Nymodig åtta

Country: Solf, Finland (Swedish-speaking)
Formation: 4 couple quadrille. Head couples respectively have their backs to or face the music. Side couples stand on the side to the right/left of head couples. W stands to R of M.
Type: set dance
Steps: buzz, reverse buzz steps, heel-step, walk


Music: notes; mp3 file

    Dance progression
|:1-4:| 1 (a) Head couples turn to face partner, fists on hips. Dance 8 heel-steps on the spot, both beginning by crossing L foot in front of R foot.
5-8 (b) Half-chain: head couples face into set, holding inside hands. Cross over to opposite place, dropping handhold and passing through oncoming couple. W turns CW, M turns CCW into opposite couple's place (M crossing behind partner) and finish facing partner, fists on hips. 8 walking steps.
9-12   Head couples dance 4 heel-steps facing partner.
5-12   Head couples repeat (b) to return to original place.
|:1-4:| (c) All 4 couples begin with L foot and dance R-hand chain, once round the set, 16 walking steps.
9-12 (d) All take mirror hold with partner (R hand on partner's waist, L hand on partner's upper arm), and dance 16 buzz steps turning CW on the spot.
9-12   All take reverse mirror hold with partner (L hand on partner's waist, R hand on partner's upper arm), and dance 16 reverse buzz steps turning CCW on the spot.
|:1-12:||:1-12:|   Side couples repeat (1a) through (1d).
    Polska
1-4 2 (a) All couples take front basket hold (R arm over, L arm under) and dance CW, beginning with R foot. 12 walking steps. Men stamp on steps 11 and 12.
1-4   All dance 12 buzz steps, moving CW.
5-8 (b) All hop 3 times on both feet, while clapping 3 times. Take front basket hold (L arm over, R arm under) dance 9 walking steps, beginning with R foot, and moving CCW.
5-8   All dance 12 reverse buzz steps, moving CCW.
1-4 (c) All hop 3 times on both feet, while clapping 3 times. Take front basket hold (R arm over, L arm under) dance 9 walking steps, beginning with L foot, and moving CW.
Note: All start with R foot the first time going to the left (CW), ie in (2a). The second time (2c), all start with L foot.
1-4   All dance 12 buzz steps, moving CW.
5-8 (d) All hop 3 times on both feet, while clapping 3 times. Take front basket hold (L arm over, R arm under) dance 9 walking steps, beginning with R foot, and moving CCW.
5-8   All dance 12 reverse buzz steps, moving CCW.

Source: documentation provided on the Nordlek 2015 web site. See also mp4 file.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Edinburgh, 2014-10-14


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