Kaakkuri/Tantoli

Country: Yleissuomalaisia, Finland
Type: couple dance
Formation: open circle of couples, facing in LOD
Hold: waltz hold
Steps: step-hop, schottis step (M: forward L (1), close R (2), forward L (3), lift on L (4); W: opposite footwork)
Music: (LP) Tanhumusiikkia track 2; see also midi file

    Dance progression
1 1 (a) Beginning with ML/WR foot, 2 step-hops forward in LOD.
2   2 step-hops turning CW as a couple.
3-4,1-4   Repeat (a) 3 times.
5 (b) Dance 1 schottis step forward in LOD.
6   1 schottis step backward in RLOD.
7-8   4 step-hops, turning CW as a couple, moving in LOD.
5-8   Repeat (b).
1-2 2 (a) Beginning with ML/WR foot, 4 sidesteps in LOD, with a stamp on last beat.
3-4   4 sidesteps in RLOD, with stamp on last beat.
1-4   Repeat (a).
|:5-8:| (b) Repeat 1 (b).
1 3 (a) Facing in LOD, and starting with ML/WR foot, touch heel of outside foot to floor forward, while leaning back (1 &).
2   Touch toe of outside foot to floor behind, while leaning forward (2 &)
3-4   Dance 3 quick walking steps forward in LOD.
1-4   Repeat (a) with opposite footwork.
|:5-8:| (b) Repeat 1 (b).
1-2 4 (a) Dance 1 schottis step forward in LOD, followed by 1 schottis step backward in RLOD.
3   'Paw' ground twice with outside foot.
4   Tap toe of outside foot to floor 3 times, behind, leaning slightly forward.
1-4   Repeat 4 (a).
|:5-8:| (b) Take closed waist-shoulder hold with partner, and dance 16 step-hops, turning CW and moving in LOD.

Source: taught by Martti Vanhapelto, Vancouver, 1987-02-07.
This is somewhat different from the version in: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. p. 79.
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1987-02-07.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-06-16, rev. 2012-11-18


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