Trekant II, Ribe

Country: Jylland, Denmark
Formation: 3 couples in a closed circle. 'Ribe' hold: M holds both hands out to sides, palms up, clasps respective W's hands by the wrist. W holds hands out to sides with palms down, grasps M's little finger between thumb and forefinger, and wraps remaining fingers around outside of M's hand.
Type: set dance
Steps: step-hop, pivot steps on the spot, pivot steps moving in LOD.
Music: 2/4-time ♩=112.

    Dance progression
|:1-4:| (a) All circle L, 16 walking steps.
|:1-4:| (b) All dance grand chain (M moving CCW, W moving CW) without taking hands, to meet partner. 16 walking steps.
5-6 (c) Turn partner on the spot, 4 pivot steps.
7-8   Starting with outside foot, leave partner, and advance to next dancer (M moving CCW, W moving CW).
9-10   Turn this dancer on the spot, 4 pivot steps.
11-12   Starting with outside foot, leave this dancer, and advance to next dancer (M moving CCW, W moving CW).
5-6   Turn this dancer on the spot, 4 pivot steps.
7-8   Starting with outside foot, leave this dancer, and advance to next dancer (original partner).
9-10   Turn original partner on the spot, 4 pivot steps.
11-12   Starting with outside foot, leave original partner, and advance to next dancer who becomes new partner.
    Repeat from (b) with chain, as above. The third time through the dance, on returning to original partner, finish by dancing 16 pivot steps with original partner, moving CCW in the circle, instead of the chain.
    Traditionally, 'trekant' was danced as a set of three 'trekanter', each one with a different melody. A hopsa could be danced after the third trekant as 'dessert'.

Source: Danske Folkedanseres Spillemandskreds Danse fra vestkysten: melodier og danse. s.l.: Spillemandskredsens Forlag, 2000. p.51
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-02-08


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