Jydsk kontra (tretur)

Country: Bornholm, Denmark
Type: set dance
Formation: 4 couple quadrille. Couples 1 and 2 (head couples) respectively have their backs to and face the music. Couple 3 stands to R of couple 1, and couple 4 faces couple 3. W stands to R of M.
Steps: sidesteps, walk
Music: 358:418, <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-jydsk418.pdf>; (CD) Sving egen (2004 ed.) cd 2 track 4.

    Dance progression:
1-8 1 (a) All form closed circle with hands at shoulder height, and dance CW, 8 walking steps.
1-8   All turn, keep hands at shoulder height, and dance CCW, 8 walking steps.
9-12 (b) Couples 1 and 2 take front cross side hold, and cross over to opposite position, without turning, couple 1 passing through couple 2. 4 small sidesteps.
13-16   Couples 1 and 2 cross back to original place, couple 2 passing through couple 1. 4 small sidesteps.
9-16   Couples 3 and 4 repeat (b). 8 small sidesteps.
|:17-24:| (c) All dance R-hand chain around the set. Instead of taking hands in the chain, place palms together lightly, at shoulder height, alternating R to R palm, and L to L palm with each oncoming person in the chain. 16 walking steps.
    Parts (b), and (c) are the same in all sequences.
|:1-8:| 2 (a) Take R hand in R hand with own partner, and dance on the spot 8 walking steps CW, followed by 8 walking steps CCW.
|:1-8:| 3 (a) Take 2-hand hold with own partner, and dance on the spot 8 walking steps CW, followed by 8 walking steps CCW.
|:1-8:| 4 (a) All W take R-hand star [with thumb hold], and dance 8 walking steps CW, followed by 8 walking steps CCW.
|:1-8:| 5 (a) All M take 2-hand hold with opposite M [ie front basket], and dance 8 walking steps CW, followed by 8 walking steps CCW.
|:1-8:| 6 (a) All 'chase', clapping, 8 walking steps CW, followed by 8 walking steps CCW.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Gamle danse fra Bornholm. 2 opl. København: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme, 1982, pp. 48-49.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2015-10-16


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