Translation, ‘Hanter’ means ‘half’ (as distinguished from the ‘An’ (full) ‘Dro’). Source, Numerous places. Last time before writing this was from Yves Leblanc at the. Album · · 10 Songs. Available with an Apple Music subscription. Try it free. A traditional Irish three-two with two settings and two comments that has been added to thirteen tunebooks.

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Weight on R foot. The arms do not move during the dance. Rock onto supporting leg during the slow steps.


Flat footed small low steps. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The tempo is about Mistakes are quite likely in the notes and no guarantees are made as to accuracy. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Music may differ, particularly in speed, introduction and duration, between performers. Notify me of new comments via email. Hanter-dro is a native Breton dance from pays vannetais.

HANTER DRO, French Folk Dance

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Alternatively it can done without musical accompaniment with the dancers singing. Triple Step to the side L, rock R.


This entry was posted on Friday, April 19th, at Create hanterr free website or blog at WordPress. The body is slightly turned to the left. The constant stepping to the sides can cause fatigue in the legs particularly the R knee because of the sideways force needed.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Repeat counts in mirror image on the opposite feet step R to the side and dto rocked onto it but with the R foot slightly behind. Notes by Andrew Hardwick. In our folk-dances, as it rarely has as many men as women, the alternation is not necessarily respected and the position of the arms is more left arm from below, right arm over.

The solution is to maintain a small dfo to side swinging of the hips swinging onto the side of the foot that weight is being hhanter onto as the foot goes onto the ground. The name comes from it being half a full Dro the Triple Step to the L then, instead of doing the same thing to the R, cut it down to just haner single rock R.

There may be other versions of the same dance or other dances with the same name.

This and the previous count together are normally counted as simply a slow step but in style it is more like step followed by a pause as the weight support rocks onto the L foot, teeters, and falls to the R naturally into the first step of bar 2 with a suspended feeling inbetween. Email required Address never made public. It is pretty boring even easier than the An Dro traditionally goes on monotonously for hours drl it was not designed as the sole entertainment in Fest Noz but as a background for beer drinking which is not taxing on the mental abilities of drunks unused to dancing much like clubbing disco dances are.


Better than using notes, go to a dance class where it is taught. This can be a lot more challenging, especially if one does not speak Breton!

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Hanter-dro is danced in chain, traditionally with men and women alternatively. This is enough to lift the other foot for next dri step without much knee effort and temporarily stores the energy during the pause in the slow direction changing steps.

This site uses cookies. A very simple Breton dance that is still very popular in Breton Festou Noz folkdance parties.