3 measure chain dance

The 3 measure chain dance

The most common social chain dance in many countries from the Caucasians through southern Europe is based on a 3 measure motif, non-concordant with the music;

step-step, step (&wait), step (&wait)

Structuring in 3 motifs is often termed “ternary” in connection with Romanian dance analysis.

Note: within musical terminology “ternary” describes an A-B-A structure of the piece where B is a contrasting part or another dance. In Romanian dance terminology “ternary” is used for micro structuring of motifs or steps in threes.

Published on 1st March 2018, last modified on 2nd March 2018