Kontrasejre, Rødding

Country: Rødding (?), Sønderjylland, 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.
Steps: hopsa, step hop, tyrolerhopsa
Music:

|:1-8:| 1 (a) All couples form closed circle and dance CCW [sic], 8 step hops. Stamp on last beat. Dance 8 step hops CW [sic].
9-12 (b) Couples 1 and 2, with open waist-shoulder hold, dance 4 step hops towards each other, while turning 2 complete turns CCW (M backwards, W forwards).
13-16 Couple 1 passes under an arch formed by couple 2. 2 hopsa steps.
Couple 2 passes under an arch formed by couple 1 and both couples return to place. 2 hopsa steps.
9-16 Couples 3 and 4 repeat (b).
17-24 (c) Couples 1 and 2, with open waist-shoulder hold, advance, M take L-elbow hook turn full turn CCW, and retire to place. 8 hopsa steps.
17-24   Couples 3 and 4 repeat.
|:25-32:| (d) All couples dance tyrolerhopsa CCW around set, M starting with L, W with R foot. 4 tyrolerhopsa followed by 4 step-hops with waltz hold. Repeat to place.
    Parts (b), (c) and (d) are the same in all sequences.
|:1-8:| 2 (a) Hopsa with partner, CW on the spot. 16 hopsa steps.
|:1-8:| 3 (a) Girls' mill or boys' mill or big mill [sic], ie L-hand star.

Source: Village folk dancers: Scandinavian dances music by Verner Mikkelsen, instructions noted by Margaret & Carson Whelan as learned from John Madsen many years ago. [mimeog.] [Toronto, ON]: s.n., n.d.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-02-02, rev. 2012-08-03


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