Dancing toward Shavuot
Dance: Roni Bat Tzion
Music by David and Lisa Loden
Choreography: Helen Weiner Wilson
Words: from Zephaniah 3:14-16
Song available on recording: Jerusalem Arise by Paul Wilbur
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Dance Specifications:4/4 time
chorus: 8 measures, sometimes repeated
each verse: 8 measures
Each line of words represents one musical measure.
Boldface syllable represents downbeat of measure. ` indicates downbeat precedes first syllable of first word.
RF and LF refer to right and left feet respectively; R and L generally refer to the direction of movement.
Coupé as used on this sheet is 2 beats: cross leading foot in front of other foot; then other foot steps back in place.
(chorus) (Holding hands, facing & moving left [cw] until turn/coupé sequence;
drop hands for turn/coupe sequences)
Ro-ni ro-ni R-hop, L-hop
` bat Tzion (RF leading) Run 4 steps
` Ha-ri-u R-hop, L-hop
` Yis-ra-el (RF leading) Run 2 steps, do 1/2 Tcherkessia (RF forward LF back)
Sim-chi b’al-zi (A) (RF leading) 3-pt turn to R (end facing center),
LF steps across in front of RF (Left arm crosses in front of body as LF crosses)
` b’kol lev (B) RF steps back in place behind LF, LF steps to side, RF leads coupé to L.
(Right arm crosses in front of body as RF crosses in coupé)
` bat Ye-ru-sha lay- Repeat (A)
im Repeat (B)
(verse) (facing center, not holding hands)
` He-sir ha- Brush RF forward; hop on LF; RF step back; LF step back next to RF
Shem mish-pa-tay-ich (moving forward into center) R-hop, L-hop
` pi-nah oy- R-Yem.-hop
(Use first step of Yem. to start getting back out from the center of the circle)
vech L Yem.-hop
(Use first step of Yem. to finish getting back out from the center of the circle)
` Me-lech Yis-ra-el (C): Leap from LF to RF; (Left arm “leaps” from L to R as you leap)
LF step across in front of RF;
RF step to side; slide LF next to RF (keeping weight on RF)
` A-do-nai (D): LF step to side (clap as you step); RF slide next to LF
(transferring weight onto RF);
LF step to side (clap as you step); RF slide next to LF (keeping weight on LF)
` b’kir-bech Repeat (C)
`al-tir-ai Repeat (D)