Den halve kæde

Country: Slagelseegnen, Denmark
Type: set dance
Formation: sets of 2 couples. Couple 1 stands with back to music, couple 2 faces couple 1.
Steps: buzz, walk
Music: 358:303; <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-halvkzde.pdf>; (LP) Spillemandslauget Tramp Opkald (SLP1713); (cassette) Danske Folkedanseres Spillemandskreds Folkedans for begyndere; (CD) Holstebro Folkedanserforning Folkedans med Arne Bech track 13, Råbergs Spillemandskvartet Gammeldavs aften med ... track 11, Sving egen v. 2004, vol. 2, track 7, Trunderup Spillemændene Dansk spillemandsmusik II (CSCD 45062) track 4

Bars Sequence Dance progression
|:1-4:| 1 (a) All circle CW, 16 buzz steps.
Finish facing opposite couple. Couple standing with back to music is couple 1. M holds W's L hand in his R [holding inside hands].
5-6 (b) Arches: The couples change places by couple 2 (facing music) making an arch under which couple 1 passes. 4 walking steps.
7-8   Once through the arch, couple 1 makes an arch, and both couple dance backwards to original places, couple 2 passing under the arch.
M2 with 2 walking steps and 3 stamps, remaining dancers with 4 walking steps.
9-12 (c) R-hand chain, once around, 8 walking steps.
5-12   Repeat (b) and (c). Couple 1 makes the first arch.
    Parts (b) and (c) are the same in all sequences.
|:1-4:| 2 (a) Swing partner, waltz hold, CW, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-4:| 3 (a) Swing partner, waltz hold, CW, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-4:| 4 (a) Back basket (Women's arms on men's shoulders) CW, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-4:| 4 (a) Back basket (Women's arms on men's shoulders) CW, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-4:| (a) Dance finishes with swing partner, 16 buzz steps. Sometimes, in the back basket, the women are made to 'fly'. If so, hold is changed so that M1 holds both women about the waist, while M2 grasps M1's elbows.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/ Gamle danse fra Sjælland. 4 oplag. København; Foreningen til Folkdansens Fremme, 1998, pp. 66-67.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville ON, 2017-07-24.


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