Totur, Vejle

Country: Denmark
Formation: any number of couples in closed circle.
Steps: chassé, polka, walk
Music: 358:341, <http://spillefolk.dk/nodesamling/pdf/kr-totvejle.pdf>

:1-8: 1 (a) Circle CW with 16 walking steps; circle CCW with 16 walking steps.
9-10 1 (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:| 2 (b) Repeat 1 (b).
    Sequence 2 ((a) and (b)) repeat as desired.

Watch it on YouTube as played by Skralleklubben and by 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: an article by Per Sørensen which discusses some background [in Danish].

Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2011-12-12


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