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Worship Dances

Roni, Roni

This choreography is by Helen Weiner Wilson.

Each numbered step takes four beats of music.

Part A (chorus)

  1. (facing LLOD) {holding hands} Step with the R foot, hop on R foot, step with the L foot, hop on L foot
  2. (facing LLOD) {holding hands} Four running steps R-L-R-L
  3. (facing LLOD) {holding hands} Step with the R foot, hop on R foot, step with the L foot, hop on L foot
  4. (facing LLOD) {holding hands} Two running steps R-L, then "half a tcherkessia" (R foot forward with hands raised, return weight to L foot and hands lowered)
  5. {drop hands} Three-count turn over the right shoulder (spin 360 degrees, clockwise as seen from above, R-L-R) ending facing inward, then L foot steps across body in front of right foot while left arm crosses in front of body
  6. (facing inward) Step with R foot behind left foot, sidestep left with L foot, then catch your weight by crossing R foot in front of left foot and then rocking back onto your L foot (also called a coupé L) (right arm follows R foot in front of body during the coupé)
  7. Three-count turn over the right shoulder (spin 360 degrees, clockwise as seen from above, R-L-R) ending facing inward, then L foot steps across body in front of right foot while left arm crosses in front of body
  8. (facing inward) Step with R foot behind left foot, sidestep left with L foot, then catch your weight by crossing R foot in front of left foot and then rocking back onto your L foot (also called a coupé L) (right arm follows R foot in front of body during the coupé)

Part B (verse)

  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 inward) 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) {hands sway} R yemenite, then hop on R foot (use the first step of the yemenite to start backing out from center of circle)
  4. (facing inward) {hands sway} L yemenite, then hop on L foot (use the first step of the yemenite to finish backing out from center of circle)
  5. (facing inward) Leap to the right onto R foot with L arm also "leaping" from L to R, then cross L foot in front of R foot, sidestep right with R foot, and bring L foot next to right foot (but keep weight on R foot)
  6. (facing inward) Step L with L foot with a clap then bring R foot next to L foot; repeat but the second time do not transfer weight to R foot at the end
  7. (facing inward) Leap to the right onto R foot with L arm also "leaping" from L to R, then cross L foot in front of R foot, sidestep right with R foot, and bring L foot next to right foot (but keep weight on R foot)
  8. (facing inward) Step L with L foot with a clap then bring R foot next to L foot; repeat but the second time do not transfer weight to R foot at the end

The only common variation I have seen is to simplify step 4 into a normal tcherkessia.