Country: Bornholm, Denmark
Type: longways progressive set dance
Formation: couples in two lines reversed, ie M to L seen from front, W to the R
Steps: balancé, chassé, polka
Music: 358:573, <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-tantelett.pdf>
||:1-8:|||(a)||Both lines dance 8 slow balancé steps, [facing partner] and beginning with R foot.|
|9-12||(b)||M and L give R hands, and change places CW, 2 chassé steps, beginning with R foot. Maintain handhold.|
|13-16||Deep curtsey/bow to partner.|
|9-16||Repeat (b) to return to place.|
||:17-24:|||(c)||Holding inside hands, all turn away from the front, and dance 4 chassé steps forward. Turn on a 5th chassé step (M to R, W to L, [ie towards partner]), take new inside hands and dance back to place with 3 chassé steps.|
|25-32||(d)||M two by two take L hand hold (W hooking L arm in partner's R arm), and circle CCW. 4 chassé steps.|
|25-32||Couples turn CCW, without dropping hold with partner, and W two by two take R hand hold and circle CW. 4 chassé steps, to return to place.|
|33-40||(e)||Couples two by two dance R-hand chain (R hand to partner, L hand to next etc.). 4 chassé steps.|
|33-40||(f)||M two by two take L elbow hook (W hooking L arm in partner's R arm), and circle CCW. 4 chassé steps.|
|41-48||Couples turn CCW, without dropping hold with partner, and W two by two take R elbow hook and circle CW. 4 chassé steps, to return to place.|
|41-48||Couples take waltz hold, and the two couples dance 1-1/2 times around each other with 4 polka steps, so that they finish having changed places.|
|Repeat from (a) as desired.
When the dance resumes, couple 1 dances with couple 3, etc.
Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/ Gamle danse fra Bornholm. 2nd ed. København; Foreningen til Folkdansens Fremme, 1982, pp. 12-13.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville ON, 2015-08-07.
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