As The Deer

Adapted from a traditional Israeli dance

Part I

8 counts: Face center: Bal. RF (2cts), bal. LF (2cts), RF points forward (2cts),

RF points to R (2cts), RF cherk L,

8 counts: CCW: RF open mayim R, L cherk R,

Part II

4 counts: Face center: Bal. RF & pause (2cts), bal. LF & pause (2cts),

4 counts: RF steps R, pivot 1 turn R over R shoulder to face outside,

LF steps L, RF bal. R & pause (2cts),

4 counts: Face outside: Bal. LF & pause (2cts), bal. RF & pause (2cts),

4 counts: LF steps L, pivot 1 turn L over L shoulder to face center,

RF steps R, LF bal. L & pause (2),

Psalm 42:1, by Martin Nystrom

As the deer panteth for the water

So my soul longeth after Thee,

You alone are my heart’s desire

And I long to worship Thee,

You alone are my strength, my shield,

To you alone may my spirit yield,

You alone are my heart’s desire

And I long to worship Thee.

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