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Steieregger (also Steyregger)
as presented by Tom Vogt,I.Gauvorplattler, Gauverband Nordamerika at the 2002 Delegates Meeting,Anaheim, California
Music is from "Spinnradl Unser Tanzbuch - Fünfte Folge"
Dance as described in "Spinnradl Unser Tanzbuch - Fünfte Folge" (*) - also see "www.volkstanz.at"
KEY: cw = clockwise; ccw = counterclockwise
- couples face forward, holding hands
- man with left hand on left shoulder of man in front
Figure 1 (Walking)
- forward in waltz timing, man starts with left, woman with right
- sway arms forward first measure, back on second, etc.
Figure 2 (Turning)
- men continue in same fashion
- women turn half turn with each measure, while holding man's right hand
Figure 3 (Yoke on the Axis)
- couples face each other, man takes woman's right hand with his left
- with arms across upper chest, turn ccw, four measures per complete circle
Figure 4 (Clapping)
- man circles woman cw while clapping (1,2,3,4,-,-)
- woman turns ccw on 4th clap to meet him on outside, then inside, etc.
Figure 5 (Window)
- man stands behind woman, hands crossed (right over left)
- 1st measure swaying, 2nd sway out and make window, 3rd measure pause
- walk forward on 4th measure and continue until 15th, when window is undone
- man sneaks his way to inside of circle
Figure 6 (Clapping)
- same as Figure 4 above
Figure 7 (Window)
- same as Figure 5 above
Figure 8 (Waltzing)
- 1st measure sway to man's left, 2nd measure swing to man's right
- continue regular waltzing (in & out) until finish figure
(*)- from Neudorf im Mühlviertel,Ober Österreich - described by Anni Stöger in "Tänze aus Österreich"