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Worship Dances

Hallelu Et Adonai

Hallelu Et Adonai is a fast song, and so we adapted two existing songs to create a dance that was fun but (with practice) manageable at a quick pace. Part A is from Rick Fisher and Helen Weiner Wilson's dance steps for "Rejoice with Jerusalem". Part B is from Helen Weiner Wilson's dance steps for "Let God Arise".

Except for the turn at the end, the entire dance is done holding hands.

Each numbered step takes four beats of music.

Part A

  1. (facing inward) Brush R foot in front of left foot, hop on L foot, step with R foot behind left foot, then sidestep to the left with L foot
  2. (facing LLOD) Step forward with R foot and then hop on R foot; then step forward with L foot and then hop on L foot
  3. (facing inward) Mayim L (starting with R foot crossing in front of left foot)
  4. (facing inward) Mayim L (starting with R foot crossing in front of left foot)
         [repeat]

Part B

  1. (facing inward) {raising hands} Step with R foot toward center and hop on R foot; then step with L foot toward center and hop in L foot
  2. (facing inward) {lowering hands} Step with R foot away from center and hop on R foot; then step with L foot away from center and hop in L foot
  3. (facing inward) Sidestep R, bring L foot to meet right foot, sidestep R, bring L foot to meet right foot
  4. Four-count turn over your right shoulder (end with a clap)
         [repeat]