GROSSER ATLANTIK

(Atlantic Mixer)

 

Type:

German couple mixer.

Formation:

Circle of couples in varsouvienne position.

Music:

Rhythm: 2/4

 

Record: Tanz SP 23050

 

 

Measures

PART I (Music A)

1 - 8

Sixteen walking steps forward.

 

 

 

PART II (Music A)

9 -16

Releasing hands (hold right hands just long enough to assist woman as she turns right half around to face reverse line-of-dance), sixteen walking steps forward (man in line-of-dance, woman reverse).

 

 

 

PART III (Music B)

17-20

RIGHT-HAND TURN a new partner - the nearest one at this time, and if you do not find one immediately go to the center of the circle someone will meet you there.

21-24

LEFT-HAND TURN the same person.

 

 

 

PART IV (Music B)

25-32

SWING new partner.

 

NOTE: Skipping steps may be used.

 

RIGHT-HAND TURN: Join right hands - palm to palm or hands clasped (thumb grip also possible), forearms touching to the elbows - and turn counter-clockwise with walking steps. Left-Hand Turn: same, except with left hand, turning clockwise.

 

Note: This recreation mixer was introduced in 1948 by A. J. Hildenbrand of Hamburg; it has since become very popular.