ACH JA!



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German Folk Dance B Simplified

LS E-2

Music: Ach Ja!
Meter:   4/4

Formation:  Double circle facing line of dance (LOD), boys on the inside, girls on the outside, with inside hands joined.

SONG
Music A
4  WHEN MY MAMA AND MY PAPA GO A-JOURNEYING TO THE FAIR,
4  ACH JA! ACH JA!
4  ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE NO MONEY, THEY'RE AS RICH AS ANY THERE,
4  ACH JA! ACH JA! 
Music B
8  TRA-LA-LA, TRA-LA-LA, TRA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA,
TRA-LA-LA, TRA-LA-LA, TRA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA,
4 ACH JA! ACH JA! 

TEACHING THE DANCE 

Music A
4  Couples stroll slowly around the circle.
4  Partners drop hands, face each other and bow twice.
4  Stroll again.
4  Bow again 
Music B
8  Couples join both hands and turn with tiny running steps through the tra-la-las.
4  Bow twice. 

NOTE: Ach Ja is a German statement meaning Oh, yes. It is pronounced Ahk-yah.


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