Engelska trippen

Country: Nagu, Turku archipelago, Finland
Type: couple mixer
Formation: any number of couples in an open circle, facing in LOD, holding inside hands, free fist on hip
Steps: reel, walk
Music: (CD) Finlands Svenska Folkdansring r.f. Årsprogram 2006-2007 track 9.

    Dance progression
     
    Variation 1
1-8 (a) All starting on L foot, 8 walking steps in LOD. Turn towards partner and face RLOD. 8 walking steps in RLOD. Finish facing partner.
9-12 (b) Dance 8 reel steps, starting hopping on L foot swinging R foot behind it.
13-16 (c) Take waltz hold with partner. 8 step-hops CW on the spot, both starting with L foot, and with a stamp on 1st beat.
9-16   Repeat (b) and (c), finishing with W moving up to next M in LOD.
    Repeat from (a) as desired.
     
    Variation 2
1-8 (a) All starting on L foot, 8 walking steps in LOD. Turn towards partner and face RLOD. 8 walking steps in RLOD. Finish facing partner.
9 (b) Stamp forward towards partner with L foot, to L of partner's L foot
take 2 small steps backwards to close (R,L)
10   Stamp forward towards partner with R foot, to R of partner's R foot
take 2 small steps backwards to close (L,R)
11-12   Repeat (b).
13-16 (c) Take waltz hold with partner. 8 step-hops CW on the spot, both starting with L foot, and with a stamp on 1st beat.
9-16   Repeat (b) and (c), finishing with W moving up to next M in LOD.
    Repeat from (a) as desired.

Provenance: originally described by Yngvar Heikel based on a description by folk musician Karl Matsson (born 1852) from Kyrkbacken, and sisters Antoinette (born 1874) and Selma (born 1868) Fagerlund from Komu in Nagu.
Source: taught by Martti Vanhapelto, Vancouver 1988-03-25 to 26.
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1988-03-25 to 26.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-06-06, rev. 2012-11-18


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