Firetur, Thy

Country: Thy, Denmark
Type: set dance
Formation: 2 couples, facing
Steps: buzz, trippetrin, walk, waltz
Music: 358:186, <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-thy040.pdf>

|:1-8:| 1 (a) Big circle, w-hold, 16 walking steps CW.
9-16 (b) All take 2-hand hold with partner and dance 1 trippetrin away from opposite couple (9-10), 1 trippetrin towards opposite couple (11-12), and repeat (13-16), as in totur fra Thy.
9-16   All take 2-hand hold with opposite M/W, and dance 1 trippetrin away from other couple (9-10), 1 trippetrin towards other couple (11-12), and repeat (13-16), as in totur fra Thy.
17-20 (c) Closed circle, circle half-way round, 4 walking steps.
21-24 Chain half-way round the circle, 4 walking steps.
25-28 Circle half-way round, 4 walking steps.
29-32 Chain half-way round the circle, 4 walking steps.
|:25-32:| (d) Waltz hold, the two couples waltz 16 waltz steps around each other CCW.
    Parts (b), (c), and (d) are the same in all sequences.
|:1-8:| 2 (a) Swing partner, waltz hold, 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 3 (a) Swing partner, waltz hold, 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 4 (a) Right hand star. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 5 (a) Two-hand star, 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 6 (a) Back basket hold. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 7 (a) Circle. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:|   The dance finishes with swinging own partner on the spot, waltz hold, 16 buzz steps CW.

Note: this is part of a sequence of dances that were always danced one after the other. The sequence consists of: totur, tretur, firetur, halvfemtetur, femtur, tolvtur, and Dronningens livstykke.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Gamle danse fra Mors og Thy. 4th ed. København: Foreningen til Folkdansens Fremme, 1985, pp. 40-41
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2011-10-19, rev. 2015-08-15


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