Totur, Vejle

Country: Denmark
Formation: any number of couples in closed circle.
Steps: chassé, polka, walk
Music: 358:341, efter Børge Christensen or gram i hu hopsa pubished 1902.
Recordings: Baltinget Sving egen cd 2 track 01; Fynbokvartetten Folkedans for begyndere track A12; Hvalsø Spillemændene Kom ind track B1; Lad os danse track 15; Råbergs Spillemandskvartet Gammeldavsaften track A7; Spillemands Gruppen Lunterne track 17; Spullemandslauget Tramp track B8; Thy Spillemandslaug 2 track A6.

Bars Part Dance progression
:1-8: 1 (a) Circle CW with 16 walking steps; circle CCW with 16 walking steps.
9-10   (b) Couples take waltz hold, and dance 1 chassé and 2 walking steps into the centre of the circle.
11-12 and 1 chassé and 2 walking steps backwards to place.
13-16 4 polka steps turning CW and moving in LOD.
9-16 Repeat 1 (b).
|:1-8:| 2 (a) Right-hand chain, 32 walking steps. Stop at the person giving R hand at the end of the repeat.
|:9-16:|   (b) Repeat 1 (b).
    Sequence 2 ((a) and (b)) repeat as desired.

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Source: Foreningen til Folkedansens Fremme (FFF)/Gamle danse fra Vejle Vesteregn. 5th ed. København: Foreningen til Folkdansens Fremme, 1997, pp. 48-49
See also Sørensen, Per. Totur fra Vejle in: Dansens og musikkens rødder nr. 9. October 1996. [in Danish]
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2011-12-12, rev. 2020-08-18.


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