Kongens have, Præstø

Country: Præstø, Denmark
Formation: 4 couple quadrille. Head couples (couples 1 and 2) respectively have their backs to or face the music. Couple 3 stands on the side to the right of couple 1, and couple 4 faces couple 3. W stands to R of M.
Type: set dance
Steps: buzz, walk
Music: 358:225; notes; mp3 file

    Dance progression
|:1-4:| 1 (a) All form closed circle. 16 buzz steps CW.
5-6 (b) Couples 1 and 2 (head couples) take crossed waltz hold and dance 4 buzz steps turning 1-3/4 turns and finish with W in centre, back to back.
7-8   Couples 3 and 4 repeat (b).
5-8 (c) All M dance CW around the women, 8 walking steps.
9-12 (d) All take crossed two-hand hold with partner, 1/2 turn CCW and dance CCW around the set with 8 wallking steps.
9-12   All turn, M over R shoulder, W over L shoulder, and dance CW, 8 walking steps to return to place.
|:13-16:| (e) All dance R-hand chain once round the set, 16 walking steps.
    Parts (b), (c), (d) and (e) are the same in all sequences, except the final sequence.
|:1-4:| 2 (a) W dance R-hand star. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-4:| 3 (a) M dance R-hand star. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-4:| 4 (a) All couples take back basket hold and dance CW. 16 buzz steps.
|:1-4:| 5 (a) The dance finishes with swing partner on the spot. 16 buzz steps.

Source: documentation provided on the Nordlek 2015 web site.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Edinburgh, 2014-10-14


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