The sword dance is discussed as part of a wider consideration of pagan survivals in the folklore of the Transylvanian Saxons.
My own translation.
An account drawing on a range of sources including the 1870 AVSL text.
My own translation, so far incomplete.
Extract from a book by a dance teacher who was herself a Transylvanian Saxon. Compiled from older sources plus reminiscences from older members of the community. Detailed and illustrated with diagrams - I have not yet attempted a translation but the original can be seen in the gallery.
For this material I am indebted to Herr Helmut Schwarz of the Siebenbürger Sachsen: Kreisgruppe Augsburg.