Kristianiavals

Country: Denmark
Formation: any number of couples in a closed circle.
Type: mixer
Steps: side-step, waltz
Music: <http://hds.oocystis.dk/wordpress/?p=459> or any moderate tempo waltz with right structure.

    Dance progression
|:1-8:| (a) Beginning with ML/WR foot, dance 1 waltz step forward (towards centre of circle) (1), one waltz step backwards (out of centre of circle) (2).
M dance 2 waltz steps on the spot, while leading W on his L side to his R side. W passes in front of and facing M on first waltz step turning one half turn CW (3) and then one half turn CW into place to M's right side on 2nd waltz step (4).
Repeat 3 times. Person on MR/WL's side after 4th iteration is new partner.
9 (b) With M facing LOD and W facing RLOD, take two-hand hold with new partner. Beginning with ML/WR foot, take one sidestep towards centre of circle.
10   Beginning with MR/WL foot, take one side-step away from centre of circle.
11-12   Drop handhold, and beginning with ML/WR foot, dance 2 waltz steps on the spot, M turning CCW, W turning CW (ie away from partner).
13   Resume two-hand hold with partner, and beginning with MR/WL foot, take one sidestep away from centre of circle.
14   Beginning with ML/WR foot, take one side-step towards centre of circle.
15-16   Drop handhold, and beginning with MR/WL foot, dance 2 waltz steps on the spot, M turning CW, W turning CCW.
9-10   Resume two-hand hold with partner, and beginning with ML/WR foot, dance two sidesteps towards centre of circle.
11-12   And with opposite footwork, dance two sidesteps away from centre of circle.
13-16   Take waltz hold with partner, and dance turning waltz, moving in LOD, 4 waltz steps.
    Repeat from (a) as desired.

Source: as danced by the Danish Folk Dancers, Toronto, ON
Description: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-09-13, rev. 2013-05-25


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