Turner (dance)

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Lathe operator
Type: Couple dance , ballroom dancing , folk dancing
Music: Folk music
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

As Dreher different, unrelated pair dances are called. They can be found in Upper Bavaria , Lower Bavaria , Upper Palatinate and Franconia as well as in Austria .

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.

Two-step rotator

In Austria and southern Germany, the lathe figure is built into many dances . An example is the Hiatamadl or the Paschate two-step.

See also

Web links

Franconian church consecrations:

Individual evidence

  1. Paschater two-step. Retrieved March 13, 2019 .