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Birgits danse





To Inger and Mogens
By Birgit Rasmussen 2002
Square
Level: Very difficult

AABBAABB for the main dance, and AABB for begin and break and end, so a standard tune of 32 bars must be played 11 times.
Greet with a nod when you meet a new couple, whether you stand or walk

A1

1st couple promenade to the right, behind 2nd couple (4)
pass in front of 3rd couple (4)
behind 4th couple (4)
1st couple swing back home (4)

A2

2nd couple promenade to the right and do the same, end swing home (16)

B1

3rd couple promenade to the right and do the same, end swing home (16)

B2

4th couple promenade to the right and do the same, end swing home (16)

A1

All four gents to the right one place (4)
Swing the lady (8)
Bow to the lady (4)

A2

All four gents to the right one place (4)
Swing the lady (8)
Bow to the lady (4)

B1

All four gents to the right one place (4)
Swing the lady (8)
Bow to the lady (4)

B2

All four gents to the right back home (4)
Swing partner (12)

This second figure ( 2nd time AABB ) is inspired by two Danish Folkdances from the island of Moen, Skaersommernatsdroem ( A Midsummernights Dream ) and Hoftur.

Sequence: four times the same


I have as an example used the following for the beginning, break and end.

A1

Join hands, to the center and back (8)
Head couples turn to the right, right and left through with side couples (8)

A2

Former heads are now sides
Former sides are now heads
Sides right and left through over (8)
Heads right and left through
(8)

B1

Former sides are now heads
Former heads are now sides
Heads to the right, right and left through (8)
Heads right and left through home (8)

B2

Sides right and left through home (8)
Join hands, to the center and back (8)

Music: Tapping the Tradition: New England Contradance Tunes: Eddie's Reel, Dominion Reel, Reel de St. Joseph

This dance is written for two persons, hence the doubling of the main part.
Inger and Mogens's turned sixty. They are very good dancers, but because of Mogens profession we can not count on them every dance evening.

ID: 2077

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