Country: Mandø, Denmark
Type: set dance
Formation: 3 couples in a longways set, couple 1 facing couples 2 and 3. All 3 couples have W standing on Ms R side.
couple 1 O X couple 2 X O couple 3 X O (where X=male, O=female)
||:1-4:|,5-12||Couple 1 crosses in front of couple 2, again between couples 2 and 3, and again behind couple 3. W always crosses in front of partner. 8 chassé steps. Couple 1 then takes waltz hold and dances up as couple 3.
Meanwhile, couples 2 and 3 take waltz hold and dance 8 polka steps turning CW and moving up towards couple 1's place. Once each couple reaches couple 1's place, they begin crossing as above, to finish as couple 3 again.
Note: when the dance starts, couple 2 waits 4 bars before beginning to dance up the set with 4 polka steps. This happens only the first time through.
|All 3 couples must keep an eye on the relative locations of each of the other couples, the dance can progress smoothly.|
|After the leader calls "Last time", all couples dance out around the room wither with polka steps, or two polka steps followed by 4 pivot steps, repeat.|
Source: Danske Folkedanseres Spillemandskreds Danse fra vestkysten: melodier og danse. s.l.: Spillemandskredsens Forlag, 2000. pp. 13-14.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-02-08
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