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Don’t Let Me Fall Away

ZemerLevav

Choreographed by Julie Almanrode

Prelude/Interlude

1-4 CW RF Step together Step, LF Step together Step (Skipping steps)

Arms swing right, left

5-8 4ct Box step (Repeat 1x)

 

Verses

Facing Center

1-4 RF Step pause into center, LF Step pause into center (the step begins on an off-beat with NO WORDS)

5-8 R-L-R-L out of circle

 

1-8 Balance  R-L, (hands extend apart, waist high, palms up)

CW RF 3ct cross mayim L (hands cross at wrist and extend up & apart)

LF 3pt quick turn L (RH raised, draw small circle over head, LH on hip)

 

1-8 RF step together step, pivot facing CCW (other direction) LF step together step

CCW

1-4 Windmill on line to the right (arms up – either with fists or open palms)

4-12 4ct Box step

13-16 RF Step together Step, LF Step together Step (Skipping)

After the verses that end with the word ‘quickly’ go to Interlude

 

Chorus

1-4  Half box step

5-8 R-L-R-L step backwards

 

9-12 RF Skipping Step with RH stretching out; LF Skipping Step with LF stretching out

13-16  R-L-R-L step backwards

 

17-20 R yeminite on line (arms follow like a blooming and fading flower)

21-24 L yeminite on line

 

25-28 Half box

29-32  R-L-R-L step backwards

Skipping Step, R-L Filler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Ted Pearce

 Choreography:  Julie Almanrode

 

Prelude/Filler/Interlude

7-up Left, 7-up Right Holding Hands

 

Verse – Facing Center

1-4 Cherkessia with opening hands

5-8 Cross Mayim Left

9-12 Step together Step Forward

13-16 Step together Step Backward

17-20 Bowing Cherkessia

21-24 Yemenite with pivot into circle keeping arms in the air

25-32 Slow 2-count box

 

Chorus

1-4 Brush kick with a step behind

5-8 R Hop, L Hop with claps

9-12 Cross Mayim Left – arms level with body as if serving latkes

13-24 Cherk Left – R arm raised

Turn Right

17-20 Cherk Right – L arm raised

Turn Left

2 ct. Ski bunny R-L Arms raised, snap fingers (night)

1-4 Polka into circle RF-LF Arms raised

5-8 Polka out of circle RF-LF Arms raised

1-4 Cherkessia

5-8 3-up (Cross Mayim L)

 

Filler 7-up Right

Repeat Verse, Chorus

Fillers 3x

Repeat Verse, Chorus

 

Third Verse Ending – This last chorus begins about 2:30 into the song.

1-4 Polka into circle RF-LF

5-8 Polka out of circle RF-LF

1-4 Cherkessia Arms Raised

5-8 Cross Mayim Left

Repeat

 

Fun Ending!  ALL turns BEGIN with the pointed foot stepping back out to make the turn.  Turns are 2 -3 point with a pause to begin the next 7-up!  Have FUN!

7-up R

Turn R 1-4,  3-up R

7-up L

Turn L 1-4, 3-up L

7-up R

3-up L, Turn 5-8 L

7-up L

7-up R

3-up L , Turn 5-8 L

7-up L

7-up R

1-4 R Turn, 3-up R

7-up L

Ending – VERY SLOW

Balance

Slow Mayim with arms in front of you

Cherk L, Cherk R

Slow Turn to Finish

The song is longer than the dance and we stop the dance at the beginning of the long silence!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Am Echad

Words & Music by Ted Pearce and Michael Stepakoff

Verse 1

Hey, Yeshua is the Vine and Israel a sign for all to see

Every tribe and tongue is grafted by the Son into the olive tree

And if casting them away, He received the world instead

Then what is their return but life from the dead?

 

Chorus – Am Echad Adonai Echad, We are one people, One God! 2x

 

Verse 2

And in that day God will take away all their sins

They shall be saved and His servant David shall be their Prince

In tears they have sown but in joy shall they reap

He will lead them home as a shepherd leads his sheep

 

Verse 3

In the valley of dry bones, a holy wind is blowing making noise

The sound of a nation, a holy congregation with one voice

They are singing a new song unto their God Sh’ma Yisrael

Adonai Echad

Interlude

Verse 4

God is with us, in Him alone we trust for our peace

His love is forever and His mercy never will cease

He will set His resting place in our midst

Extending His love and grace to all who are His.

