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Thor's Hammer

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THOR'S HAMMER (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Sue McKinnell

1- 8 1L+2L dance Figs of 8 round 1M+2M (cross between Men to start)
9-16 1M+2M repeat
17-24 1s lead down middle and back
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Thor's Hammer by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Jig for 2C

1-8 1W and 2W dance figures of eight around 1M and 2M, crossing between partners (1W crossing in front of 2W) to begin.
9-16 1M and 2M repeat bars 1-8.
17-24 1C lead down the center and back, remaining in the center. 2C step in behind, ready for...
25-32 1C and 2C dance the allemande.


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Dec 2002)

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Suggested music is 8X32 Jigs (starting with Miss Trotter's Reel) from First Stop by Waverley Station.

(Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

In Norse mythology, Mjölnir is the hammer of Thor, the Norse god of thunder. Distinctively shaped, Mjölnir is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome weapons, capable of leveling mountains.
Thor's Hammer
Image From Nordisk Familjebok Picturing A Thor's Hammer
Features Trefoil Knots Among Its Decorations

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