Spansk hopsa, Himmerland

Country: Himmerland, Denmark
Type: couple dance
Formation: any number of couples in open circle, facing in LOD, and holding inside hands.
Steps: step-hop, hopsa
Music: 358:123, <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/ho-spansk.pdf>; (CD) Rebild Spillemændene/Himmerlandsbal II track 14.

    Dance progression
1-4 (a) All dance 4 tyroler step-hops, beginning with ML/WR foot, and moving in LOD.
5-6 (b) All take waltz hold and dance 2 hopsa steps, making one CW turn, moving in LOD. Finish facing in LOD.
7-8 (c) M drops hand hold with WR hand, and both put free hand on hip. Stamp 3 times with outside foot (ML/WR).
1-8   Repeat from (a).
|:9-16:|   Repeat from (a) twice.
    Repeat from (a) as desired.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme/Gamle Himmerlands-danse. 4:e opl. København: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme, 1978, pp. 10-11.

Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2017-01-10.


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