Kontra otte, Møn

Country: Møn, Denmark
Formation: set dance
Formation: 4 couple quadrille. Couples 1 and 2 (head couples) have respectively their backs to and facing the music. Couples 3 and 4 (side couples) stand respectively to the R of couples 1 and 2.
Steps: hopsa, tyrolertrin
Music: 358:206, <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-kontraotte.pdf>

    Dance progression
1-16 1 (a) All form closed circle and dance CW, once around the set, 16small steps.
17-20 (b) Couples 1 and 2, holding inside hands, bent arms and beginning swinging towards the centre of the set, advance with 4 tyrolertrin (hopsa rhythm).
21-24   Couples 1 and 2 retire, backwards, with 4 tyrolertrin.
25-32   Couples 1 and 2 take waltz hold and dance hopsa, turning CW and moving CCW around the opposite couple, back to place. 8 hopsa steps.
17-32   Couples 3 and 4 repeat (b).
    Part (b) is the same in all sequences.
1-16 2 (a) All couples take waltz hold and dance hopsa moving CCW once around the set and back to place, 16 hopsa steps.
1-16 3 (a) All couples take waltz hold and dance hopsa moving CCW once around the set and back to place, 16 hopsa steps.
1-16 4 (a) Women's R-hand star, moving CW once around the set and back to place, 16 hopsa steps.
1-16 5 (a) Men's R-hand star, moving CW once around the set and back to place, 16 hopsa steps.
1-16 6 (a) Women's L-hand star, moving CCW once around the set and back to place, 16 hopsa steps.
1-16 7 (a) Men's L-hand star, moving CCW once around the set and back to place, 16 hopsa steps.
1-16 8 (a) Women's back basket, moving CW once around the set and back to place, 16 hopsa steps.
1-16 9 (a) Men's back basket, moving CW once around the set and back to place, 16 hopsa steps.
1-16 10 (a) All couples form closed circle and dance hopsa moving CW once around the set and back to place, 16 hopsa steps.
1-16   The dance finishes with all couples dancing hopsa moving CCW around the dance floor, 16 hopsa steps.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme Gamle danse fra Møn. 4 opl. København, 1983 pp. 26-27.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2017-01-13


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