Heikkillä

Country: Satakunta, Finland
Type: quadrille set dance
Formation: 4 or 8 couples in a square set. Couple 1 has backs to the music, couple 3 faces music, couple 2 stands to left of couple 1, and couple 4 faces couple 2. Couples 1 and 3 are 'head' couples, couples 2 and 4 are 'side' couples. M has partner on his right, holding inside hands at shoulder height, free fist on hip.
Steps: step-hop, twostep, walk
Music: (CD) Suomealaisen Kansantanssi Ystävät ry Katrillaten 2 (SKY-02) track 3; see also midi file

    Dance progression
1-4 1 (a) Vastuu: Head couples, starting with ML/WR foot, advance 4 walking steps, nod to opposite, and retire with 4 walking steps.
5-8   Side couples vastuu as above.
1-8   Head and side couples repeat 1 (a).
9-12 (b) Kiertuli: M1 and W3 dance dos-à-dos, 8 walking steps.
13-16   Ditto M2 and W4.
9-12   Ditto M3 and W1.
13-16   Ditto M4 and W2.
17-24 2 (a) Marssi: All turn to face CW, individually, with fists on hips (ie no hand hold). 8 walking steps CW around circle.
Turn 1/2 turn CW to face CCW, and do 8 walking steps moving CCW around the circle.
25 2 (b) Polska: Two-hand hold with partner, starting with ML/WR foot, 1 two-step towards partner, swinging arms in, out, in.
26   Starting with MR/WL foot, 1 two-step moving somewhat away from partner, swinging arms out, in, out.
27-28   Starting with ML/WR foot, repeat twosteps, as above.
29-32   Turn with partner CW on the spot with 4 twosteps as above.
33-36   Take two-hand hold with corner, and turn CCW with 4 twosteps as above.
25-36   Repeat 2 (b), first dancing twosteps and turning CW with corner, then CCW with partner.
37-44 3 (a) Piirit: Head couples form closed circle in centre of set, and dance 8 step-hops CW, and 8 step-hops CCW.
37-44   Side couples repeat 3 (a).
45-52 (b) Paripyörintä: Head couples take two-hand hold with partner, and dance 8 twosteps turning CW on the spot.
45-52   Side couples repeat 3 (b).
37-44 4 (a) Piiri: All W make closed circle in centre of the set, hands at houlder height, and dan 16 step-hops CW.
37-44   M repeat 4 (a).
45-52 (b) Paripyörintä: head couples repeat 3 (b).
45-52   Side couples repeat 3 (b).
37-40 5 (a) Läpikäynti: Head couples take skaters position with thumb hold (M's R arm underneath). M swings partner over to his L side (stepping backwards on the first two steps to allow W to pass infront), and pass through opposite couple (W passing on inside) to opposite place. 8 walking steps.
Each turns inward to face into set, without changing places or altering handhold.
41-44   Repeat to return to place.
37-44   Side couples repeat 5 (a).
45-52 (b) Paripyörintä: head couples repeat 3 (b).
45-52   Side couples repeat 3 (b).
37-44 6 (a) Nurkkaparien läpikäynti: M2 with W3 and M4 with W1 repeat 5 (a).
37-44   M1 with W2, and M3 with W4 repeat 5 (a).
45-52 (b) Paripyörintä: all couples repeat 3 (b).
45-52   All take two-hand hold with corner and dance 8 twosteps turning CCW.
37-40 7 (a) Hyvästijättö: M3 and W1 take R-hand hold, above shoulder height (to make a window), and walk CW around each other and back to place. 8 walking steps.
41-44   M4 and W1 repeat 7 (a).
37-40   M1 and W3 repeat 7 (a).
41-44   M2 and W4 repeat 7 (a).
    Meanwhile all sing:
Anna sä kultani oikeeta kättä,
että mä saan sinut hyvästi jättää
la la la la la la la la la la la la la la laa
45-52 (b) Paripyörintä: all couples repeat 3 (b).
45-52   All take two-hand hold with corner and dance 8 twosteps turning CCW.
37-40 8 (a) Kierto: Head couples take L-hand hold with opposite, and walk CCW around each other. 8 walking steps.
41-44   Head couples take R-hand hold with partner, and walk CW around each other and return to place. 8 walking steps.
37-44   Side couples repeat 7 (a).
45-52 (b) Paripyörintä: all couples repeat 3 (b).
45-52   All take two-hand hold with corner and dance 8 twosteps turning CCW.
37-44 9 (a) Piiri: All couples form closed circle, and dance 16 walking steps CW and 16 walking steps CCW.

Source: taught by Martti Vanhapelto, Portland OR, 1987-10-10 and 11.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. pp. 147-150.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1987-10-10 and 11.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-06-13, rev. 2014-02-02


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