Dance Stern Polka 8157

Polka · 48 bars · 1 couple · Round the room

Devised by
B M & T Edney
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
Music: original tune (essentiRl), 2 ...

Music: original tune (essentiRl), 2/4 time in 3 sections. On the RSCDS CD Scottish Country Dancing Vol. 1, the music for 'C' is 8 8 bars, which is the way it is played in some areas.

Source: dance originally devised by B.M. and T. Edney. Collected by Barbara Gibbons. 276

NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClipTunes
Stern Polka The Colin Dewar Quartet Music for Collins Pocket Reference. Vol 1 CD 21 P482:37 0 [S] Linzer Polka

Stern Polka 1RR · P48

Couples round the room. Ballroom hold, men with back to centre.
Three 16 bar parts

A
Polka round the room, opening out to face the line of dance.
B
Man takes partner round the waist, his right hand in her right hand, resting on her right hip, woman's left hand on man's right shoulder; he places his left hand on left shoulder of man in front: march round circle
C
Let go of partner. Man faces inwards. Man stands and claps using both hands in rhythm as in note below: own thighs once, own hands twice, then hand of both neighbours at head-height (own right to right hand neighbour's left, left to left hand neighbour's right), then own hands above own head once. Repeat to end of C music. Meanwhile, women dance round outside of circle.

Notes
When A music begins again, men turn to face out ready to polka with a new partner.

At the end of the last time through, bands usually play 16 bars of A music so as to finish with a polka.

Clapping (in 2/4 rhythm) goes 1-2 -and 1-2 ; 1-2 and 1-2, etc.

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