unlimited number of pairs in ballroom direction, cross hands hold in breast height, hands joined right in right and left in left, arms crossed right over left
walking steps and step close steps
Bar 1: Beginning with outside feet one step-close-step forward
Bar 2: Beginning with inside feet one step-close-step forward
Bar 3 - 4: three walking steps forward and turning to each other on weighted feet so that partners face each other; close feet on last beat, slightly bowing for a good bye; finally hands are released.
Bar 5: Both partners one step-close-step sidewards to the left (boy in and girl against ballroom direction)
Bar 6: Step-close-step sidewards to the right, passing own partner and joining hands right in right with next partner in about face height for the Allemande..
Bar 7 – 8: Allemande with new partner: with four steps one turn cw round common axis
Finally new partners take cross hands hold again and get into starting position.
This is repeated until the music stops playing
This dance was first noted in Siebenbürgen in 1935, but later also in Austria. Siebenbürgen is a district in East Europe which was settled by Germans, mainly Saxons, in the 12th century. Originally a part of Hungary, it became Austrian in 1691. In that time Austrian protestants emigrated to Siebenbürgen. In 1919 the district became Rumanian and still is. In 1945 people lost all their property and were driven away. Nowadays only very few, mainly old people of German origin live there. Quite a lot of Siebenbürger live in Austria now.
- Herbert Lager, Österr.Tänze, 2.Teil, Nr.15
- Translated by Sissy Banner, Amstetten/NÖ., Austria
Here is a MP3-Datei from Dancilla.
- Österreichische Melodie, zweistimmige Noten mit Bassbezifferung
- Österreichische Melodie, Griffschrift für Steirische Harmonika
- Beethoven-Melodie, zweistimmige Noten mit Bassbezifferung
- Beethoven-Melodie, Griffschrift für Steirische Harmonika