Type: longways set dance
Formation: even number of couples facing couples in two lines. Couples holding inside hands.
Place A facing > < couple 1 X O O X 2 3 X O O X 4 5 X O O X 6 7 X O O X 8 front
|1-8||1 (a)||Couples, beginning with outside (ML/WR) foot, advance 4 walking steps (1-2) and dance 2 balancés (3-4). Retire ditto.|
|1-8||Couples take waltz hold, turn CW on the spot (1-2) with 4 walking steps, turning W under joined arms on the last two steps (3-4), 4 walking steps. Repeat, turning CCW on the spot (5-8).|
|9-16||(b)||Women's karkelo: beginning with R foot, W advance with 3 walking steps (9 & 10), step slightly back on 4th beat (&), turn CCW on the spot one full turn with a hop, and continue across set to opposite M, passing opposite W on the L (11 & 12 &). 8 walking steps total.
W take waltz hold with opposite M and turn CW on the spot, 8 walking steps (13-16)
|9-16||W repeat (1 b) to return to place.|
||:1-8:|||2 (a)||Repeat (1 a).|
||:9-16:|||(b)||Men's karkelo: all M repeat (1 b), beginning with R foot.|
||:1-8:|||3 (a)||Couples take waltz hold, dance 3 sidesteps towards opposite couple (1-2), and 3 sidesteps back to place (3-4).
All couples dance across the set to opposite place, passing opposite couple on the R (M back to back) and turning CCW as a couple at opposite place to face back into set on last bar (5-8). 8 sidesteps.
Repeat to return to place.
|9-16||(b)||W R-hand chain across the set. Courtesy turn CCW with opposite M. 8 walking steps. Repeat to return to place.|
|9-16||M L-hand chain across the set. R-in-R thumb-hold turn CW with opposite W. 8 walking steps. Repeat to return to place.|
|1-8||4 (a)||Couples form closed circles of 4 couples (ie couples 1-4, and 5-8), and dance CW. 16 walking steps. Finish in place B, facing side.
Place B facing couple 1 O X O X 2 \/ couple 3 X O X O 4 /\ couple 5 O X O X 6 \/ couple 7 X O X O 8 /\ front
|1-8||Dance dos-à-dos CW around opposite person (1-4), 8 walking steps.
Couple facing front makes arch and advances, facing couple passes through (5-6), 4 walking steps. Repeat arches, with opposite couple making arch (7-8), 4 walking steps.
|9-16||(b)||Opposite couples advance and pass through opposite couple (ie couples 1 and 3, 2 and 4, etc), passing on the L, and continuing a half-turn around partner to change places, M on the 'outside' (9-12). 8 walking steps.
Repeat to return to place B.
|9-16||Couples holding inside hands change places with opposide couple, passing on the L (9-12) ie M leading, 8 walking steps.
Repeat to return to place B (13-16), 8 walking steps.
||:1-8:|||5 (a)||All couples dance reel of 4 in lines, ie couple 7 with couple 8, couple 5 with couple 6, etc. Begin passing R shoulders with partner. 16 walking steps.
Circle around partner CW to finish reel and return to place B. Take R-hand star with opposite couple (ie couple 7 with couple 5, couple 8 with couple 6, etc.). 16 walking steps.
|9-16||(b)||Dance R-hand star, turning CW, 16 walking steps.|
|9-16||Dance L-hand star, turning CCW, 16 walking steps. Finish in place A.|
|1-8||6 (a)||Couples, holding inside hands, advance 4 walking steps (1-2) and dance 2 balancés (3-4). Retire 4 walking steps and 2 balancé steps opening into large closed circle.|
|1-8||Circle CW, 16 walking steps.|
|9-16||(b)||W form closed inside circle and continue CW, 16 walking steps, while M in open circle outside move CCW, 16 walking steps. M finish beside partner, with R hand on partner's L shoulder, turning to begin moving CW (15-16).|
|9-16||All circle CW, 8 walking steps (9-12). Couples take waltz hold and turn CW 8 walking steps (13-16).|
Source: YouTube video.
Description: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-01-13.
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