|Type:||Couple dance , ballroom dancing , folk dancing|
|Time signature :||2/4 time , 3/4 time|
|Tempo:||~ from 25 cycles per minute (i.e. ~ from 50 or 75 bpm )|
|Origin:||Lower Franconia , Southern Germany , Austria|
|Creation time:||before 1800|
|List of dances|
Franconia: three-step lathe
The (three-step) turner is a typical Lower Franconian round dance. It is danced almost exclusively in Lower Franconia.
It is a very fast turned couple dance. With two steps and a dabs ride ( "tip"), the pair performs a complete rotation. To counteract the high centrifugal force, the turner is not danced in a normal dance position; the lady puts her hands around the neck of the gentleman so that she can hold on better; the gentleman takes the lady's back with both hands.
The special thing about the three-step turner is that lady and gentleman do not dance in sync; the “tip” comes staggered in time. To do this, the couple begins with a few running steps (usually six or eight), the gentleman forwards (left foot first), the lady backwards (right foot first). This is followed by the three-step turner with continuous pair turns.
Dreher at the Franconian parish fair
At traditional parish fairs in Lower Franconia , where the Franconian round dances are still danced today, there are mostly complete "lathe tours", i.e. several rotators in a row. At the end, the band usually plays so-called "Zipfala", several extremely short pieces.
Franconian church consecrations:
- Paschater two-step. Retrieved March 13, 2019 .