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CARIŅOSA (Visayan)

		This is an old and most popular dance of the 
	Visayan Islands. This version from San Joaquin, Iloilo.
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	COSTUME: The Girl wears patadyong and camisa or kimona 
	  	 with a soft panuelo, the Boy, barong tagalog 
		 or camisa de chino and any color of trousers.

	EQUIPMENT: comb, powder puff, and handkerchief.

	MUSIC is derived into two parts: A and B.

	COUNT: One, two, three, to a measure.

	FORMATION: Partners face each other about six feet apart. 
	 	   The Girl is at the right side of the Boy when 
		   facing the audience.
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				INTRODUCTION

	Partners face the audience.
	
	Three-step turn right in place (cts. 1, 2, 3), and pause 
(cts. 1, 2, 3), hand in reverse "T" position, L arm high 
alternately................................................6 M
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I
Music A.
	Partners face each other.
	(a) Three sway balance steps with a close (R, L, R), arms 
	    in fourth position, R and L arm high alternately.6 M 

	(b) Three-step turn left in place, arms down at sides (cts. 
	    1, 2, 3). Bow to each other, hands in front, parallel 
	    to each other at waist level, elbows close to the waist, 
	    palms up (cts. 1, 2, 3)........................2 M

	(c) Repeat all (a-b), starting with L foot, reverse position 
	    of arms........................................8 M
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II

CROSS HANDS
Music B. 
	Partners face each other.
	(a) Starting with the R foot, take three steps forward to 
	    meet at center (cts. 1, 2, 3) step L close to R (cts. 1, 
	    2, 3), hands down at sides.....................2 M

	(b) Join R hands, take one waltz step sideward right 
	    (cts. 1, 2, 3).................................1 M

	(c) Release R hands and join L hands, repeat (b) sideward 
	    left...........................................1 M

	(d) Drop L hands. Repeat (b) and (c)...............1 M
	
	(e) Starting with R foot, take three steps forward to 
	    partner's place passing each other by the R shoulders 
	    (cts. 1, 2, 3). Turn left about and step L close to R 
	    foot. Finish facing each other (cts. 1, 2, 3)..2 M

	(f) Repeat all (a-e) finishing in proper places....8 M
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III

PALMS TOUCHING
Music A.
	Partners face each other.
	(a) Repeat figure II (a)...........................2 M

	(b) Four touch steps in front, R and L alternately. 
	    Hands in front parallel to each other at waist level, 
	    elbows close to the waist. With palms touching each 
	    other, Boy's hands down and Girl's on top (cts. 1, 2, 
	    3), reverse position of hands every measure, i.e. 
	    Girl's hands under and over Boy's hands alternately 
	    and vice-versa.................................4 M

	(c) Repeat figure II (e)...........................2 M

	(d) Repeat all (a-c) finishing in proper places....8 M
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IV

COMBING
Music B.
	Partners face each other.
	(a) Repeat figure II (a)...........................2 M

	(b) Four waltz step sideward, R and L alternately. Boy 
	    takes comb from his pocket and makes motion with 
	    his R hand combing Girl's hair, left and right 
	    alternately....................................4 M

	(c) Repeat figure II (e)...........................2 M

	(d) Repeat all (a-c) Girl gets the comb form partner, 
	    does the combing of Boy's hair.................8 M
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V

POWDERING
Music A.
	Partners face each other.
	(a) Repeat figure II (a)...........................2 M

	(b) Boy takes powder puff from his pocket. Waltz sideward 
	    R, powdering gently Girl's L cheek (cts. 1, 2, 3), 
	    while Girl takes one waltz step right in place, hands 
	    holding skirt..................................1 M

	(c) Repeat (b) three more times, powdering R, L, R cheek 
	    alternately and both waltzing L, R, L..........3 M

	(d) Repeat figure II (e)...........................2 M

	(e) Repeat all (a-d) this time the Girl does the motion 
	    of powdering...................................8 M
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VI

HIDE AND SEEK WITH HANDKERCHIEF
Music B.
 	Partners face each other.
	(a) Repeat figure I (a). Boy takes handkerchief from 
	    pocket. Partners hold handkerchief at corners in 
	    a perpendicular position between their faces with 
	    the Girl's hands on top at face level..........2 M

	(b) Partners take four touch steps in front, R and L 
	    alternately. Invert the handkerchief at every measure 
	    with the Boy's hands on top first, the next measure 
	    with the Girl's hands on top. When own hands are up 
	    look at partner's face from below and down look above 
	    the handkerchief...............................4 M

	(c) Girl releases handkerchief. Partners exchange places 
	    as in figure II (e)............................2 M

	(d) Repeat all (a-c), finishing in proper places...8 M
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VII

KNEELING
Music A.
	Partners face each other.
	(a) Starting with the R foot, take three steps forward 
	    to center (cts. 1, 2, 3). Boy kneels on L while Girl 
	    passes around on right side of Boy to stand behind 
	    him and faces the same direction as the Boy. Partners 
	    place hands on waist (cts. 1, 2, 3)............2 M

	(b) Girl takes four waltz steps sideward, R and L alternately 
	    holding Boy's head gently at the same time looking at 
	    the Boy over his R and L shoulder alternately. Boy's 
	    hands on waist, also looking at the Girl over his R and 
	    L shoulder alternately.........................4 M

	(c) Girl turns right about and exchange places as in figure 
	    II (e). Finish facing each other...............2 M

	(d) Repeat all (a-c) but this time the Girl kneels down in 
	    (a). Finish in proper places...................8 M
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VIII

BALLROOM WALTZ
Music B.
	Partners face each other.
	(a) Repeat figure II (a). Finish with partners holding in 
	    closed ballroom dance position................2 M

	(b) Waltz around in any direction................12 M

	(c) Join inside hands, Girl turn inward (1 M), and both 
	    bow to audience free hands in second position (1 M).2 M


	(a) All take five sway balance step with a waltz, right and 
	    left alternately, R arm in reverse "T" position, L arm 
	    in second position. Reverse position, of arms every two 
	    measures.....................................10 M

	(b) Waltz turn left in place, arms as in (a) reversing 
	    position at every measure. Finish facing center of 
	    square........................................2 M

	(c) Four waltz step to turn right in place, arms as in (b). 
	    Finish facing the center of the square........4 M
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