Bailarico

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Bailarico (also known as bailharico) is a popular party at which a band plays and people dance in pairs. The music played is "pimba". It is more frequent in summer and it is usually in conjunction with a religious bank holiday. It is also more frequent in small villages.

Portuguese folk dance. The pairs face each other without holding each other, and with their backs turned to the neighboring pair, form a circle. In the first part of the music, the circle rotates with the girls backing up and the boys going towards them. They take baby bouncing steps and both boys and girls raise their hands in the air. On the second part of the music, the pairs embrace and waltz by spinning in place, to one side first and then to the other.

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