Jødetur, Halsnæs

Country: Sjælland, Denmark
Type: set dance
Formation: any number of couples is closed circle; 8 couples fits best. W stands to M's right.
Steps: buzz, reverse buzz, walk
Music: 358:298, <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-jzzdeturhalsnzs.pdf>; (CD) Sving egen (2004 ed.) cd 2 track 20.

    Dance progression:
|:1-8:| 1 (a) All form closed circle, and dance CW, 16 buzz steps.
9-16 (b) All W form closed circke, and dance CW, 8 buzz steps.
Meanwhile, all M form closed circle outside circle of women, and dance CCW 8 reverse buzz steps.
9-16   Both circles change direction, so that the circle of women dances CCW with 8 reverse buzz steps, while the M dance CW with 8 regular buzz steps.
17-24 (c) M swing joined arms over women's heads, to form basket, and all dance CW, 8 buzz steps.
17-24   The basket now reverses direction, and dances CCW, 8 reverse buzz steps. As the basket changes direction, the men swing their arms back over the women's heads, and the women swing their arms backwards over the men's heads to form a back basket, without dropping handholds.
|:25-32:| (d) All R-hand chain to first meeting with own partner. If there are many couples, the music should 'plink' sufficient times that one can reach one's own partner. (If the circle is very large, or smaller than 8 couples, chain to person number 9, who then becomes one's new partner.)
    Parts (b), (c) and (d) are the same in all sequences.
|:1-8:| 2 (a) Swing partner on the spot, waltz hold, 16 buzz steps.
    Repeat sequence (2 a) in all subsequent sequences.
    The dance finishes with swinging own partner, waltz hold, 16 buzz steps.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Gamle danse fra Sjælland. 4 opl. København: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme, 1998, pp. 54-56.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2015-10-16


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