Den toppede høne, Thy

Country: Thy, Denmark
Formation: 4 couple quadrille.
Steps: buzz, walk
Music: 358:190, <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-toppethy.pdf>; (CDs) Kom lad os danse track 20, Kredsen runt II track 23, Ramsø Spillemandslaug Ramsø favoritter track 3, Spillemandslauget Tramp track 2, Sving egen I (2004) track 15.

    Dance progression
|:1-8:| 1 (a) All couples form closed circle and dance once round CW 16 walking steps.
|:9-16:| (b) All take front basket hold (right arm over, left arm under), and dance twice round CW, 16 buzz steps.
|:17-24:| (c) All dance R-hand chain, 16 walking steps
    Parts (b) and (c) are the same in all sequences.
|:1-8:| 2 (a) All take waltz hold with partner and dance on the spot (swing your partner), 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 3 (a) All W take R-hand star (R-hand on R neighbour's R wrist, L hand on L neighbour's upper arm) and dance CW, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 4 (a) All M take R-hand star (R-hand on R neighbour's R wrist, L hand on L neighbour's upper arm) and dance CW, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 5 (a) All W take front basket hold and dance CW, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 6 (a) All M take front basket hold and dance CW, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 7 (a) All W take waist hold and dance CW, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 8 (a) All M take waist hold and dance CW, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 9 (a) All form closed circle (M arms around women's waists, W hands on men's shoulder) and dance CW, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:|   The dance finishes with all taking waltz hold with partner and dancing on the spot (swing your partner), 16 buzz steps.

See also YouTube video.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme Gamle danse fra Mors og Thy. 4 opl. København: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme, 1985, pp. 55-56.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2017-05-29


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