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AREUANA

		This version of "Areuana" form Negros Occidental, 
is lively and interesting like the other "Areuana" found in Janiuay, 
Iloilo. 
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	COSTUME: Any Visayan costume.

	MUSIC is divided into two parts: A and B.

	COUNT: One, two or one, and, two, and to measure. 

	FORMATION: Any number of couples in lines about four feet 
	 	   apart, with the Girl on the right side of Boy 
	           when facing the audience.
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				INTRODUCTION

Music Introduction.

	Partners face each other.
	(a) Patterns take two steps forward to meet at center (R, L), 
	    (cts. 1, 2) and move two steps (R, L) backward, away from 
	    each other (cts. 1, 2). Arms at the sides swinging 
	    naturally in time with the music..................2 M

	(b) Stamp R foot sideward putting weight on it (cts. 1, 2), 
	    cross L foot in front of R and turn to right at the time 
	    salok the L hand across the body, R arm in fifth position 
	    (cts. 1, 2). Finish facing each other.............2 M

	(c) Partners bow to each other, arms n second position (ct. 1) 
	    trunk up arms down at sides (ct. 2)...............1 M
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I
Music A.

	Partners face left. Boy faces the audience, Girl away from 
the audience.
	(a) With the inside foot leading, take two chasing steps 
	    sideward to exchange places passing front to front (cts. 
	    1, and, 2, and), step R sideward (ct. 1), stamp L close 
	    to R (no weight) (ct. 2), Girl holds skirt, Boy places 
	    hands on waist. Finish in partner's place.........2 M

	(b) Repeat (a) finishing in proper places.............2 M

	(c) Repeat (a) putting weight on the last stamp.......2 M

	(d) Cross-step turn right (1 M) finish facing partner and 
	    bow to each other (1 M). Arms as in the introduction. 
	    Partners face left, Girl facing the audience, Boy away 
	    from the audience.................................2 M

	(e) Repeat all (a-d), passing back to back finishing in
	    proper places.....................................8 M
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II
Music B. 
	Partners face each other.
	(a) Stamp R foot sideward right (no weight) (cts. 1, 2).1 M

	(b) Both move sideward right with two chasing steps (cts. 1, 
	    and, 2, and)......................................1 M

	(c) Stamp forward on R foot putting weight (ct. 1), pivot on 
	    R making a right about turn, swinging L foot in rear of 
	    R ankle (ct. 2), step backward to face partner (cts. 1, 2 ), 
	    in partner's place................................2 M

	(d) Starting with the R foot take three chasing steps moving 
	    backward away from each other and stamp R foot backward 
	    taking weight on it (cts. 1, and, 2, and, 1, and, 2).2 M

	(e) With the L foot leading, take three chasing steps moving 
	    forward to proper places and stamp L foot forward taking 
	    weight on it (cts. 1, and, 2, and, 1, and, 2) passing by 
	    R shoulder finish facing away from each other......2 M

	(f) Partners take three cross-step turns about (R, L, R) in 
	    place, Girls holds skirt, Boy places hands on waist. Finish 
	    the last turn facing each other (take 2 M for each turn).6 M

	(g) Partners bow to each other, arms in second position (cts. 1, 
	    2) trunk up arms down at sides (cts. 1, 2).........2 M
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III
Music A. 
	Partners face the audience.
	(a) Starting with the inside foot, repeat figure I (a-c) 
	    moving sideward to partner's place, (2 M), sideward to 
	    proper places (2 M), sideward to partner's place (2 M), 
	    Girl passing in front always......................6 M

	(b) Repeat figure I (d), finishing turn in partner's place 
	    facing each other.................................2 M

	(c) Repeat (a) moving obliquely sideward (R, L, R)....6 M

	Repeat (b), finishing turn in proper places...........2 M
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IV
Music B.
	Partners face the audience.
	(a) Stamp R foot sideward right (no weight) (cts. 1, 2), 
	    and take two chasing steps sideward right (cts. 1, and, 
	    2, and)...........................................2 M

	Partners face each other.
	(b) Repeat figure II (c-g)...........................14 M
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