Dronningens dans, Nordfyn

Country: Denmark
Formation: 3 couple longways set. M stand to the R, W to the L, as seen from the top of the set.

              W1  W2  W3
  top
              M1  M2  M3

Steps: balancé (pas de bas), hopsa
Music: 358:97; <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-drondans.pdf>

1-8 (a) Couple 1 takes R-elbow hold and dances CW, 8 hopsa steps (beginning with L foot).
1-8 Couple 1 takes L-elbow hold and dances CCW, 8 hopsa steps.
9-12 (b) W1 R-elbow hold with M2 while M1 does same with W3. Once round CW, 4 hopsa steps.
13-16 Couple 1 dances L-elbow hold in the centre of the set, 1-1/4 turn round, 4 hopsa steps.
9-12 W1 R-elbow hold with M3 while M1 does same with W2. Once round CW, 4 hopsa steps.
13-16 Couple 1 dances L-elbow hold in the centre of the set, 1/2 turn round, 4 hopsa steps.
1-8 (c) M1 in front of and facing W3 and W1 in front of and facing M2, dance 8 balancés on the spot. All begin on L foot, crossing R foot in front.
1-8 Repeat (c), but now with M1 in front of W2, and W1 in front of M3. Switch facing own partner.
9-12 (d) M1 and W3, and W1 and M2 dance with R-elbow hold once round CW, 4 hopsa steps.
13-16 M1 and W2, and W1 and M3 dance with L-elbow hold once round CCW, 4 hopsa steps.
9-12 Passing own partner on the left (passing R shoulders) M1 crosses set to take R-elbow hold with M3, and dance once round CW. 4 hopsa steps.
Meanwhile, W1 crosses to dance with R-elbow hold with W2 once round CW, 4 hopsa steps.
13-16 M1 and M2 dance 1/2 round CW, then M1 dances behind M3 and finishes below M3, 4 hopsa steps.
Meanwhile, W1 takes L-elbow hold with W3, and dances 1-1/2 times round CCW, to finish below W3, 4 hopsa steps.
    As couple 1 swings into couple 3's place at the end of (d), couples 2 and 3 move up one place. The dance continues, without interruption, with couple 2 as the active couple, followed on the 2nd repeat by couple 3 as the active couple..

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Gamle danse fra Fyn og Øerne. 4th ed. København: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme, 1984, pp. 26-27
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2011-10-18, rev. 2017-05-19.


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