Chichovo horo, Чичово хоро – Bulgaria

One of the most popular dances in Bulgaria today is Chichovo horo (CHEE-choh-voh) – chicho means ‘uncle’. It’s said to be from the North Bulgaria cultural region, which borders Romania. A Romanian influence is apparent, what with the grapevines and ‘stamps’. I’m told the ‘stamps’ aren’t necessarily hard, more like touches. Chichovo horo is yet another variation on the Taproot Dance. Take away side-behinds 1, 3, & 5, and you have __ ,__, R step, L cross, __, __, R step, touch L, __, __, L step, touch R.

So easy a child can do it.
Other tunes are also popular.
When you don’t have much energy…
The ‘official’ version, as described in the Tom Deering notes below.
Detailed teaching
A fancy variation

Dance notes below from this site: http://www.tomdeering.com/dancenotes/Chichovo.htm Note – the Variation Step, though an option, is not commonly used, at least in the 40 or so YouTubes I’ve seen.

Here’s thre music only.

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