Skift så, Vesteregnen

Country: Denmark
Formation: 4 couples in an L-hand star, M on the inside with R arm around partner's waist. W's L hand on partner's R shoulder.
Steps: run, step-hop, hopsa
Music:

1-2 (a) Star moves CCW, 6 small running steps. On the last two beats, all sing "skift så". M drop partnerr, who waits on the spot while the men continue forward to the next W with 2 small running steps. M scoop up next W. I.e. M1 now dances with W3, M2 with W4, M3 with W2 and M4 with W1.
3-4 The star continues CCW with 6 small running steps. On the last 2 beats, repeat the partner change above. I.e. M1 now dances with W2, M2 with W1, M3 with W4 and M4 with W3.
1-2 The star continues CCW with 6 small running steps. On the last 2 beats, repeat the partner change above. I.e. M1 now dances with W4, M2 with W3, M3 with W1 and M4 with W2.
3-4 The star continues CCW with 8 small running steps.
5-8 (b) M drop star hand hold, W turn 1/2 turn CCW (to the L) give $ hand to own partner, and all chain to first meeting with own partner. M start with L and W with R foot. 8 step-hops.
5-8 (c) Couples with waltz hold. 8 hopsa steps CCW in the circle.

Note:
Thise dance was normally done after Sløjfen, if the dancers clapped hard enough to request it.

Source: Nielsen, Bent Chr. m.fl. Vesterregnens gamle danse. s.l.: Skjern-Egvad Museumsforening, 1982 p.37
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2011-12-12


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