Type: set dance
Formation: closed circle of couples. M has partner on his R side.
Steps: schottis, side-step, step-hop
|1-2||(a)||During introductory bars, all W turn towards partner (CCW) one-half turn to face out of circle. Reform closed circle, hands at shoulder height.
Beginning with ML/WR foot, dance 2 schottis steps moving in RLOD.
|3-4||All drop hands with corner, and R in R with partner and L hand held up, turn one full turn CW on the spot, 4 step-hops. Finish in closed circle, W facing out and M facing in.|
|5-8, 1-8||Repeat (a) three times. Finish in open circle, W facing out, M facing into circle, with partner on his R side.|
W stand facing out.
Meanwhile, M, with arms folded on chest, dance 2 schottis steps into centre (9-10), turn one-half turn CW on the spot to face out with 2 step-hops (11), and stamp 3 times (12).
|13-16||M dance 2 schottis steps towards partner, passing partner on the R (13-14), take two-hand hold with partner and turn a full turn CCW on the spot with 4 step-hops (15-16). M finish facing out of circle with arms folded on chest.|
|9-16||M stand facing out of circle, arms folded on chest.
Meanwhile, W repeat (b), dancing into centre with 2 schottis steps (9-10), turning one half-turn CCW on the spot with 2 step-hops (11), clapping three times (12), dancing away from centre with 2 schottis steps (13-14), passing partner to the L, and turning with two-hand hold to partner one full turn CW with 4 step-hops.
Couples finish with M facing out of circle, W facing partner, and holding inside hands.
|1-2||(c)||M turn CCW, W turn CW, two full turns, moving in LOD. 4 step-hops. Finish in waltz hold with partner, M facing out of circle and W facing in.|
|3-4||All dance 4 side-steps, moving in LOD.|
|5-8, 1-8||Repeat (c) three times. Finish in closed waist-shoulder hold with partner.|
||:9-16:|||(d)||All dance 32 step-hops, turning CW and moving in LOD.|
|Repeat from (a) as desired.|
Taught by Motora in Vancouver 1978-10-26
See also video on YouTube
Description: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-03-17
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