Polskdans

Country: Ølgod, Denmark
Type: mixer
Formation: any number of couples in closed circle.
Steps: hopsa, polka, walk
Music: 358:617 <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/po-polskdans.pdf>; (CD) Holstebro Folkedanserforening Folkedans med Arne Bech track 21.

    Dance progression
1-8 (a) All circle CW, 8 hopsa steps.
1-8   All circle CCW, 8 hopsa steps.
9-16 (b) All take R-hand hold with partner, and turn twice round on the spot, 8 hopsa steps.
9-16   All take L-hand hold with new partner (M moving CCW, W moving CW), and turn 1-1/2 time round on the spot, 8 hopsa steps. On the last step, M turns 1/2 turn CCW to finish on new partner's L side.
|:17-24:| (c) All take side-car position with new partner (M: R arm around W's waist, W: L hand on M's R shoulder), all begin with outside (ML/WR) foot and promenade 16 slow walking steps [in LOD].
|:25-32:| (d) All take waltz hold, and dance 16 lively [turning] polka steps, turning CW and moving CCW in the circle.
    Repeat from (a) as desired.
With each repeat, M move one place CCW, W move one place CW in the circle, in the middle of (b).
    Final repeat:
|:1-8:| (a) All form closed circle, and dance CW and CCW, 16 hopsa steps.
|:9-16:| (a) All take waltz hold with current partner, and dance 16 hopsa steps in LOD.


Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Gamle danse fra Hardsyssel. 2:a opl. København: Foreningen til Folkdansens Fremme, 1998, pp. 40-41.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2015-08-12


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