Dandelion sorceress teat-cover
Steps: Cha-cha-cha; walk walk 1 chasse; rock polka
Circle dance, change of partners
Music notes in pdf format
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The beautiful milky dandelion flower is in Queen’s Danish called ”milk-tub”. In my mother’s tongue it is called “troll-sorceress” in our regional language of
We dance for the pleasure so you are free to select a relaxed informal hold etc.
Start: big circle of couples (all the trolls and sorceresses of the ballroom).
The dance consists of 4 parts: circle, towards the centre, greet partner and corner, change place to a new partner:
1 big circle clockwise and anti clockwise twice, cha-cha-cha sidesteps
2 towards centre forth and back twice, cha-cha-cha steps
3 greet partner and corner twice, cross over steps
4 full turn around to change place with corner
1 Big circle, holding hands or waist clasp, cha-cha-cha sidesteps to the left (clockwise): left foot (lf) step to the left slow, right foot (rf) close to lf slow, left side-chasse (quick quick slow) lf rf lf. The same for Gent (G) and Lady (L).
2 Cha-cha-cha sidesteps to the right (anti clockwise).
3-4 Repeat 1-2.
1 Towards the centre: lf walk forward slow, replace weight to rf slow, left side-chasse lf rf lf.
2 From the centre: rf walk back slow, replace weight to lf slow, right side-chasse rf lf rf.
3-5 Repeat in and out in 1-2.
6 Holding hands: 1/8 turn towards partner: G: lf cross over slow, replace weight on rf slow, chasse in place. L the same mirror reflected.
7 The same turning to the other side, towards corner. G: rf cross in front over…
8-9 Repeat 6-7; (or in 9
6-7 Release hands: both turn towards partner (farewell nod), continue turn, steps: walk walk chasse.
8-10 Walk past corner right shoulder to right shoulder, G clockwise outside the circle, to get corner as new partner, for repeating the dance from 1.
See dance 5 Sailors lined up and dance 1 Sailor-rhinelander for the description of the basic cha-cha-cha steps and: walk walk 1chasse and of rock polka.
The dance is fast: so small steps.
If you feel like it: then a little cha-cha-cha hip movement (the ship floor is pitching).
The melody is in 2 parts, 2 lines.
Accordion: 4 + 4 beats pr bar.
There are many dance instruction videos with cha-cha-cha, see video list