Kahilainen

Country: Keski-Suomi, Finland
Type: longways set, minimum 2 couples
Formation: couples facing couples
Steps: walk
Music: (CD) Tanhupojat Katrillia tanssimaan (KICD74) track 5; see also midi files [tempo 88], and [tempo 47].

    Dance progression
1-4 (a) Opposite M advance, take R thumb-hold in centre between the two couples, and turn CW. 8 walking steps.
1-4   M return to partners, take L thumb-hold and turn CCW. 8 walking steps.
|:5-8:| (b) Opposite couples dance reel of 4 across the set, W beginning, passing to the R.
|:1-4:|, |:5-8:|   Repeat from (a), this time with opposing W dancing part (a), and M beginning part (b).

Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. pp. 91-92.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-01-04.


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