to the side with the right, then lift the left close to the right. While doing these two steps bring the arms back up into a W hold.
Step forward and slightly to the right with the left foot, then give a lift (or a very small kick) with the right.
When the music is instrumental (no singing) there's a change to the steps.
There's a very small hop at the start before the first two steps, this is actually on the very last beat of the sequence so that it comes as a quick 'and' before the first step.
The second pair of steps (side-lift) is replaced with a quick side-close-side moving to the right.
The last pair of steps is replaced with a quick forward-close-forward moving diagonally forward to the right.
The change to and from the variation is done when the music changes, it can come in the middle of a sequence.
It's easiest to start the dance with the singing.
Bogdanos from a workshop CD produced by Kyriakos Moisidis.
Bogdanos from I Anatoliki Romulia Simera by Thumios Gogkidis.
Dance description by Andy Bettis - August 2009