Greek Folk Dances: Hasapikos

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
Variation I
3-6 Step-hop R foot then L foot
Variation II
1-2 Turn right (step R foot, step L foot)
Variation III
1-4 Part I beats 1-4
5 Step L foot sideways left
& Step R foot (crossing in front of L foot)
6 Step L foot right (crossing in back of R foot)
Variation IV
1 Leap R foot sideways right
2 Leap L foot (crossing in back of R foot)
3 Step R foot sideways R
& Step L foot (crossing in front of R foot)
4 Step R foot (crossing in back of L foot)
5-6 Repeat beats 3-4 starting L foot
Variation V
1 Leap R foot sideways right
2 Leap L foot (crossing in back of R foot)
3 Step R foot sideways R
& Step L foot (crossing in front of R foot)
4 Step R foot (crossing in back of L foot)
5-6 Side stamp & pause
Variation VI
1 Jump with feet apart
2 Hop L foot (swinging R foot in)
3 Step R foot sideways R
& Step L foot (crossing in front of R foot)
4 Step R foot (crossing in back of L foot)
5-6 Repeat beats 3-4 starting L foot