Formation: 3 lines, numbered 1 through 3 from the front, each consisting of one M (in middle) and 2 W, one to his R (WR) and one to his L (WL). All 3 lines facing front, each line holding hands.
Steps: walk, balancé, modified östgöta step ((1) hop on both, (and) hop on R crossed in front)
Music: "La parisienne englois med 6 damer og 3 messieurs" in the Bast notebook, p. 15. [Jørgensen, Pia Brun/Brdr Basts violinbog (ISMN M-90011803-0-8, 2002?] Note that part (b) is played 3 times each time through.
Also known as: Nikongestykket
|:1-8:||1 (a)||All 3 lines 8 walking steps forward. Ditto backwards to place.
|9-16||(b)||M2 takes 2 walking steps to W3R, and the two do 3 balancés or other figuré. Take waist-shoulder or polska hold, and dance 4 modified östgöta steps CW on the spot.
Note: M2 starts with the person farthest from the front.
|9-16||M2 repeats (b) with W1L.|
|9-16||(c)||M2 with W3R and W1L do figure-8 (reel). At the same time M1 does same with W1R and W2R, and M3 with W2L and W3L. All start passing R shoulders, ie M2 to W1L, W2R to W1R, and W3L to W2L. 16 walking steps.
Note: start the figure-8 with the person you started the balancés with.
|:1-8:||2 (a)||Repeat 1 (a).|
|:9-16:||(b)||M2 repeats 1 (b) with W3L and W1R.|
|9-16||(c)||Repeat 1 (c): M2 does figure-8 with W3L and W1R. W1L does figure-8 with M1 and W2L, and W3R does figure-8 with W2R and M3.|
|:1-8:||3 (a)||Repeat 1 (a).|
|:9-16:||(b)||M2 repeats 1 (b) with W2L and W2R.|
|9-16||(c)||Repeat 1 (c): M2 does figure-8 with W2L and W2R. M1 does figure-8 with W1L and W1R, and M3 does figure-8 with W3L and W3R.|
|:1-8:||4 (a)||Repeat 1 (a).|
|:9-16:||(b)||M2 repeats 1 (b) with M3 and M1.|
|9-16||(c)||Repeat 1 (c): M2 does figure-8 with M1 and M3. W2R does figure-8 with W1R and W3R, and W2L does figure-8 with W3L and W1L.|
|The whole sequence is danced 3 times, with each male in turn dancing as M2.
Source: "Nr 13 Rigadon" arranged by Kenneth Krak, 2006. photocopy
Translation and interpretation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2011-10-18, rev. 2011-10-27
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