Denmark

Dobbelt Kvadrille

This dance is from Sønderborg in the Sønderjylland region of Denmark.
Pronunciation:  DUHB-behl kvah-DREEL-leh  Translation: Double Quadrille
Music:  2/4 meter  Liflig Sang CD 2, Track #6
Formation:  Ideally a Double Sicilian Circle with two cpls side by side facing two cpls, arranged as spokes on a wheel. If the group is small, make a line of two cpls facing two couples up and down the hall.

Presented by Wolfgang Schlüter in 2013. View pdf here.

Francøs Kontra

This dance is from Stevning in the Sønderjylland region of Denmark.
Pronunciation: frahn-SOOS kahn-trah  Translation: Dance in French style
Music:  2/4 meter  Liflig Sang CD 2, Track #10
Formation:  Any number of couples in a big circle, hands joined in V-pos. All start with left. After the first time through the music, a designated leader (or leaders) calls variations to replace Fig I.

Presented by Wolfgang Schlüter in 2013. View pdf here.

Paerevals

This dance is from Rødding in the Sønderjylland region of Denmark.
Pronunciation:  PEH-reh-vahls  Translation: Pear Waltz
Music:  6/8 meter  Liflig Sang CD 1, Track #8
Formation:  3 or 6 couples forming a circle, or large circle mixer. Start with the left foot.
Steps & Styling: Walking steps; pivot turn.

Presented by Wolfgang Schlüter in 2013. View pdf here.

Polsk Firtur

This dance is from Skærbæk in the Sønderjylland region of Denmark.
Pronunciation:  POHLSK FEER-toor  Translation: Polish-style four-figure dance
Music:  2/4 meter  Liflig Sang CD 1, Track #7
Formation:  2 couples in open handhold on the circle, one couple faces CW, the other CCW.
Start with the left foot.
 

Presented by Wolfgang Schlüter  in 2013. View pdf here.

Rubjerg Firtur

This dance is from Rubjerg in the Sønderjylland region of Denmark.
Pronunciation:  ROO-byehrg FEER-toor  Translation: Four-figure dance from Rubjerg
Music:  2/4 meter  Liflig Sang CD 1, Track #6
Formation:  2 couples in open handhold facing each other on the circle line. One couple faces CW, the other CCW. All start with left foot.

Presented by Wolfgang Schlüter in 2013. View pdf here.

 

Totur

Totur is a folk dance from Vejle in Denmark. The name means “two figures.”
Pronunciation:  toh-TOOR
Music:  2/4 meter  Records: Imperial 1038; Kismet 135; Dancer 1021.
Music: “Singing Games and Folk Dances” p. 43, John C. Campbell, Folk School, Brasstown, S.C.; Special 2012 Camp CD, Track 3
Formation:  Single circle of cpls, W to R of ptr, all facing ctr. Hands are joined at shldr level (W-pos).

Presented by Bruce Mitchell in 2012. View pdf here.

Tylette Polka

This dance is from Stevning in the Sønderjylland region of Denmark.
Pronunciation:  too-LEHT POHL-kah  Translation: Toilette Polka
Music:  2/4 meter  Liflig Sang CD 1, Track # 4
Formation:  Any number of couples facing each other without handhold on the circle, man facing
out, woman facing in.

Presented by Wolfgang Schlüter in 2013. View pdf here.