Polskor are often so well adopted to the music and so demanding to dance, that it does not feel as important to vary them. But sometimes when a lot of polskor are played, it feels liberating to improvise for a while. Bingsjöpolska is nice for this purpose. Beyond the basic dance - turns, one leg and running steps, the following variants also suits well:
Below some decorations and variations to pariserpolka are described. The number refers to the ordinary Pariserpolka sequence (1 - 5).
Or just establish a light contact with the palm of the hand, which is more enjoyable than it sounds. At the turn backwards the leader can try to make two turns rather than one on one foot without support from the other one.
As an alternative one snoa turn can be added in bar 1, and then turn the follower only on bar 2. In such situations it is handy to stop the turn and start the turn in the other direction by using both hands, as her speed will be a little to high to be able to do this comfortably herself. At the turn backwards the leader can also turn himself outwards.
When tour (1) is repeated the counter-clockwise snoa continues for two more bars. At the end of bar 2 the leader will be located outside the follower with the weight on the forwards feet. During the next two bars snoa is danced clockwise backwards in the dancing direction. This is followed by two bars polka clockwise forwards, and ended by two turns snoa clockwise.
Last updated: b 25, 2014