A Selection of European Folk Dances. Volume 1 by Society for International Folk Dancing (Auth.)

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4 step hops forward. Repeat Bars 1-4. Both facing 1 o d, hands linked behind backs, make 3 step hops towards centre; on 4th step inside leg i s extended forward with heel on ground; shout " H e j " . Starting with inside feet 3 step hops backwards from centre turning to face outwards on 3rd step; on 4th step outside heel is placed on ground, leg extended forward. Repeat Bars 1-2 finishing facing centre of circle; shout " H e j " on l a s t beat. Repeat Bars 3-4. Holding inside hands, man kneels on R knee facing 1 o d; girl dances around him anticlockwise with 2 schottische s t e p s .

Step to left with L foot (girl contra), close R to it and make small bow or curtsey. Repeat in opposite direction. Man step hops on spot commencing L foot while girl turns twice under man's R hand with step hops commencing R foot, finishing facing partner. Man turns with back to 1 o d; girl faces 1 o d standing beside partner; they link hands behind their backs and make one complete turn anticlockwise step hopping, man begins L , girl R. Partners drop hands and, keeping same relative positions, clap own knees, turn to face one another, clap own hands once and partners hands three times.

Repeat Bars 1-2 finishing facing centre of circle; shout " H e j " on l a s t beat. Repeat Bars 3-4. Holding inside hands, man kneels on R knee facing 1 o d; girl dances around him anticlockwise with 2 schottische s t e p s . Man r i s e s ; couple take 4 step hops forward with open peasant hold. Repeat Bars 1-4. From open peasant hold, with outside hands on hips, man swings girl inwards to centre of circle with 1 schottische step; changing hold from R to L he swings her away from the centre with 2nd schottische step; taking peasant hold — 4 step hops clockwise.

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