Kliplev marked

Country: Agerskov & Varnæs, Sønderjylland, Denmark
Formation: circle mixer
Formation: any number of couples in an open circle, arm in arm, facing in LOD.
Steps: walk, polka
Music: 358:304; <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-kliplevmarked.pdf>

    Dance progression
1-8 (a) Beginning with outside foot (ML/WR), all walk CCW around the circle. 16 walking steps.
1-8   All continue walking CCW around the circle. On the 12th step, M stops, while W continues walking forwards to next M with 4 walking steps.
|:9-16:| (b) All take waltz hold with new partner, and dance polka, turning CW while moving CCW around the circle. 16 polka steps.
    Repeat from (a) as desired.

The dance was originally described by Andreas Otterstrøm around 1932, from informant Peter N. Jessen, Hellevad. The music was transcribed by Jessen's nephew Andreas Jessen. The dance was also described by Johannes Egedal, who wrote that on the approach of the new partner, the man would shout "godt køb" [trans: "a good purchase"]. The tune is originally an old British folksong entitled "Davy Nick Nack".

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme Gamle sønderjyske danse. 2 udg. København, 2007 p. 26.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2017-01-17


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