Halling (dance)

Halling, also Hallingdans or Lausdans called, is a traditional Norwegian folk dance in 6/8- or 2/4-cycle with about 100 to 115 beats per minute. Halling is in its origin a Men dance that is danced solo with different step sequences that are individually strung together. In the dance athletic deposits are more or less installed, which makes the dancer demonstrates his skill. The highlight at the Halling Hallingkast is seen, in which the dancer tries a hat that is held by another person with a rod in the air, strike down the jump with his foot.

In Norway, already existed in different regions of variants of men dancing before the dance tune from the region of Hallingdal more and more common in the 19th century and also coined the name of the dance.