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Dutch Couple Dance (Foreign Folk Dance)

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Dutch Couple Dance (Foreign Folk Dance)

  1. 1. DUTCH COUPLE DANCE
  2. 2. Dance Literature: This is humorous dance. The dancers depict in pantomime how the boy teasingly ask for a bite from the apple which the girl keeps in the pocket of her apron.
  3. 3. COSTUMES: Girl – bright colored skirt, white, blouse, white apron. Dutch cap of white muslin or crepe paper, coral necklace, Dutch wooden shoes, an apple in the pocket in her apron. Boy – colored shirt , very full trousers pulled almost to shoulders, high fur cap, Dutch wooden shoes.
  4. 4. Music: Divided into two parts: A and B. Count: One, two, three to a measure
  5. 5. Formation: X X X O O O X X X X X X Diagram Key: O O O O O O X – men O - women Partners stand side by side, girl at the right side of boy, about four feet apart, facing the audience. Three pairs make one set. One to any number of sets may take part in this
  6. 6. Basic Movements:
  7. 7. Basic Steps: Dutch steps Three steps Mincing Steps Waltz steps
  8. 8. Basic Dance Terms: Step Inside hands Free hands Clap
  9. 9. Dance Instruction
  10. 10. Fig. I Music A • (a) Take six dutch steps sideward, R and L alternately. Girl’s hands on waist, boy’s hands inside the pockets of his trousers. ……………………………………………. .6M • (b) Face together, take three small jumps forward. Place both hands on knees and look at partner. Jump on the first and third counts of the first measure and on the first count of the second measure. ..................................................................2
  11. 11. • (c) Repeat (a) ……………………………………… 6M • (d) Repeat (b) moving backward …………………………………..….. 2M • (e) Repeat all (a-d) ……………….…………………… 16M
  12. 12. Fig. II Music B • (a) Starting with the R foot, take three steps forward (cts. 1, 2, 3), point L foot in front (cts. 1, 2, 3). Hands on waist …… 2M • (b) Repeat (a) three more times, starting L, R, L. ……………………………………. 6M • (c) Starting with the R foot, take four big steps backward (taking one step for every measure). Hands as in (a). Twist body to R and L side alternately while
  13. 13. • (d) Starting with the R foot, execute mincing steps backward with the heels. …………………………………………...2M • (e) Stamp on R foot, (cts. 1, 2), stamp on L (ct. 3). Stamp on R again (ct. 1), pause (cts. 2, 3). Transfer weight to the L foot on the last count. ………...…………................................ 2M • (f) Repeat all (a-e) …...…..………... 16M
  14. 14. Fig. III Music A • (a) Partners join inside hands, free hands on waist. Take six dutch steps sideward, R and L alternately. ……………………6M • (b) Take three steps sideward right, starting with the R foot (cts. 1, 2, 3), click heels together (ct. 1), pause (cts. 2, 3) 2M • (c) Repeat (a) and (b), starting with the L foot. ………………………………….. 8M • (d) Repeat all (a-c). ………………….
  15. 15. Fig. IV Music B • Partners face each other. • (a) Execute mincing steps backward with the heels, bend body forward and arms sideward. ………………………. 2M • (b) Trunk erect, shade eyes with the R hand as if looking for partner at the right side (1M). Do the same to the left with the L hand (1M). ……………….. 2M • (c) Turn right about and repeat (a) and (b). ………………………………………4M
  16. 16. • (d) Repeat (a-c). Omit (b) at the last time, but instead of looking for partner, face each other and clap both hands with both hands of partner at the last count as if say “ah, there you are.” ……………...8M • (e) Repeat all (a-d) …………………............................16M
  17. 17. Fig. V Music A • Partners face front. Cast off. • (a) Starting with the R, take sixteen waltz steps forward, casting off (eight waltz steps outward, eight waltz steps inward). Hands on waist . Finish in proper places facing each other ………………………....16M
  18. 18. • (b)Girls in one line hold in shoulder-toshoulder position and boys in the opposite line do the same. Take fourteen dutch steps sideward, R and L alternately. Drops hands at the last step. …………....…………………………….. 14M • (c) Starting with the R foot, take three steps to the center and form one line facing front. Girls stand in front of partners. Girls place hands on waist with the knuckles back, boys hold the hands of the girls which are placed on
  19. 19. Fig. VI Music B • (a) Take six bleking steps, R and L alternately. Partners look at each other over the R and L shoulders of the girls. Saying “No.” ………………………... 2M • (b) Boys whisper to the R ear of partners asking for apples. Girls look surprised and shake heads as if saying “No.” ………………………………….6M
  20. 20. • (c) Repeat (a). …………………... 6M • (d) Boys whisper again to partners. Girls shake forefingers to partners as if saying “You naughty boy. ……………………………………… 2M • (e) Repeat all (a-d). Partners separate about two feet apart and face each other at the last measure. …………………………………….…16M
  21. 21. Fig. VII Music A • (a) Take two dutch steps (R, L). Hands on waist. ……………………………………2M • (b) Clap own hands once (ct. 1), pause (ct. 2), clap both hands against own thighs twice (cts. 3, 1), pause (cts. 2, 3). ……………………………………………. 2M • (c) Repeat (a). ………………...………. 2M • (d) Clap own hands once and both hands twice against partner’s in the
  22. 22. Fig. VIII Music B • Partners face front. • (a) Girls - get their own apple from their pockets (1M). Show it to partners (1M), make a motion of cleaning it with the apron (rubbing it against the apron) (2M). The boys in the meantime look at the apple of their respective partners. ……….. 4M
  23. 23. • (b) Boys - hold out their hands as if saying “Please give me a bite.” They stretch out their hands repeatedly nearer and nearer their partners. The girls shake their heads “No, No.”…………………………………..4M • (c) Girls repeat the cleaning and showing off the apples to partners. The boys look hundrily at the apples.
  24. 24. • (d) Boys repeat asking for the apples. Finally and desperately at the last measure they try to grab the apples from the partners with their two hands. They did not succeed because the girls put them beyond their reach. ................................................4M • (e) The girls teasingly bite their apples. Starting with the R foot, they waltz forward to exit. Boys follow closely behind their respective partners still trying hard to get the apples, reaching out with the R and L hands alternately the boys execute waltz steps also.
  25. 25. Music B •Suggestion entrance: •Partners join inside hands, free hands in the pockets. Starting with the R foot, execute as many dutch steps as necessary to go to proper places.
  26. 26. THE END

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