Polka-to

Country: Kollemorten, Denmark
Type: mixer
Formation: any number of couples facing, in open circle, M facing in LOD, W facing in RLOD..
Steps: chassé, polka
Music: 358:144; (LP) Gammeldavs aften med Råbergs spillemandskvartet (EMI Odeon BOK 2).

    Dance progression
1-4 (a) All dance in LOD, W backwards and M forwards, with 4 chassées [beginning with L foot]. Meanwhile, all "play with golden apples", one cast per chassé, beginning with R hands. On the last chassé, M turns over L shoulder, W over R shoulder, to face corner.
5-8 (b) All dance 4 chassées with corner, M dancing backwards in LOD, W forwards, and "playing with golden apples" as before.
9-16 (c) All take waltz hold with corner, and dance 8 polka steps, turning CW and moving in LOD. This person is now the new partner.
1-4 (a) Repeat (a) with new partner.
5-8 (b) Repeat (b) with new corner.
9-16 (c) Repeat (c) with new corner.
    Repeat from (a) as desired.
With each repeat, M move one place CW, W move one place CCW in the circle.


Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Legestuen. 5:e opl. København: Foreningen til Folkdansens Fremme, 1983, p. 28.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2014-01-24


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