Hjerter-to, Odsherred

Country: Odsherred, Sjælland, Denmark
Formation: 4 couple quadrille. Head couples (couples 1 and 2) respectively have their backs to or face the music. Couple 3 stands on the side to the right of couple 1, and couple 4 faces couple 3. W stands to R of M.
Type: set dance
Steps: buzz, chassé, polka, walk
Music: 358:282; CD Kredsen rundt cd number 1, track 21.

    Dance progression
|:1-8:| 1 (a) All form closed circle. 16 buzz steps CW.
9-16 (b) Couples 1 and 2 take crossed two-hand hold position with thumb hold, hands and elbows held tightly to body, and dance 4 polka steps CCW around opposite couple to return to place.
9-16   Couples 3 and 4 repeat (b).
NB: Couples 3 and 4 begin (b) in sequences 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10. Couples 1 and 2 begin (b) in all other sequences.
|:17-24:| (c) All dance R-hand chain once around the set. 14 walking steps followed by 3 running steps with a stamp on each one.
25-32 (d) All take crossed two-hand hold with partner and dance CCW around the set with 4 chassées (W backwards and beginning with R foot; M forwards and beginning with L foot). Meanwhile all "play with golden apples". Finish by turning over ML/WR shoulder to face corner.
33-40   Take waltz hold with corner, and swing on the spot. 8 buzz steps [two full turns, to finish with M facing CW around the set, and W facing CCW].
25-32   All take crossed two-hand hold with corner and dance CW around the set back to place with 4 chassées (W backwards and beginning with R foot; M forwards and beginning with L foot). Meanwhile all "play with golden apples" as above. Finish by turning over MR/WL shoulder to face partner.
33-40   Take waltz hold with partner, and swing on the spot. 8 buzz steps [two full turns].
    Parts (c) and (d) are the same in all sequences, except the final sequence.
|:1-8:| 2 (a) Couples 1 and 2 swing partner on the spot. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 3 (a) Couples 3 and 4 swing partner on the spot. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 4 (a) Couples 1 and 2 take R-hand star and dance CW. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 5 (a) Couples 3 and 4 take R-hand star and dance CW. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 6 (a) Couples 1 and 2 take two-hand star (ie front basket) and dance CW. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 7 (a) Couples 3 and 4 take two-hand star (ie front basket) and dance CW. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 8 (a) Couples 1 and 2 form closed circle and dance CW. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 9 (a) Couples 3 and 4 form closed circle and dance CW. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 10 (a) Couples 1 and 2 take back basket hold and dance CW. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 11 (a) Couples 3 and 4 take back basket hold and dance CW. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 12 (a) All couples form closed circle and dance CW. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 13 (a) All couples form closed circle facing out of the set, and dance CW. 16 reverse buzz steps (ie moving to R).
|:1-8:| 14 (a) All couples form back basket and dance CW. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 15 (a) The dance finishes with swing partner on the spot. 16 buzz steps.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Gamle danse fra Sjælland. 4:e opl. København: Foreningen til Folkdansens Fremme, 1998, pp. 14-16.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2014-01-24.


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