Choreography – Dawnita Carlson (Christen Bottoms)

PRELUDE

CW

1-8 Polka R, Polka L, Polka R, Polka L (Hands – one hand on hip, other hand out)

9-12 Mayim (last step turn to CW)

Repeat CCW

1-8 Polka R, Polka L, Polka R, Polka L

9-12 Mayim (last step turn to inside circle)

1-2 Balance

VERSE 1

CW

1-4 Cross Mayim L

5-6 Quick Turn

7-8 Bowing Cherk

9-12 – 3-point turn R, turn LF CW

13-16 Polka R, Polka L (Arms swinging R-L-R-L)

17-20 RF Cherkessia

21-24  Windmill (on the line – arms up like strong man)

25-28 Cross Mayim L

29-32 Polka R, Polka A (Arms swinging R-L-R-L)

33-36 Box (Hands making box high)

37-40 Cherkessia

 

CHORUS

1-8 – Backwards Hoping Mayim (Arms in the Air)

9-16 RF Hop In, LF Hop out (Clap hands together)

Repeat 1-8 Backwards Hopping Mayim (Arms in the Air)

9-16 RF Hop In, LF Hop out (Clap hands together)

17-24 RF Hop In, LF Walk out (Clap hands together)

IMMEDIATELY TURN L – CW begin

1-8 Polka R, Polka L, Polka R, Polka L  CW

(Step with RF into cross mayim)

 

VERSE 2

2nd verse – REPEAT as Above except

13-16 Last RF Hop In, LF HOP OUT (Clap hands together)

Turn L – CW and begin filler Polka

1-8 R, Polka L, Polka R, Polka L

 

CHORUS

 

VERSE 3 Repeat steps for Verse 2

 

CHORUS

17-24 RF Hop In, LF Walk out (Clap hands together)

IMMEDIATELY TURN L – CW begin INTERLUDE

 

INTERLUDE

CW

1-8 Polka R, Polka L, Polka R, Polka L (Hands – one hand on hip, other hand out)

9-12 Mayim (last step turn to CW)

Repeat CCW

1-8 Polka R, Polka L, Polka R, Polka L

9-12 Mayim (last step turn to inside circle)

REPEAT

 

CHORUS

1-8 – Backwards Hoping Mayim (Arms in the Air)

9-16 RF Hop In, LF Hop out (Clap hands together)

Repeat 1-8 Backwards Hopping Mayim (Arms in the Air)

9-16 RF Hop In, LF Hop out (Clap hands together)

ONLY ONE HOP IN HOP OUT
(Step with RF into cross mayim for the verse immediately)

 

VERSE 4

 

Final CHORUS with Ending

1-8 – Backwards Hoping Mayim (Arms in the Air)

9-16 RF Hop In, LF Hop out (Clap hands together)

Repeat 1-8 Backwards Hopping Mayim (Arms in the Air)

9-16 RF Hop In, LF Hop out (Clap hands together)

17-24 RF Hop In, LF Walk out (Clap hands together)

 

Turn 1/2 Turn Right facing CCW

1-8 RF Hop FW, LF Hop BW (Clap hands together)

1-8 Turn 1/2 turn facing outside

RF Hop OUT, LF Hop BACK (Clap hands together)

1-8 turn 1/2 turn Right facing CW

RF Hop In, LF Hop out (Clap hands together)

 

1-8 – Backwards Hoping Mayim (Arms in the Air)

9-12 RF Hop In, LF Hop out (Clap hands together)

13-16 RF Hop In (Clap hands together, slowly raise RH back up pointing 1)

 

Out of Egypt

Carolyn Hyde

And there she will sing as in the days of her youth

As in the days she came out of Egypt

So will I draw her, I will lead her into the dessert

I will speak to her gently, I will open a door of hope

I will betroth you, And act out of compassion

I will always be faithful and you will acknowledge the Lord

Choreographer: Dawnita Carlson

Prelude (holding elbow to elbow)

