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.