Allin katrilli

Country: Savo, Finland
Type: quadrille set dance
Formation: 4 or 8 couples in a square set. Couples 1 (and 2) have backs to the music, couples 5 (and 6) face music, couples 3 (and 4) stand to left of couples 1 (and 2), and couples 7 (and 8) face couples 3 (and 4). M has partner on his right.
Steps: walk
Music: midi file

    Dance progression
1-8 1 (a) Piiri: Couples form closed circle. Starting with L foot, 8 walking steps CW, followed by 8 walking steps CCW.
1-8 (b) Karkelo: head couples approach (3 walking steps), taking R hand in R of opposite, step backwards (1 walking step) and dance 4 walking steps to opposite place, turning CW to face into the set. Repeat to return to place.
1-8   Side couples repeat 1 (b).
1-8 2 (a) Tyttöjen piiri: W form closed circle, and dance 8 walking steps CW followed by 8 walking steps CCW. Meanwhile, M dance outside W's circle, 8 walking steps in opposite directions, ie. CCW, followed by 8 walking steps CW.
:1-8: (b) Karkelo: head couples followed by side couples repeat 1 (b).
1-8 3 (a) Poikien piiri: M form closed circle and dance 8 walking steps CCW followed by 8 walking steps CW. Meanwhile, W dance outside M's circle, 8 walking steps in opposite directions, ie. CW, followed by 8 walking steps CCW.
:1-8: (b) Karkelo: head couples followed by side couples repeat 1 (b).
1-8 4 Loppupiiri: repeat 1 (a).

Source: video prepared for FinnThunder, July 2012, Thunder Bay, ON
NB: since the music provided for FinnThunder is 'short' by 2 repeats, the first karkelo (1 (a)) is done in only 8 walking steps, rather than 16 as above. 3 walking steps in taking R hand in R and moving CW around opposite, 1 walking step backwards towards opposite's place, 4 walking steps to own place.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. pp. 144-145.
Description: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-05-21, rev. 2013-03-05


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