SAYAW: Filipino Dances
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ANUNCIO

	This is a wedding dance popular in the provinces of  
Mindoro and Marinduque. It is usually danced during a marriage 
celebration although it may be performed in any social gathering.
A young man start dancing, looking for a partner who is seated 
somewhere in the place where the social gathering is being held. 
(if it is a wedding party it is danced by the bride and groom). 
He makes known his intention by means of "hapay" an act in which 
he flourishes his handkerchief before the lady with whom he wishes 
to dance. To tease the dancers, the onlookers may sing the following 
words of the song, adding more fun and gaiety to the dance.

	Music C
		Anong pagkarikit, anong pagkaganda
		Anong pagkarikit, lagay ninyong dalawa
		Isang "eme a ma"isang "eme o mo"
		Ang kahulugan nito'y, pakasal na tayo

	Note: The above words may be sung as many times as desired while 
the partners are dancing. There are also other words sung for this dance 
but the version given above is the most popular.
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	COSTUME: Girl wears an old style costume or any native costume 
		 which is appropriate for a wedding dress, the boy wears 
		 "barong tagalog" and black trousers.

	MUSIC is divided into four parts: A, B, C, and D.

	COUNT one, two, three to a measure.

	FORMATION. The girl is seated. The boy stands on one side, 
	 	   facing the girl.
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I
Music A.

		Boy - executes 8 sway balance steps with a point, R and 
	L alternately. Arms in fourth position, R and L arms high 
	alternately...............................................16 M
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II
Music B. Play three times.

	(a) Boy - Takes two big waltz steps forward (R,L) toward the girl, 
	    arms hanging loosely at the sides......................2 M

	(b) Boy - Takes a handkerchief from his pocket and flourishes it 
	    at the girl (with a bow). This is known as "hapay".....1 M

	(c) Girl - Shakes her head refusing the invitation.........1 M

	(d) Boy - Starting with R foot, turns right about and executes 
	    four small waltz steps forward to starting place. Replaces 
	    handkerchief. Finishes facing the girl.................4 M

	(e) Repeat all (a, b, c, d). This time the boy show signs of disgust 
	    because the girl refused him for the second time.......8 M

	(f) Repeat (a) and (b).....................................3 M

		Repeat (c). This time the girl nods her head showing 
	acceptance of invitation...................................1 M

	(g) Boy takes the girl's right hand with his right hand and leads 
	    her to the middle of the room or stage. Both execute four 
	    waltz steps. The girl stands at partner's right side at the end 
	    of the fourth waltz step...............................4 M
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Music C.

	(a) Boy gives one end of his handkerchief (triangular fold) to the 
	    girl. They hold it with their right hands. The left hand of the 
	    boy is placed on his waist. The girl's hand holds her skirt. 
	    Execute fourteen waltz steps, alternately forward right and 
	    backward left, moving ahead little by little. They look at each 
	    other.................................................14 M  

	(b) With tow big waltz steps backward (R,L), separate about six 
	    feet. Boy puts the handkerchief on his pocket..........2 M
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Music D.

	Partners face each other.
	(a) Execute three sway balance steps with a point, with R and L 
	    alternately. Right arm in reverse "T" position and left bent 
 	    in front at shoulder-level when doing the sway balance to the 
	    right. Reverse the arm positions when going to the left.6 M

	(b) Partners takes two waltz steps forward to exchange places, 
	    passing by each other's right shoulders. Arms in lateral 
	    position at shoulder level moving sideward right and left.2 M

	(c) Repeat all (a,b) finishing in proper places............8 M
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Music C.
	
	(a) Jump in place with the R foot across the L in front (ct. 1), 
	    step R foot sideward right (ct. 2), step L across the R in 
	    front (ct. 3). Step R foot obliquely backward (ct. 4), point 
	    L foot in front (cts 5, 6). Cross hands down in front with 
	    right over left and body slightly forward in "sarok" on count 
	    1, and arms in fourth position R arm high on counts 5-6. Trunk 
	    erect when arms are in fourth position..................2 M

	(b) Repeat (a) with the L foot across the R in front. Reverse the 
	    arms positions.........................................2 M

	(c) Repeat all (a, b) three times more....................12 M

	Note: See to it that the jump puts the dancers back into its proper 
places.
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Music D.

	(a) Starting with R foot, partners takes three steps forward 
	    (cts. 1, 2, 3). Step L close to R foot (cts. 4, 5, 6). Girl 
	    holding skirt, Boy's hand on waist....................2 M 

	(b) Point R foot in intermediate in front (cts. 1, 2), point R 
	    close to L foot (ct. 3). Arms in fourth position, L arm 
	    high..................................................1 M

	(c) Repeat (b) (cts. 1, 2), step R close to L (ct. 3).....1 M

	(d) Starting with L foot, take three steps sideward left (cts. 1, 
	    2, 3). Step R close to L foot (cts. 1, 2, 3). Hands as in 
	    (a)...................................................2 M

	(e) Repeat (b and c) with the L foot. Reverse arm positions.2 M

	(f) Repeat (d) going sideward right, starting with the R foot.2 M

	(g) Repeat (b and c)......................................2 M

	(h) Repeat (d and c)......................................4 M
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Music C.

	(a) Partners holds as in ordinary ballroom dance position. Waltz 
	    around...............................................14 M

	(b) With two waltz step backward, separate about six feet.2 M
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Music D.

	(a) Girl - claps hands in this manner. Claps on count 1, silent 
	    on count 2, claps on count 3. Does this for six measures. 
	    Looks at partner. 
	    Boy - executes three sway balance steps with a point, R and 
	    L alternately. Arms in fourth position, R and L arm high 
	    alternately...........................................6 M

	(b) Partners execute a waltz turn right going to partner's place. 
	    The boy starts with the L foot and the girl with the R. Finish 
	    facing each other.................................... 2 M

	(c) Repeat (a)............................................6 M

	(d) With two waltz steps, meet at center and hold as in ordinary 
	    ballroom dance position. Boy and girl start with the same foot 
	    as in (b).............................................2 M
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Music C.

	Repeat figure VII........................................16 M
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Music D.
	
	Repeat figure VIII, this time the girl dancing and the boy clapping 
	hands.....................................................16M
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Music C.
	
	(a) Repeat figure VII....................................14 M

	(b) Join the right hands. Girl turns counter clockwise under the 
	    arch of arm, then both bow to the audience............2 M
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