Napoleon

Country: Randers, Denmark
Type: couple dance
Formation: any number of couples in an open circle. Two-hand hold with partner, M with back to centre, W facing centre.
Steps: hopsa, tyrolerhopsa, sidestep
Music: 358:239 ♩=152

    Dance progression
1-4 (a) All dance 4 sidesteps moving in LOD.
5-8   Stand facing partner. Clap own hands (5), clap partners R hand with own R hand (&), clap own hands (6), clap partner's L hand with own L hand (&), clap own hands (7), and partner's both hands (&), and finally own hands again (8).
1-4   All take two-hand hold with partner and dance 4 sidesteps back in RLOD.
5-8   Repeat claps as above.
|:9-16:| (b) Dance tyrolerhopsa moving in LOD.
    Repeat from (a) as long as the musicians are willing to play.
     
    Note: a somewhat simplified version in FFF's Folkedanse for børn has one polka step forwards and one polka step backwards for bars 1-4.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme Gamle danse fra Randersegnen. 4 oplag. København: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme, 1997. pp. 16-17
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-05-30, rev. 2014-01-20


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