Totur, Thy

Country: Thy, Denmark
Type: set dance
Formation: 2 couples, facing
Steps: buzz, trippetrin, walk
Music: 358:184, <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/tu-thy020.pdf>

|:1-8:| 1 (a) Big circle, w-hold, 16 walking steps CW.
 9-10 (b) Two-hand hold with partner, both couples dance 1 trippetrin away from each other, beginning with MR/WL foot,
11-12 and 1 trippetrin towards each other,
13-14 and 1 trippetrin away from each other,
15-16 and 1 trippetrin towards each other.
9-10 Take 2-hand hold with opposite, and starting with ML/WR foot, the two couples dance 1 trippetrin away from each other,
11-12 and 1 trippetrin towards each other,
13-14 and 1 trippetrin away from each other,
15-16 and 1 trippetrin towards each other.
  Part (b) is the same in all sequences.
|:1-8:| 2 (a) Swing partner, waltz hold, 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 3 (a) Swing partner, waltz hold, 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 4 (a) Right hand star. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 5 (a) Two-hand star, 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 6 (a) Back basket hold. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:| 7 (a) Circle. 16 buzz steps CW.
|:1-8:|   The dance finishes with swinging own partner on the spot, waltz hold, 16 buzz steps CW.

Note: this is part of a sequence of dances that were always danced one after the other. The sequence consists of: totur, tretur, firetur, halvfemtetur, femtur, tolvtur, and Dronningens livstykke.

Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Gamle danse fra Mors og Thy. 4th ed. København: Foreningen til Folkdansens Fremme, 1985, pp. 38-39
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2011-10-19, rev. 2015-08-15


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