Country: Bornholm, Denmark
Type: progressive longways set
Formation: two parallel rows of three couples each, couples 1 and 4 with backs to the front, and couples 2, 3, 5, and 6 facing front.
couple 3 O X O X 6 2 O X O X 5 1 X O X O 4 (where X=male, O=female) front
|1-4||(a)||With a clap on (1:1) W1 and W2 (and W4 and W5) change places, passing on the R, turning over R shoulder at opposite place. Simmultaneously, M1 and M2 (and M4 and M5) also change places, but passing on the L, and turning over L shoulder at opposite place, M crossing between the women. M take first step straight forward, and then pass between the two W. 4 chassé steps.|
|5-8||Repeat (a) to return to place.|
|9-12||(b)||All couples take 2-hand hold with partner (M have backs to front), and the rows change places with each other, passing CW but with no turns. Ie couple 1 changes place with couple 4, couple 2 with couple 5, etc. 8 small sidesteps.|
|13-16||Couples repeat (b), again passing CW around opposite couple, to return to place.|
|17-24||(c)||Couples 2 and 5 take R-hand star between the rows, and dance 8 chassé steps CW (2 in, 4 around, 2 to return to place).
X O \/ /\ X O (where X=male, O=female)
Meanwhile, couples 1, 3, 4, and 6 take L-hand hold with partner and dance CCW 2 full turns on the spot. 8 chassé steps.
All couples finish in place.
|25-26||(d)||Couples 1 and 2 (and couples 4 and 5) advance 4 small walking steps, finishing with a brief courtesy to opposite.|
|27-28||Couples 1 and 2 (and couples 4 and 5) retire 4 small walking steps to place.|
|27-28||Couples 1 and 2 (and couples 4 and 5) again advance. Couples 2 and 5 make an arch and couples 1 and 4 pass under the arch and stop in front of couples 3 and 6 respectively. 8 small walaking steps.
Couples 2 and 5 turn CCW on the spot, to face down the set. 4 walking steps.
|When the dance begins again, from (a), couples 1 and 3 and 4 and 6 change places. It is always the middle couples that form the R-hand star, while end couples take L-hand hold with own partner. And it is always the couples dancing towards the front that make the arch.|
|Repeat from (a) as desired.|
Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Gamle danse fra Bornholm. 2nd ed. 1982, pp. 29-31.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-04-17
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