Firtur, Kallehave

Country: Denmark
Formation: any number of couples in closed circle.
Steps: buzz, chassé, tyroler (waltz rythm, step-swing or soft hopsa steps), walk
Music: 358:365,52

1-4, 5-8 1 (a) Circle CW with 4 tyroler steps; ditto CCW.
9-10 (b) Couples take waltz hold, and dance 1 chassé and 2 walking steps into the centre of the circle.
11-12 and 1 chassé and 2 walking steps backwards to place.
9-12 M take waltz hold with corner and dance 8 buzz steps on the spot CW (swing corner).
13-16 (c) All take crossed hand hold with partner, and side by side, 8 walking steps in LOD, both starting with L foot.
13-16 Without dropping hand hold, M turns R and W turns L to dance 8 walking steps in RLOD (ie CW). M finishes facing out of the circle, W facing into circle and dropping hold with L hand.
17-18 (d) Holding corner L hand in L, and beginning to the L, dance 2 tyroler steps on the spot.
19-20 W turn 1/2 turn CW on the spot with 2 tyroler steps, while M dances CW behind own partner's place, while maintaining R hand hold with partner. Finish with M facing into and W facing out of circle, and giving L hand to new corner.
21-24 All dance 4 tyroler steps on the spot, beginning to the left.
    Parts (b), (c) and (d) are the same in all sequences.
1-8 2 (a) Swing partner CW on the spot, waltz hold, 16 buzz steps.
1-8 3 (a) Swing partner CW on the spot, waltz hold, 16 buzz steps.
1-8 4 (a) Swing partner CW on the spot, waltz hold, 16 buzz steps.
1-8 5 (a) Women's back basket, CW, 16 buzz steps.
1-8 6 (a) Men's back basket, CW, 16 buzz steps.
1-8 7 (a) Women's back basket, CW, 16 buzz steps.
1-8 8 (a) Men's back basket, CW, 16 buzz steps.
1-8 9 (a) Women's back basket, CW, 16 buzz steps.
1-8 10 (a) Men's back basket, CW, 16 buzz steps.
1-8 11 (a) All couples make back basket (M arms around women's waists, W hands on M shoulders), CW, 16 buzz steps.
1-8   The dance finishes with swing your partner, 16 buzz steps CW on the spot.
    Couples do not belong together in any prescribed manner. When there are many couples, eg in part (a) of sequences 5 through 10, several smaller men's or women's circles may be formed.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Hæfte III. 5th ed. København: Foreningen til Folkdansens Fremme, 1983, pp. 22-23

Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-02-02.


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