Den halve kæde (per John Madsen)

Country: Slagelseegnen, Denmark
Type: set dance
Formation: sets of 2 couples facing with man on woman's left
Steps: buzz, two-step, walk
Music: 358:303; <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-halvkzde.pdf>; (LP) Mikkelsen, Verner Village folk dances (Folk Fun 95861 V.M.) track A8, 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) Buzz steps CW in ring formation [closed circle] (16 steps.
Finish with couples facing and partners' inside hands joined.
5-6 (b) Couples move forward and pass with 1 two-step and 3 light stamps, couple 1 passing under the arch formed by couple 2.
7-8   Repeat (b), moving backward to position, couple 2 passing under the arch formed by couple 1.
9-12 (c) Grand chain once around (4 changes), walking step.
5-12   Repeat (b) and (c). The second couple passing under the arch first.
    Parts (b) and (c) are repeated after each part (a).
|:1-4:| 2 (a) Partners turn in swing position with buzz steps.
|:1-4:| (a) [Handwritten note by Frank Grose (?):
Circle CW clapping in 2 [unreadable] formation.]
|:1-4:| 3 (a) Family circle with waist grasp CW with buzz steps.
|:1-4:| 4 (a) Repeat 2 (a).

Source: Bryans, Helen L. and John Madsen Scandinavian dances. Book I. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Co. Ltd., 1942. p. 29
Html: Laine Ruus, Oakville ON, 2017-07-24.


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