Ahvenanmaalaistyttö/Ålandsflickan

Country: Varsinais-Suomi, Finland
Type: couple dance
Formation: any number of couples in an open circle, M facing out of circle, W facing into circle. Fists on hips.
Steps: kick steps, Finnish polkka
Music: see midi file

    Dance progression
1 (a) Varvashyppelyä vastakkain paikoillaan Hop onto R foot, kick L foot forward.
2   Hop onto L foot, kick R foot forward.
3-4   Kick quickly L-foot, R-foot, L-foot, together (3 & 4 &).
5-8   Repeat (a) with opposite footwork.
9-16 (b) Polkka: with waltz-hold dance 8 polkka steps, turning CW in LOD.
    Repeat from (a) as desired.

Source: taught by Martti Vanhapelto, Vancouver 1988-03-25 to 26.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. p. 63.
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1988-03.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-06-04, rev. 2014-02-02


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