Genuine Hanagasa Dance - Quick Lesson

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(1) (Intro) Hold your hat with both hands, keeping to the rhythm by tapping your knees together 9 times.(1)
(2) Sorota Raise your hat above your head and step forward, pushing the toes on your right foot down followed by your heel. Lightly tap the inner side of the hat with your left hand.(2)
(3) Sorota Shift your weight slowly onto the right foot already in front of you and now continue to step forward with your left foot while spinning the hat, then tap the outer side of the hat. (3)
  Ayo-oo Continuing to spin your hat, move forward to the beat, first with your right foot then your left. (2)(3)
(4) Kasa Odori Hold your hat with both hands, lower it to chest level and stand tall with both feet together. (4)
(5) So-o ro-o  Wave your hat to your left in a flowing motion, tapping your left elbow, and draw your left foot back.(5)
(6)   Next, do the opposite and bring the hat to the right and draw your right foot back. Then, swiftly twist the upper part of your body to the left and rest your hat at chest level. (6)
(7) Ta-aa Extend your hat toward your direction of movement as you step forward with your right foot, and replace the hat to its original position while continuing to move forward with your left foot. (7)(8)
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(9) Akino Now, stretch your right foot out as in a forward pushing motion and then lift your left foot up. (9)
    Swiftly twist your torso to the right in the same manner as before, take 3 steps forward starting with your left foot while waving your hat back and forth, then lift your right foot up.
(10) Choi Choi  Put your raised right foot back on the ground, stand erect with your feet together and then hold your hat up with both hands. (10)
(11) Deho yo  Twist your torso to the right and bend your knees as you gaze straight ahead. Now, twist your torso to the left, bend your knees and gaze straight ahead. (11)
  Ri-i Mada Tap your knees with your hat 3 times as your body faces straight ahead.
(12) Sorota  Tap your knees with your hat to the beat of the music while walking with your right foot then left foot. Stop on the third step, put both feet together and stand still. (12)
(13) Ha Yassho  Bounce your hat up to your top left and lift your right foot up. Then wave your hat back down to your lower right and bend your knees lowering your hips while moving your hat down to your lower right in a flowing motion. (13)(14)
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  Makasho Hold your hat above your head as you leap up with your left foot. Then lower your raised left foot ensuring your back is facing the traveling direction as you move your hat to your lower left in a flowing motion. 
  Shan-shan-shan  In the same manner as before rotate your body back to the right to face the traveling direction and stand erect. (Move clockwise taking 3 steps starting with your right foot then stand tall on the fourth step, waving your hat at the same time.)
(15) (Interlude) Swiftly bounce your hat down to your lower left, and lower it in the traveling direction as if drawing a large half-circle as you move forward, with your right, left, then right foot. Lift your left foot up, then hop lightly on the spot, keeping this position. (15)(16)(17)
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  (Interlude) Hop to the right with your left foot still up, and in the same manner take 3 steps forward, left, right, left, and then hop lightly on the spot with your right foot up. Put your right foot down and stand as seen in (4), count one and repeat the dance from (2).
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