Baglæns kontrasejre, Salling (Whelan version)

Country: Denmark
Formation: 4 couple quadrille. Head couples (couples 1 and 2) respectively have their backs to or face the music. Couple 3 stands on the side to the right of couple 1, and couple 4 faces couple 3.
Steps: run, step hop
Music: 358:513, <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-baglzns.pdf>; (LP) Mikkelsen, Verner Village folk dances (Folk Fun 95861 V.M.) track 12 [Note: B-section must be played 4 times]

1-8 1 (a) All couples in a closed circle, 16 running steps CW.
1-8 All couples in a closed circle, 16 running steps CCW.
9-16 (b) Couples 3 and 4 form closed circle, and run 16 steps CW, return to place, and form an arch with inside hands joined and raised
9-16 Cross-over: couples 1 and 2 run through the couple to the left and separate, W running on to opposite place, M returning to own place. Turn with opposite dancer, twice round on the spot. 16 running steps total.
9-16 Couples 1 and 2 form closed circle, and run 16 steps CW, return to place.
9-16 Couples 3 and 4 cross as above through their respective left hand couples, which open to let them through. Now all women are in opposite place.
17-24 (c) M1 and M2 take waltz hold with opposite woman (ie M2 and W1 respectively), and dance 4 small running steps into centre, 4 small running steps back to Ms place, then another 4 running steps forward, the women being 'thrown' back to their respective partners. With waltz hold with own partner, couples dance out to place, turning one full turn, with 4 running steps.
17-24 Couples 3 and 4 repeat (c).
|:25-32:| (d) All couples chain, once around the set, back to place. 16 step hops.
    Parts (b), (c), and (d) are the same in all sequences.
|:1-8:| 2 (a) Women's star, L-hand then R-hand, CW and CCW. 32 running steps.
|:1-8:| 3 (a) Men's star, L-hand then R-hand, CW and CCW. 32 running steps.
|:1-8:| 4 (a) Women's two-hand star, CW and CCW. 32 running steps.
|:1-8:| 5 (a) Men's two-hand star, CW and CCW. 32 running steps.
|:1-8:| 6 (a) Women's back basket, CW and CCW. 32 running steps.
|:1-8:| 7 (a) Men's back basket, CW and CCW. 32 running steps.
|:1-8:| 8 (a) All couples closed circle, CW and CCW. 32 running steps.
    The dance finishes with swinging own partner on the spot, 32 running steps CW and CCW.

Source: Village folk dancers: Scandinavian dances music by Verner Mikkelsen, instructions noted by Margaret & Carson Whelan as learned from John Madsen many years ago. [mimeog.] [Toronto, ON]: s.n., n.d.
Revised description: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-02-13, rev. 2017-07-24


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