Rygværk, Odsherred

Country: Odsherred, Denmark
Type: set dance
Formation: 4 couple quadrille. Head couples (couples 1 and 2) respectively have their backs to or face the music. Couple 3 stands on the side to the right of couple 1, and couple 4 faces couple 3. W stands to R of M.
Steps: buzz, reverse buzz, walk
Music: 358:281; Skævingekvartetten Gamle danse fra Sjælland I track 7.

    Dance progression
|:1-8:| 1 (a) All couples form closed circle. and dance 16 buzz steps CW.
9-16 (b) Couples 1 and 2 take waltz hold, and dance on the spot 6 buzz steps followed by 3 stamps, during which the W are placed in the centre of the circle, back to back.
9-16   Couples 3 and 4 repeat (1 b).
17-24 (c) All 4 M dance 4 walking steps CW, beginning with R foot, and clapping on each step, around the women to the opposite place. Take waltz hold with opposite W, and dance 1-1/2 times round with 4 buzz steps. Finish with all M in the centre, back to back.
17-24   All 4 W dance 4 walking steps CW, beginning with R foot, and clapping on each step, around the men to the opposite place. Take waltz hold with partner, and dance 1-3/4 times round with 4 buzz steps. All finish opposite the position in which they started.
|:25-32:| (d) All dance R-hand chain once round the set. 16 walking steps.
    NB. couples trade places with opposite couple at the end of part (c) in each sequence.
Part (b): couples 3 and 4 begin part (b) in sequences 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. Couples 1 and 2 begin part (b) in all other sequences.
Parts (c) and (d) are the same in all sequences.
|:1-8:| 2 (a) Couples 1 and 2 swing partner on the spot. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 3 (a) Couples 3 and 4 swing partner on the spot. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 4 (a) Couples 1 and 2 take R-hand star. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 5 (a) Couples 3 and 4 take R-hand star. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 6 (a) Couples 1 and 2 take front basket hold. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 7 (a) Couples 3 and 4 take front basket hold. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 8 (a) Couples 1 and 2 form a closed circle. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 9 (a) Couples 3 and 4 form a closed circle. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 10 (a) Couples 1 and 2 take back basket hold. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 11 (a) Couples 3 and 4 take back basket hold. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 12 (a) All 4 couples form a circle circle. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 13 (a) All 4 couples form a closed circle, facing outwards. 16 reverse buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 14 (a) All 4 couples take back basket hold. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:|   The dance finishes with all 4 couples in waltz hold, swinging partner on the spot, with 16 buzz steps.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Gamle danse fra Sjælland. 4:e opl. København: Foreningen til Folkdansens Fremme, 1998, pp. 12-14.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2014-09-09.


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