Den toppede høne

Country: Denmark
Type: set dance
Formation: any number of sets of 3 persons in a closed circle, usually but not necessarily LW M RW. NB danced on the spot.
Steps: step-hop
Music: 358:4; <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-toppede.pdf>; YouTube played by Evald Thomsen, played by Syddansk Folkemusik Talentskole ; (LP) Spillemandslauget Tramp track 9, (CD) Kom lad os danse track 17.

    Dance progression
1-8 (a) All circle CW, beginning with a stamp, 8 step-hops
1-8   All circle CCW, beginning with a stamp, 8 step-hops
9-16 (b) The 2 W drop their joint handhold, while M retains his hold with each W. M and LW make an arch, through which RW, followed by M, dances moving CCW back to place. M turning under own L arm. 4 step-hops (9-12). Meanwhile LW dances a little towards RW.
M and RW and M make an arch, through which LW, followed by M, dances moving CW back to place.
9-16   Repeat (b).
    Repeat from (a) as desired.

See also video from Dansk Folkemindesamling.


Source: Forening til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Hefte I. 7:e opl. København: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme, 1976 p.9.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2017-05-12, rev. 2017-06-06.


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