Totur fra Kjøng

Country: Præstø, Denmark
Type: set dance
Formation: any number of couples in four lines, forming a large square. Lines 1 and 2 have backs to or face music, lines 3 and 4 face each other on the sides.
Steps: buzz, step-hop, walk
Music: 358:212; CD Sving egen I (2004 ed.) track 6, Samsø Folkedansere - free download track 4.

    Dance progression
|:1-8:| 1 (a) All form closed circle. Dance 8 walking steps CW (1-8), and 8 walking steps CCW (1-8). Finish in original separate lines in a large square.
9-16 1 (b) Lines 1 and 2 advance with 4 step-hops (9-12), and retire with 4 step-hops (13-16).
9-16   Lines 3 and 4 repeat (b).
|:9-16:|   Part (b) is the same in all sequences.
|:1-8:| 2 (a) All take waltz hold or 2-hand hold with partner, and dance 16 buzz steps on the spot. Finish in original separate lines in a large square.
|:1-8:| 3 (a) All take waltz hold or 2-hand hold with partner, and dance 16 buzz steps on the spot.Finish in original separate lines in a large square.
|:1-8:| 4 (a) All take waltz hold or 2-hand hold with partner, and dance 16 buzz steps on the spot. Finish in original separate lines in a large square.
|:1-8:| 5 (a) All W form small closed circles, and dance 16 buzz steps on the spot. Finish in original separate lines in a large square.
|:1-8:| 6 (a) All M form small closed circles, and dance 16 buzz steps on the spot. Finish in original separate lines in a large square.
|:1-8:| 7 (a) The dance finishes with all couples taking waltz hold or 2-hand hold with partner, and dancing 16 buzz steps on the spot.

Based on: Eliasen, John / Sving egen! 40 danske folkedanse. 3 opl. s.l.: Danske Folkedansere mm, 1988. p.31.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2017-05-12


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