A dance from the district of Šumadija in central Serbia, related to the U Šest type of kolo. I learned this dance from Anne-Lise Kryger in 2010. It came into the network from Yves Moreau who learned it from Dennis Boxell.
The music has an even, 4/4 rhythm apart from the two slow steps at the very start of the sequence.
Start in a line, facing right, in a V hold.
Step forward with the right, then bounce on both feet. Repeat with the left.
Take three quick steps forward, staring with the right, followed by a pause. Do this again, starting with the left, then again, starting with the right.
Turn to face left and repeat the sequence, but this time turn to face right after the first set of three quick steps, then turn to face left after the second set of three quick steps.
Turn to face centre. Jump to the side with the right, then cross in front with the left.
Do this three times, then do a quick 1-2-3 on the spot, starting with the right.
Repeat this to the left with opposite feet.
Do the second part twice
Step in front (and slightly across) with the right, then replace the left. Repeat this stepping behind, then stepping in front again. Do a quick 1-2-3 in place starting with the right. Repeat this starting with the left.
Do the third part twice.
Jump to the side with the right, then cross in front with the left. Do this twice.
Turn to face left and take two leaping steps backwards, starting with the right, then do a quick 1-2-3 in place, starting with the right.
Repeat all of this to the left.
Do the fourth part twice.
From a workshop CD produced by Yves Moreau.
There is no introduction, the dance starts with the music.
Dance description by Andy Bettis 3/2010