Country: Lolland, Denmark
Type: set dance/mixer
Formation: 8-10 couples in a closed circle. W facing out, M facing into circle.
Steps: buzz, reverse buzz, walk, waltz
Music: 358:461; <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-lollandskontra.pdf>
||:1-4:|||1 (a)||All couples dance 16 buzz steps CW, M with regular buzz steps, W with reverse buzz steps.|
|5||(b)||In closed circle, all stamp 3 times (M:L R L; W:R L R) [with nod to corner].|
|6||All stamp 3 times (M:R L R; W:L R L) [with nod to partner].|
|7-8||Holding R-hands with partner, dance 1/2 turn CW with 4 walking steps, and reform the closed circle. M are now facing out of the circle and W facing in.|
|5-8||All couples repeat (1 b).|
||:9-12:|||(c)||M drop handhold with corner, all M dance in front of partner and past her to an outer circle [ie maintaining R-hand hold with partner, continue turning CW, through original place, and continuing half-way CW into outside circle], moving CCW with walking steps, arms folded on chest, around the set to meet partner.
Meanwhile, all W in an inner circle walk CW, hands on hips. 16 walking steps.
Finish in waltz hold with partner [turning 1/4 turn CW].
If done with fewer than 8 or more than 10 couples, stop at 7th person met, including original partner, and dance part (d) with new partner.
||:13-16:|||(d)||All dance turning waltz, around the set. [M dances 1st waltz step backwards in LOD.]|
|Parts (b), (c) and (d) are as above in all sequences.|
||:1-4:|||2 (a)||All W form closed circle and dance CW. 16 buzz steps.|
||:1-4:|||3 (a)||All M form closed circle and dance CW. 16 buzz steps.|
||:1-4:|||4 (a)||All W form closed circle and dance CW. 16 buzz steps.|
||:1-4:|||5 (a)||All M form R-hand star. 16 buzz steps CW.|
||:1-4:|||6 (a)||All couples form a closed circle. 16 buzz steps CW.|
||:1-4:|||The dance finishes with all couples in waltz hold, swinging partner CW on the spot, 16 buzz steps.|
See also YouTube videos 1 and
For Nordlek 2018, only sequences 1(a), 2(a), 3(a) and finish are danced.
Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Legestuen. 5:e opl. København: Foreningen til Folkdansens Fremme, 1983, pp. 43-44.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2017-09-25, rev. 2017-11-01.
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