Gajda, Vallja e Gajdes, Γκάιντα, Гайда, Gayda, – Pan-Balkan

See https://folkdancefootnotes.org/dance/a-real-folk-dance-what-is-it/about/gajda-vallja-e-gajdes-%ce%b3%ce%ba%ce%ac%ce%b9%ce%bd%cf%84%ce%b1-%d0%b3%d0%b0%d0%b9%d0%b4%d0%b0-gayda-pan-balkan/

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  1. The long step Gaïda that shows up in Pirin and parts of the Republic of Macedonia is the same step pattern as Maleshevsko – the weight changes per measure is the same as basic Serbian Kolo , but it is always R, L, R-L, R, L-R, L, R, lift (all to the right, followed by going left with-)L, R, L, lift, R, lift, L, lift. This pattern in Pirin, when done to fast 7/8 music, is called Chetvorka.

    Other dances called “Gaïda” are found in Northern Macedonian Greece. Gaïda Flambouro is one such, and has a very long pattern. I have seen videos of it, and Michael Ginsburg has been teaching it, as well as several visiting Greek teachers.

    Finally, they do a variation in Korça, Albania, which is a fairly recent dance. Steve Kotansky is teaching that, and i saw it in Albania. The structure for that is completely different from all of the above.

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