Country: Finland. Contemporary choreography by ?
Type: mixed circle and longways set dance
Formation: closed circle of couples, hands at shoulder height. Described for 8 couples.
Steps: step-swing, travelling waltz, turning waltz
|1-4||1||Circle moves CCW (LOD) beginning with outside (ML/WR) foot. 4 waltz steps.|
|5-8||Couples turn half turn CW to face out of circle, and reform closed circle. 4 waltz steps.|
|9-12||Circle moves CCW (LOD). 4 waltz steps.|
|13-16||Couples turn one-half turn CCW to face into circle, and reform closed circle. 4 waltz steps.|
|1-16||2||Repeat (1). Finish by turning W a 1-1/4 turn with inside hands CCW into courtesy hold, with all couples facing in LOD in open circle.|
|1-4||3||All dance 4 waltz steps forward in LOD.|
|5-8||Maintaining courtesy hold, turn one full turn CCW on the spot (M backwards, W forwards). 4 waltz steps.|
|9-16||Repeat (3). 8 waltz steps.|
|1-16||4||Repeat (3). 16 waltz steps.|
|1-8||5||All W form inner closed circle and dance CW. 8 waltz steps. Meanwhile, M face CCW and dance in open outer circle (hands on backs) CCW. 8 waltz steps.|
|9-16||M take partner in courtesy hold, and couples turn CCW (M backwards) twice round on the spot. 8 waltz steps.|
|1-16||6||Repeat (5). Finish in 4 lines of 4 persons each (from front: W M W M), facing audience. W infront of partner, and 2 couples per line.
line 1 2 3 4 M M M M W W W W M M M M W W W W front
|1-4||7||Person in front peers at partner behind him/her over L shoulder (1), then R shoulder (2). Meanwhile, person behind peers at partner over his/her respective shoulder. All turn individually one full turn CCW on the spot (3-4). 4 waltz steps.|
|5-8||Last person in each line moves to front of line, passing line by R shoulder. Meanwhile, the line moves slightly backwards one position. 4 waltz steps.|
|9-16||Repeat (7). 8 waltz steps.|
|9-16, 1-16||8||Repeat (7) twice. Finish in same order as at beginning of (7).|
|1-4||9||Front W in each line circles 1/2 turn CCW around partner to face second W in the line. Meanwhile, first M in each line turns 1/2 turn on the spot CCW to face down the line. 4 waltz steps.|
|5-8||W link R elbows with opposite W, and turn one full turn on the spot CW. 4 waltz steps.|
|9-16||M take partner in courtesy hold, and turn in M's place CCW two full turns (M backwards). 8 waltz steps.|
|1-8||10||W link R elbows with opposite W, and turn 2 full turns on the spot CW. 8 waltz steps.|
|9-16||M take partner in courtesy hold, and turn in M's place CCW two full turns (M backwards). 8 waltz steps. Finish in lines as before, W facing away from audience, M facing audience and holding hands across the lines.|
|1-16||11||Lines facing audience make arches while those facing away from audience duck under (passing L shoulders). As each line reaches front, dancers turn 1/2 turn CCW (individually) with 2 waltz steps to face down the line. As each line reaches back of set, turn 1/2 turn CCW with 2 waltz steps to face up the set, taking hands with others in the same line. 2 waltz steps per line interchange and 2 waltz steps for each turn at front and back of set. Total 16 waltz steps. Finish in lines as at beginning of (7), couples facing.|
|1-4||12||All advance 2 waltz steps (1-2), and retire 2 waltz steps (3-4).|
|5-8||All dance dos-à-dos, CW with partner. 4 waltz steps.|
|9-16||Repeat advance and retire (9-12), 4 waltz steps. Finish in 2 lines across the stage, (front couples move backwards towards WR, back couples moving forward beside them), W in front facing away from front, M facing front. Seen from the front, leftmost 4 couples turn to face to L (W is to L of partner), rightmost couples turn to face to R (W is to R of partner). 4 waltz steps.|
|1-8||13||All advance, W dancing in 2 arcs to meet at front, M dancing in 2 arcs to meet at back of set. 8 waltz steps.|
|9-16||W move in two parallel lines down the middleaway from front, M lines meet and move in 2 parallel lines towards front, outside the oncoming lines of women. W curve around (one line to L, the other to R) and move towards front in parallel lines outside the lines of men. 8 waltz steps.
line 1 2 3 4 W M M W W M M W W M M W W M M W front
|1-8||14||W to L (seen from the front) form R hand star, while W to R (seen from the front) form L hand star. Stars turn respectively two full turns CW and CCW, 8 waltz steps.|
|9-16||W stars continue turning one full turn respectively CW and CCW, as M join beside own partner, beginning with frontmost M and continuing down the line. M do not form star but dance beside partner with hands on back. 8 waltz steps. Finish in four lines as at end of (13). Lines 1 and 2 facing to L (as seen from front), and lines 3 and 4 facing R.|
|1-8||15||W peer over shoulder furthest from front, then shoulder closest to front (1-2), and turn one full turn on the spot (3-4) lines 1-2 turning CW while lines 3 and 4 turn CCW, 4 waltz steps.
W dance in an arc towards front, turning 1/2 turn to face in centre. Meanwhile M move forward to where partner was, and turn towards centre 1/2 turn to face into set (5-8). 4 waltz steps Ie, lines at finish are:
line 1 2 3 4 W M M W W M M W W M M W W M M W frontwith lines 1 and 2 facing to R (as seen from front) and lines 3 and 4 facing to L.
|9-16||M peer over shoulder closest to front, then shoulder furthest from front (9-10), and turn one full turn on the spot (11-12) lines 1-2 turning CW while lines 3 and 4 turn CCW, 4 waltz steps.
M dance in an arc towards front, turning 1/2 turn to face sidelines. Meanwhile W move forward to where partner was, and turn towards centre 1/2 turn to face sidelines. 4 waltz steps Ie, lines at finish are as at the end of (8 a):
line 1 2 3 4 M W W M M W W M M W W M M W W M frontLines 1 and 2 facing to L (as seen from front), and lines 3 and 4 facing R.
|1-16||16||Repeat (15). On the last 4 waltz steps, W approaches partner from behind on his R side, and all take open waist-shoulder hold. Leftmost line of couples (seen from front) face front, rightmost line of couples faces away from front.|
|1-8||17||All dance 4 slow walking steps with step-swing (1-4) moving in LOD to form open circle of couples. Take waltz hold with partner and dance turning waltz (5-8), 4 waltz steps moving in LOD (5-8).|
|1-16||18||All dance travelling waltz steps to form a line across front of stage, with final bow on last waltz step. 16 waltz steps.|
Source: see YouTube video at <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGDRjV3_VvI>
Description: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-10-17, rev. 2013-10-20
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