Menuet fra Fynske bondedanse

Country: southwest Fyn, Denmark
Type: progressive longways set for 2 couples in a set of as many as may.
Formation: longways set, M to the R (as seen from the front), W to the left. [Couples are numbered 1, 2, etc from the top of the set (closest to the music].
Step: menuet: step R (1:1) close L (1:2) L (1:3) R (2:1) L (2:2) close R (2:3)
Music: minuet with appropriate number of bars and structure.

    Dance progression:
1-8 (a) M1 and W2 advance towards each other with 1 minuet step (1-2), take R-hands and dance 2 minuet steps one full turn (3-6), and retire to place with 1 minuet step (7-8).
1-8   M2 and W1 repeat (a).
9-18 (b) M1 and W1 cross over, and cast off behind couple 2 with 2 minuet steps (9-12). [Couple 2 moves up.]
M1 and W1 take R-hand hold and dance 2 minuet steps half-way round CW (13-16), and retire to couple 2's place, one minuet step (17-18).
Note: couple 1 has now progressed.
9-18   Couples 1 and 2 make a closed circle, dance 4 minuet steps [CW] (9-16), and retire to place with one minuet step (17-18).
    The dance repeats from (a) as desired.
Note: At the next repeat, couple 1 dances with couple 3, etc.

Provenance: taught at Bjerringbro 2014 by Anette Bech-Dalstrup.
Printed source: De Fynske bondedans Årslev: De Fynske, 1990. p.18.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2014-09-09, rev. 2019-07-02


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