Sekstur, Nordfyn

Country: Denmark
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.
Steps: buzz, chassé, walk
Music: 358:99, <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-seksturnof.pdf>
|:1-8:| 1 (a) All couples form closed circle and dance CW, 8 chassé steps.
9-16 (b) Couples 1 and 2, holding inside hands, dance 1 chassé step towards each other (start with L foot), take waltz hold with opposite, and dance 2 times round on the spot with 6 buzz steps, drop hold and return to place.
9-16 Couples 3 and 4 repeat (b).
|:17-24:| (c) All couples right-hand chain, 16 walking steps, to finish in place.
    Parts (b) and (c) are the same in all sequences.
|:1-8:| 2 (a) Swing partner on the spot. Waltz hold. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 3 (a) Swing partner on the spot. Waltz hold. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 4 (a) Swing partner on the spot. Waltz hold. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 5 (a) W1 and W2 take two-hand hold. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 6 (a) W3 and W4 take two-hand hold. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 7 (a) M1 and M2 take two-hand hold. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 8 (a) M3 and M4 take two-hand hold. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 9 (a) Women's back basket. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 10 (a) Men's back basket. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 11 (a) All couples closed circle. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 12 (a) Swing partner, waltz hold. 16 buzz steps CW.
    The dance finishes with the chain at the end of sequence 12.
    For the purposes of Nordlek 2012, only sequences 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be done, and the dance will finish with the chain at the end of sequence 8.

Note: see video prepared for Nordlek 2012.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Gamle danse fra Fyn og Øerne. 4th ed. København: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme, 1984, pp. 29-30
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-01-08


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