Ramsauer (also Pongauer) Hiatamadl
pairs in ballroom hold, unlimited number
two step polka (Zweischrittdreher)
Bar 1: On 1st beat outside feet tip forward once and step back to position on 3rd beat, whereas partners are not quite parallel but slightly forming a V.
Bar 2: Same with inside feet; whereas the dancers nearly are facing ballroom direction
Bar 3 - 4: Partners face each other and dance round one turn with 4 steps
Bar 5 - 8: As 1 – 4
Bar 9 –16: Partners dance round four turns with 16 steps. During the turns the partners move forward in ballroom direction.
This is repeated until the music stops playing.
Instead of Zweischrittdreher also polkaing round with polka steps is accepted.
This variation of the Hiatamadl was noted in the Ramsau, a place in Styria on the foot of the Dachstein. It was also found in the neighbouring Pongau, a county of Salzburg.
- Herbert Lager, Österr.Tänze, 2.Teil, Nr.14
- Translated by Sissy Banner, Amstetten/NÖ., Austria