Enkelt kæde

Country: Læsø, Denmark
Formation: set dance
Formation: 2 couples, facing in a 4 person square set
Steps: buzz, walk
Music: 358:563, <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-enkeltkzde.pdf>; (LP) Hvalsøspillemændene Kom ind 1975 (BP7746), (CDs) Sørens oase mm Kredsen runt II 1993 (DFSCD2) track 4, Fladstrand Spillemændene Spillemandsmusik med liv & sjæl (FSCD20061) track 3, Kvasir Nye sko (GO0306) track 3, Spillemandsgruppen Lunterne (LNTCD02) track 11. Forlaget Kragen och Folkemusikhusringen Traditionel musik fra Læsø 1995 (DFS5) track 7, Baldrian mm Tværs: seks østjydske folkemusikorkestre 1995 (DGI-FO951) track 3,

    Dance progression
|:1-4:| 1 (a) All form closed circle and dance CW 16 walking steps.
5-6 (b) All take R-elbow hook with opposite M/W, turn 3/4 turn CW, so that both M end up back to back. 4 walking steps.
7-8   All take L-elbow hook with partner, turn once round CCW, 4 walking steps.
9-12   All place R hand on partner's waist, L hand on partner's upper arm, and dance CW on the spot, 8 buzz steps.
    Part (b) is the same in sequences 1-4.
|:1-4:| 2 (a) Both couples take waltz hold and dance CW on the spot, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-4:| 3 (a) Both couples take waltz hold and dance CW on the spot, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-4:| 4 (a) Both couples take waltz hold and dance CW on the spot, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-4:| 5 (a) All 4 dancers take R-hand star and dance CW on the spot, 16 walking steps,
5-12 5 (b) R-elbow hook with opposite, and L-elbow hook with partner, as above (5-8).
When M have danced L-elbow hook with partner (7-8), they switch partners and dance the last 4 bars swinging on the spot with 4 CW buzz steps (9-12) with opposite, who then continues as their partner in the next sequence.
|:1-4:| 6 (a) All 4 dancers take front basket hold and dance CW on the spot, 16 walking steps.
5-12 6 (b) R-elbow hook with opposite, and L-elbow hook with partner, as above (5-8).
M change back to original partners after the elbow-hook chain, as in 5 (b).
|:1-4:| 7 (a) All form closed circle and dance CW 16 walking steps.
5-12 7 (b) R-elbow hook with opposite, and L-elbow hook with partner, as above (5-8).
M again change to opposite partners after the elbow-hook chain, as in 5 (b).
|:1-4:|   The dance finishes with couples in waltz hold dancing CW on the spot with opposite M/W, 16 buzz steps.
    Enkelt kæde is preceded by Pedersen|Petersen.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme Gamle danse fra Vendsyssel og Læsø . 2 opl. København, 1982 pp. 42-44.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2017-05-01, rev. 2017-05-16.


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