Den gamel ottetur paa langs, Thy

Country: Denmark
Formation: progressive longways set. M stand to the R, W to the L, as seen from the top of the set. Numbered couples 1, 2, 3, etc from the top of the set.
Steps: walk, buzz, polka
Music: 358:195, <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMedC-jEgXQ>

1-6 (a) Couples 1 and 2 in closed hold circle once round CW. 12 walking steps.
7-8 M1 dances behind M2 and in between M2 and M3, while W1 dances outside W2 and in between W2 and W3. Meanwhile, couple 2 moves up to make room in the lines for oouple 1. 4 walking steps.
1-6 Couples 1 and 3 in closed hold circle once round CW. 12 walking steps.
7-8 Couple 1 with waltz hold dances 4 buzz steps on the spot between couples 2 and 3. Finish on own side, between couples 2 and 3.
9-16 (b) M1 and W1 do figure-8s around couples 3 and 2 respectively. M1 dances to the right between M3 and W3, behind W3, through couple 3, behind M3 and back to place. Concurrently, W1 dances to the right between M2 and W2, behind M2, through couple 2 again, behind W2, and back to place. 16 walking steps.
9-16 M1 and W1 do figure-8s around couples 2 and 3 again, this time beginning to the left, M1 through couple 2 and W1 through couple 3. 16 walking steps. Finish in place on own side between couples 2 and 3.
17-24 (c) Couples 1 and 2 chain, once round. Couple 1 starts R-hand chain as usual, while couple 2 needs to 'flip' half-way round in order to give left hand to corner, ie couple 2 goes 1-1/2 times around (couple 2 "svipper"). 16 walking steps.
17-24 Couples 1 and 3 chain, once round. This time couple 3 starts R-hand chain as usual, while couple 1 needs to 'flip' (couple 1 "svipper"). 16 walking steps.
25-32 (d) Couples 1 and 2 with waltz hold, dance around each other (twice), with 8 polka steps.
25-32 Couples 1 and 3 with waltz hold, dance around each other (twice), with 8 polka steps.
    When couple 1 begins dancing with couple 5, couple 2 begins with couple 3.
    When couple 1 is the second-last couple in the rows, part (b) becomes as follows:
9-16 W1 does figure-8 around the bottom couple. 16 walking steps.
9-16 M1 does figure-8 around the bottom couple. 16 walking steps.
  Parts (a), (c), and (d) are danced only with the bottom couple.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Gamle danse fra Mors og Thy. 4th ed. København: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme, 1985, pp. 64-67
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2011-10-27


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