4cts Face center: RF Polka R, LF Polka L

2cts Face center: RF crosses LF, LF touches toes pointing L

2cts Face center: LF crosses RF, RF touches toes pointing R

2cts Face center: RF crosses LF, LF touches toes pointing L

2cts Face center: LF crosses RF, RF touches toes pointing R

8cts CW: RF crosses LF, LF steps L & pivot to face center, Repeat 3x

8cts CCW: LF crosses RF, RF steps R & pivot to face center, Repeat 3x

2cts Face center: RF crosses LF, LF touches toes pointing L

2cts Face center: LF crosses RF, RF touches toes pointing R

2cts Face center: RF crosses LF, LF touches toes pointing L

2cts Face center: LF crosses RF, RF touches toes pointing R

Part I Chorus

1 ct Face center: Leap R & tap LF heel pointing L (hands palm up waist high L)

1 ct Face center: Bring both feet together (hands on hips)

1 ct Face center: Leap L & tap RF heel pointing R (hands palm up waist high R)

1 ct Face center: Bring both bet together (hands on hips)

4 cts Face center – travel ccw: Tap RF heel R, jump & cross LF over RF & repeat

(hands on hips)

1 ct Face center: Leap R & tap LF heel pointing L (hands palm up waist high L)

1 ct Face center: Bring both feet together (hands on hips)

1 ct Face center: Leap L & tap RF heel pointing R (hands palm up waist high R)

1 ct Face center: Bring both bet together (hands on hips)

4 cts Tap RF heel pointing R & pivot RF ¼ turn to face center, drag LF next to RF

(hands extend raised & cross at wrist) & repeat

Part II Verse

2 cts CCW: RF steps forward & pause (RH palm up waist high, LH on hip)

2 cts LF steps forward & pause (LH palm up waist high, RH on hip)

4 cts RF cherkessia (hands extend apart, waist high, circle forward & draw into chest)

4 cts RF step together step forward & pivot ½ turn R to face CCW (hands raise forward)

4 cts LF step together step backward (hands lower)

2 cts CW: RF steps forward & pause (RH palm up waist high, LH on hip)

2 cts LF steps forward & pause (LH palm up waist high, RH on hip)

4 cts RF cherkessia (hands extend apart, waist high, circle forward & draw into chest)

4 cts RF step together step forward & pivot ½ turn R to face CCW (hands raise forward)

4 cts LF step together step backward (hands lower)

Filler Interlude

4cts Face center: RF Polka R, LF Polka L

4cts Face center: RF Polka R, LF Polka L

Repeat Chorus 2x

Repeat Verse 1x each direction

Repeat Prelude 1 direction only (minus polkas)

Repeat Chorus 1x

Part III 1st Long Interlude – Windshield Wipers – ie:

8 cts Face center: hop in place on LF & tap RF heel pointing R (hands extend apart)

Hop in place on LF & tap RF toes in front of LF (hands clap raised), repeat 3x

8 cts Face center: hop in place on RF & tap LF heel pointing L (hands extend apart)

Hop in place on RF & tap LF toes in front of RF (hands clap raised), repeat 3x

Repeat Chorus 1x

Repeat Prelude 1x

Part IV 2nd Long Interlude – Polk Box – ie:

8 cts Face center: RF polka forward (RF raised), LF crosses RF & polka (LH crosses RH)

RF steps back & polka (hands raised apart), LF steps L & polka (hands raised)

4 cts RF polka turn R (hands on hips)

4cts Face center: RF polka R, LF polka L (hands on hip)

Repeat Chorus 1x

Part V 3rd Long Interlude – Tap & Pivot – ie:

2 cts Face center: RF taps 2x & pivot ¼ turn R (hands on hips)

4 cts Face CCW:  RF cherkessia,

2 cts Face CCW: RF taps 2x & pivot ¼ turn R

4 cts Face out: RF cherkessia

2 cts Face out: RF taps 2x & pivot ¼ turn R

4 cts Face CCW: RF cherkessia

2 cts Face CCW: RF taps 2x & pivot ¼ turn R

4 cts Face center: RF cherkessia

Repeat Chorus 1x

Repeat part V – Tap & Pivot

Repeat Prelude 1 direction

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