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KURATSA

		The "Kuratsa" dance is the most popular dance 
	in the Visayan regions. There are many versions of Kuratsa. 
	Different regions have their own dance patterns, usually 
	the boy's steps are more difficult than the girl's. This
	version comes from Bago, Negros Occidental.
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	COSTUME: Girl wears patadyong with camisa or kimona, with 
		 a soft panuelo; white or any colored trousers and 
		 barong tagalog or camisa de chino for the boy.

	MUSIC is derived into two parts: A and B.

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

	FORMATION: Partners stand side by side, Girl at right of 
		   Boy, when facing audience. One to any number of 
		   pairs may take part in this dance.
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				INTRODUCTION

Music Introduction.

	Partners face each other.

	Three-step turn right in place. Girl hold skirt, Boy's 
hands on waist, (cts. 1, 2, 3). Point L foot in front, R arm in 
reverse "T" position, L hand on waist (cts. 1, 2, 3). Pause 
(2 M)......................................................4 M
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I
Music A.
	Partners face each other.

	(a) Point R foot in front, (cts. 1, 2), step R foot close 
	    to L foot (ct. 3), R arm in reverse "T" position, L 
	    hand on waist..................................1 M

	(b) Repeat (a) with L foot, reverse position of arms.1 M

	(c) Quarter turn left, with the R foot leading take two 
	    chasing steps sideward right to partner's place arms 
	    as in (a) (cts. 1, and, 2, and), step R foot sideward 
	    (ct. 3), cross L in front of R foot (ct. 1) and turn 
	    right, salok the L arm in R arm in fifth position (cts. 
	    2, 3) finish the turn facing each other........2 M

	(d) Repeat (a-c) starting with the L foot, reverse position 
	    of arms and turn in (c)........................4 M

	Partners face left.
	(e) Repeat (a) and (b).............................2 M

	(f) Repeat (c) moving obliquely sideward right. Finish 
	    the turn facing right..........................2 M

	(g) Repeat (d) finishing in proper places..........4 M
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II
Music B.

	Partners face each other. They do their movements 
simultaneously.

	Girl
	(a) Two sway balance steps with a brush (R, L), moving 
	    counterclockwise. Arms in fourth position R and L arm 
	    high (4 M). Waltz turn right, arms in lateral position 
	    moving sideward right and left, with a forearm turn 
	    (2 M). Finish in partner's place...............6 M

	(b) Repeat figure I (c). Finish in proper places...2 M 

	(c) Repeat all (a-c)...............................8 M 

	Boy
	(a) Two sway balance steps with a hop (R, L). Arms in 
	    fourth position R and L arm high...............4 M

	(b) Waltz turn right. Arms in lateral position moving 
	    sideward right and left, with a forearm turn R and 
	    L..............................................2 M

	(c) Waltz forward R toward Girl, opening arms as if 
	    pleading (cts. 1, 2, 3), waltz backward L, closing 
	    arms to chest (cts. 1, 2, 3)...................2 M

	(d) Two sway balance steps with a brush (R, L).....4 M

	(e) Waltz forward R, waltz backward L, arms as in (c).2 M

	(f) Repeat figure I (c)............................2 M 
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III
Music A.

	Partners face the audience.

	(a) Repeat figure I (a-c) starting with the inside foot 
	    finish in partner's place.....................4 M

	(b) Repeat (a) finishing in proper places.........4 M

	(c) Partners face each other. Repeat figure I (a-d).8 M
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IV
Music B.
	Partners face each other.

	(a) Sway balance with a hop (R, L) arms in fourth position 
	    R and L arm high..............................4 M

	(b) Two waltz turn right to partner's place, arms in lateral 
	    position with forearm turn (2 waltz steps for every turn). 
	    Pass each other by L shoulders................4 M

	(c) With the girl leading, partners take two waltz steps 
	    forward and  waltz turn to any direction arms as in 
	    (b)...........................................4 M 

	(d) Two waltz steps forward to meet at center (2 M), join 
	    inside hands, girl executes a waltz turn inward under 
	    arched hands and both bow to audience (2 M)...4 M
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