Berlinerkontra

Country: Horsensegnen, Denmark
Type: set dance
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: chassé, forgangen nats trin, step hop


Music: 358:8, <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-berlinkontra.pdf>

1-4 1 (a) Couples in a closed circle, 8 step-hops CW.
1-4   Couples in a closed circle, 8 step-hops CCW.
5-7 (b) Couples 1 and 2 cross-over. Meanwhile couples 3 and 4 open.
8-11   Couples 1 and 2 take waltz hold, and turn on the spot with 8 forgangen nats trin.
12-14   Couples 1 and 2 cross over to original places. Meanwhile couples 3 and 4 open.
15-18   Couples 1 and 2 take waltz hold, and turn on the spot with 8 forgangen nats trin.
5-7   Couples 3 and 4 cross-over. Meanwhile couples 1 and 2 open.
8-11   Couples 3 and 4 take waltz hold, and turn on the spot with 8 forgangen nats trin.
12-14   Couples 3 and 4 cross over to original places. Meanwhile couples 1 and 2 open.
15-18   Couples 3 and 4 take waltz hold, and turn on the spot with 8 forgangen nats trin.
    Part (b) is the same in all sequences.
|:1-4:| 2 (a) R-hand to partner, dance CW on the spot 8 step-hops. L-hand to partner, dance CCW on the spot 8 step-hops.
|:1-4:| 3 (a) 2-hand hold with partner. 8 step-hops CW on the spot, then 8 step-hops CCW on the spot.
|:1-4:| 4 (a) Women's R-hand star, CW, 16 step-hops.
|:1-4:| 5 (a) Men's R-hand star, CW, 16 step-hops.
|:1-4:| 6 (a) Women's front basket, CW, 16 step-hops.
|:1-4:| 7 (a) Men's front basket, CW, 16 step-hops.
|:1-4:| 8 (a) Women's circle, CW and CCW. 16 step-hops.
|:1-4:| 9 (a) Men's circle, CW and CCW. 16 step-hops.
    The dance is traditionally followed by a hopsa out around the dance floor, to any hopsa tune, as dessert.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Hefte I. 7:e opl.. København: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme, 1976, pp. 14-15
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2017-07-16


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