Lollands kontra

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>

    Dance progression
|: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 2
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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