Sekstur II, Vendsyssel

Country: Vendsyssel, 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. W stands to R of M.
Steps: buzz, walk
Music: 358:395; CD Sving egen (2004 ed.) cd number 2, track 2.

    Dance progression
1-8 1 (a) All couples form closed circle. 16 walking steps CW.
1-8   Couples maintain closed circle and dance 16 walking steps CCW.
9-16 (b) All W walk once CW around the set, passing in front of own partner, behind next M, in front of third M, and behind fourth M, and finish in original place. 16 walking steps.
9-16   All M repeat (b), but begin by passing behind corner (ie W on man's L), in front of second W, behind third W, in front of own partner, and turn around L shoulder to finish in original place. 16 walking steps.
17-24 (c) All couples take waltz hold and dance 16 buzz steps on the spot.
    Parts (b) and (c) are the same in all sequences.
|:1-8:| 2 (a) Women's R-hand star. 32 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 3 (a) Men's R-hand star. 32 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 4 (a) Couples 1 and 2 take back basket hold (W arms on men's shoulders, M arms around women's waists). 32 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 5 (a) Couples 3 and 4 repeat (4 (a)). 32 buzz steps CW.
    The dance finishes at part 5 (c).

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Gamle danse fra Vendsyssel og Læsø. 2nd ed. København: Foreningen til Folkdansens Fremme, 1982, pp. 30-31.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-04-24.


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