Finger-polka

Country: Denmark
Type: couple dance
Formation: any number of couples facing each other in an open circle, M back to centre, W facing into centre
Steps: step-hop, polka
Music: 358:442; notes from FHS & Bestefars nodebog; CD Kom lad os danse tracks 5 (slow) and 8.

1 (a) M and W stand facing each other, waiting.
2   M and W stamp 3 times (L R L),
3   M and W stand facing each other, waiting.
4   M and W clap their hands 3 times.
5   M and W shake R forefinger at each other.
6   M and W shake L forefinger at each other.
7   M and W individually turn CCW (around L shoulder) on the spot with 2 step-hops, clapping R hands in passing. Finish facing partner again.
8   M and W stamp 3 times (L R L),
|:9-16:| (b) Starting with ML/WR foot, dance 16 polka steps, turning CW as a couple, and moving in LOD.
    Repeat from (a) as desired.
     
    Sang tekst

Med hænderne si'r vi klap, klap, klap
Med fødderne si'r vi tramp, tramp, tramp
At du må huske på
At du skal la pi'erne gå
Tra la la la la, tra la la la la [etc.]

Med hænderne si'r vi klap, klap, klap
Med fødderne si'r vi tramp, tramp, tramp
At du må huske på
Sådan skal en polka gå
Tra la la la la, tra la la la la [etc.]

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Legestuen. 5th ed. København; Foreningen til Folkdansens Fremme, 1983, p. 24.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-06-12


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