Jos sinä minun olisit

Country: Keski-Pohjanmaa (music), Finland
Type: couple dance
Formation: open circle of couples, facing in LOD, waltz hold.
Steps: pivot, schottis, step-lift, walk
Music: see notes and midi file

    Dance progression
1-2 (a) Starting with outside food (ML/WR), couples turn CCW about 1/3-turn with 1 schottis step (1), followed by a schottis step turning about 1/3-turn CW (2), while moving in LOD. Ie couple swings towards centre of circle, and back out again, on 2 schottis steps.
3-4   Couples dance 2 pivot steps to turn one full turn CW (3), followed by both bending forward/down in LOD with a step forward in LOD (ML/WR) (4:1), and a step with inside foot (MR/WL) to close (4:2).
|:5-8:|   Repeat (a) twice.
1-4 (b) Couples dance 2 schottis steps forward in LOD (1-2), followed by 4 walking steps forward in LOD (3-4).
Alternatively, replace 4 walking steps with 4 pivot steps.
|:5-8:|   Repeat (b) twice.
1-4 (c) Couples take butterfly hold, and dance 1 schottis step forward in LOD (1). Fold joined MR/WL hands forward, under joined ML/WR hands, and dance a second schottis step forward in LOD (2). Face partner, hold joined ML/WR hands behind M's back, and joined MR/WL hands behind W's back, and dance 4 pivot steps moving in LOD.
|:5-8:|   Repeat (c) twice.
    Repeat from (a) as desired.
     
    Song text (Finnish)
Jos sinä minun olisit
Ja luokseni tänne tulisit
|:Niin lempeni sulle mä laulaisin
Ja kauniisti kultaani kaulaisin:|

Song text (Swedish)
|:Finlands land är ett nykterhets land
Där finns inget annat än skogsstjärnan
|:Och ölet det rinner uti rännstenen
och finka får den som tar en liten en.:|

Source: As taught by A Nutikka, Toronto, 2011
Description: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-11-20


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