Trekant I efter Æ Tinuser, Vrøgum

Country: Jylland, Denmark
Formation: 3 couples in a closed circle.
Type: set dance
Steps: pivot, walk
Music: 6/8-beat, ♩.=116.

    Dance progression
1-8 (a) All circle L, 16 walking steps.
1-8 (b) All dance grand chain (M moving CCW, W moving CW) without taking hands, to meet partner, 16 walking steps.
Pass partner with 2 walking steps (5), turn over L shoulder to face partner with 2 walking steps (6), and advance to partner with 4 small walking steps (7-8).
|:9-12:| (c) Take closed waist-shoulder hold with partner and dance pivot steps on the spot.
    Repeat from (b) eg 2 more times, dancing alternately chain and pivot steps. Finish with pivot steps.
    Traditionally, 'trekant' was danced as a set of three 'trekanter', each repeating the above but with a different melody. The third would normally be a 'hurtig trekant' (fast trekant) with ♩=132. In their later years, Æ Tinuser would finish the trekant set with a "new-fangled" hopsa, specifically "Skæve Thorvald".

Source: Danske Folkedanseres Spillemandskreds Danse fra vestkysten: melodier og danse. s.l.: Spillemandskredsens Forlag, 2000. p.37.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-02-08


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