Totur fra Vejle

Country: Denmark
Formation: any number of couples in closed circle.
Steps: chassé, polka, walk
Sheet music: 358:341 efter Børge Christensen, a variant of gram i hu hopsa published 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; Spillemandslauget Tramp track B8; Thy Spillemandslaug 2 track A6; Gram i hu hopsa Spillemands Gruppen Lunterne track 17.

Bars Part Dance progression
:1-8: 1 (a) Circle CW with 16 walking steps (1-8); circle CCW with 16 walking steps (1-8).
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).
    Repeat from (2 (a)) as desired.

See YouTube videos with AMHK ca 1980, Skralleklubben, Lang Linken.

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. 2021-11-12.


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