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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Hanter Dro (Brittany)

You are commenting using your WordPress. Notify me of new comments via email. Available on-line at http: This entry was posted on Friday, April 19th, at The name rdo from it being half a full Dro the Triple Step to the L then, instead of doing the same thing to the R, vro it down to just a single rock R. This is enough to lift the other foot for next low step without much knee effort and temporarily stores the energy during the pause in the slow direction changing steps.

Weight on R foot.

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This site uses cookies. There may be other versions of the same dance or other dances with the same name. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The body is slightly turned to the left. A very simple Breton dance that is still very popular in Breton Festou Noz folkdance parties.

Repeat counts in mirror image on the opposite feet step R to the side and pause rocked onto it but with the R foot slightly behind.


The solution is to maintain a small side to side swinging of the hips swinging onto the side of the foot that weight is being transferred onto as the foot goes onto the ground. Mistakes are quite likely in the notes and no guarantees are made as to accuracy. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new posts via email. Triple Step to the side L, rock R.

The tempo is about 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. This can be a lot more challenging, especially if one does not speak Breton!

Music may differ, particularly in speed, introduction and duration, between performers. Rock onto supporting leg during the slow steps. The constant stepping to the sides can cause fatigue in the legs particularly the R knee because of the sideways force needed.



It is ddro boring even easier than the An Dro traditionally goes on monotonously for hours but 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.

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Hanter-dro is a native Breton dance from pays vannetais. 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. Hanter-dro is danced in vro, traditionally with men and women alternatively. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Notes by Andrew Hardwick.

Alternatively it can done without musical accompaniment with the dancers singing. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.