Totur, Hanemose

Country: Lolland, Denmark Type: set dance
Formation: any number of couples in a closed circle. If more than 10 couples, M and W circles (sequences 4 through 9) are danced as several smaller circles.
Steps: buzz step, chassé, walk
Music: 358:163, <http://www.viborgspillefolk.dk/photogallery/images/nr27.jpg>

    Dance progression
|:1-8:| 1 (a) In closed circle, all dance 8 walking steps CW in large circle. Ditto CCW.
 9-12 1 (b) All M step in and turn to face partner, so they have backs to the centre of the circle, with W facing into circle.
All begin with L foot, dance 1 chassé and 2 walking steps to their left (M CCW and W CW), and with a stamp on the second walking step.
13-16 All dance 1 chassé and 2 walking steps to their right (M CW and W CCW), finishing with a light stamp on the last walking step.
 9-16 Repeat (b).
|:1-8:| 2 (a) Swing partner, waltz hold, CW on the spot, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 3 (a) Swing partner, waltz hold, CW on the spot, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 4 (a) Women's circle, CW on the spot, 16 buzz steps. M step out and face into the circle.
|:1-8:| 5 (a) Men's circle, CW on the spot, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 6 (a) Women's circle, CW on the spot, 16 buzz steps. M step out and face into the circle.
|:1-8:| 7 (a) Men's circle, CW on the spot, 16 buzz steps.
|:1-8:| 8 (a) Women's circle, CW on the spot, 16 buzz steps. M step out and face into the circle.
|:1-8:| 9 (a) Men's circle, CW on the spot, 16 buzz steps.
    Part (b) is the same in all sequences.
|:1-8:|   Dance finishes with swing partner, waltz hold, CW on the spot, 16 buzz steps.

Note: documented by Erik Jensen based on former coachman Carl Henriksen, Hanemose. The dance was danced at Idalund manor, near Grænge.

Translator's note: normally danced as part of a set of dances immediately followed by tretur fra Hanemose, and a firtur/firetur such as firetur fra Vålse.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Gamle danse fra Lolland-Falster. 2nd ed. 1996, p.45-46
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2011-10-15, rev. 2015-09-09


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