Eevastiina

Country: Satakunta, Finland
Type: couple dance, song dance
Formation: any number of couples in an open circle, facing in LOD, holding inside hands, free fist on hip
Steps: step-swing, Finnish polkka, walk
Music: see midi file

    Dance progression
1-8 (a) Vastakkain ja seläkkäin: Dance 8 polkka steps forward in LOD, swinging inside hands to dance alternately face-to-face and somewhat back-to-back with partner.
9-10 (b) Kävely ja polkka: Starting with ML/WR foot, dance 3 walking steps forward in LOD
On last beat, swing inside foot (MR/WL) forward, with lift on outside foot (ML/WR)
11-12   Turn towards partner and face in RLOD, holding ML/WR hands. Repeat above (bars 9-10) in RLOD.
13-16   Waltz hold, dance 4 polkka steps, turning CW in LOD.
9-16   Repeat (b).
    Repeat from (a) as desired.
     
    Song text
    Olin minä aika pöllöpää
kun Eevastiina nain.
Heti ko vihiltä palattiin,
minä korvapuustin sain.

Source: taught by Martti Vanhapelto, Vancouver 1987-02-07.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. p. 66.
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1987-02.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-06-05


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