Skandia CD, track 6
|Credible English Title||The Drumming Waltz.|
|Heritage||Danish folk dance from Randers.|
|Category||Group set dance.|
|Motivation and application||Elementary recreational or performance-oriented.|
|Type||Triple-meter (3/4), staccato.|
|Function||Group set dance.|
|Character and form||Light and sprightly.|
|Footwork||Opposite. Alternating and repetitive.|
|Specific steps||Running, open waltz, closed turning waltz.|
|Dance holds||Simple couple hand hold. Closed waltz hold.|
|Formation||Sets of 3 couples in a column. The front couple faces RLOD (CW), the other 2 couples face forward LOD (CCW), facing the front couple. Inside hands joined with partner.|
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|A. Arch and Under:
With 24 light running steps, couples in each set keep running so as to change places as follows: couple currently in center forms an arch and runs forward over the couple facing them, who runs under the arch. Whenever a couple finds itself in the center of the set, it forms an arch. Upon reaching either end of one's set, couple turns in place by M raising his R hand in which he has his partner's L hand, turns CW (to his R) under the up-raised hands, while W runs around behind him CCW so that both partners now face the oncoming members of the set, W again on M's R. As each succeeding couple does so, at the end of 8 measures (24 steps), all are back to their original places.
|1 - 8||Repeat the arch-and-under with 8 more measures (24 steps), at the end of which all 3 couples (including the front couple this time) face forward LOD (CCW).
Note: Front couple does not execute the turn-a-round when they reach their original place the second time, thus they are ready to start the chorus facing LOD (CCW)
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|B. Tyrolervals chorus:
All 3 couples dance Tyrolervals (4 open waltz steps forward CCW around floor, plus 4 closed waltz steps turning CW in ordinary waltz hold, and moving CCW around floor) 2 times through.
Original sets are then reassembled. Couple 1 turns around to face RLOD (CW) and again become the front couple in their set. The entire dance is repeated.
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