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DALING-DALING

		Daling-daling is a courtship dance from Jolo, 
	Sulu. This is a popular among the young people of that 
	locality. The word daling means my love. The name of the 
	dance, therefore, means "my love, my love".

		The dancers sing as they perform the dance or the 
	audience may sing while the dancers perform the dance. The 
	song reveals how two lovers care for each other. The boys 
	tells the girl that there is no peace in his mind when he 
	is away from her. The girl, on the other hand, says that 
	even if they were in two separate islands her love for him 
	would never change.
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	COSTUME: Dancers are dressed in typical Joloano costume. 
		 Girl and boy hold an open fan in each hand. The 
		 fans are held with the second and third fingers 
	   	 on the top side, and the thumb, fourth and little 
		 finger under on the other side.

	MUSIC is composed of the part of 16 measures. It is repeated 
	      as many times as necessary.

	COUNT: One, 2 or 1, and, 2, and to a measure.    

	FORMATION: Partners stand about six feet apart from each 
		   other, both facing front, girl at the right side. 
		   One to any number of couples may take part in this 
		   dance.
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	STEP USED:

	Point-step. Point R (L) foot in front (ct. 1), step 
with the same foot in place with a slight bending of knees (ct. 2).

	HAND MOVEMENT. With an open fan held in each hand, raise arms 
sideward at shoulder level with elbow straight, but relaxed. Turn 
hands (from the wrist only) in a horizontal figure - eight motion 
in two counts.
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				INTRODUCTION

Music Intoduction.
	Starting with R foot, take three steps forward, hand down 
at sides (ct. 1, 2, 1), face each other and raise arms sideward 
(ct. 2)....................................................2 M
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I
Music. Play one. 
	(a) Partners execute four point-steps forward to meet at 
	    center, R and L alternately. Do the figure - eight 
	    hand movement..................................4 M 

	(b) Repeat (a), moving backward to proper places...4 M

	(c) Repeat (a).....................................4 M

	(d) Repeat (a) going to partners place passing by L shoulders. 
	    Finish in partners place, facing each other, turning right 
            about after the fourth step................... 4 M  
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II
Music.

	Turn R shoulders toward each other.

	Take 16 point-steps forward, R and L alternately, going 
around clockwise. Finish in starting place, that is, in partners 
place. Do the figure - eight hand movement...............16 M
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III
Music.

	(a) Repeat figure I (a)...........................4 M

	(b) Partners join both hands with open fans still held 
	    in hands. Stand side by side by R shoulders so that 
	    R arms are stretched at sides and L arms bent. Execute 
	    four point-steps forward, R and L alternately, turning 
	    around clockwise..............................4 M

	(c) Reverse position, stand by L shoulders. Repeat (b) 
	    counterclockwise..............................4 M

	(d) Repeat (a), going forward to proper places....4 M
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IV
Music.

	Partners face each other.

	(a) Repeat figure I (a)............................4 M 

	(b) Girl - Close R arm fan. Stamp with R foot five times 
	    and at the same time point at partner five times with 
	    R fan (cts. 1, and, 2, and, 1), pause (cts. and, 2, 
	    and). The L hands is doing figure - eight movement at 
	    the same time four 2 measures. 

	(c) Repeat (b), three more times, girl stamping always 
	    with R foot....................................6 M

	(d) Starting with R foot, take three point-steps moving 
	    backward. Do the figure - eight hand movement..3 M
	(e) Bow to each other, hands down at sides.........1 M 

	Note: The dance may be separated as many times as desired. 
Bow only at the last time.
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