Greek Folk Dances: Chiotikos

This dance comes from the island of Chios

Basic circle formation, holding hands together at shoulder height.

Part I
Beat Step(s)
1 Step R foot forward counter-clockwise (facing right)
2 Step L foot forward counter-clockwise. Turn to face center
3 Step R foot sideways right
4 Lift L foot in front of R leg
5 Step L foot sideways left
6 Lift R foot in front of left leg
7-24 Repeat beats 1-6 three times (four times total)
Part II
1-2 Step R foot, L foot (turning full turn counter-clockwise). Clap on beat 1
3-6 Repeat Part I beats 3-6
7-24 Repeat Part II three times (four times total)
Part III
1 Step R foot sideways right
& Step L foot right (crossing in back of R foot)
2 Step R foot sideways right
& Step L foot right (crossing in back of R foot)
3-6 Repeat Part I beats 3-6
7-12 Repeat Part III beats 1-6
13-14 Repeat Part III beats 1&2&
15-16 Step R foot, L foot in place