Karjalainen katrilli [Martti Vanhapelto's version]

Country: Finland
Type: longways set
Formation: couples, in two lines of couples facing couples.

                   couple 3      couple 4
                    O  X          O  X

                    X  O          X  O   (where X=male, O=female)
                   couple 2      couple 1

Hold: couples facing into set. M has R hand around W's waist, and holding WL in WL hand. (I.e. courtesy, promenade, or skater's position)
Steps: run
Music:

    Dance progression
1-4 1 a Opposing couples change places, W passing on inside. 8 running steps.
5-8   Couples take skewed waltz hold, and dance 4 running steps turning CW on the spot. Finish facing out of set.
M turn CCW, W turn CW (ie away from partner) to face back into set. 4 running steps.
1-4   M advance 4 running steps, turn a quarter turn to the L and dance 4 small running steps past opposite M, ie parallel to lines of the set.
5-8   M turn a quarter turn R to face original place, Dance 8 small running steps back to place. W also dance 8 running steps back to place with partner.
|:9-16:|   b Skewed waltz hold with partner, 16 running steps CW on the spot, and 16 running steps CCW. W turns CW under joined hands on last two beats. Finish facing into set.
|:1-8:| 2 a W advance to opposite M. 8 running steps.
W and opposite M take waltz hold, and dance 8 running steps turning CW, and 16 running steps turning CCW. W turns CW under joined hands on last two beats. Finish facing into set.
|:9-16:|   b W repeat (2 a) to return to partner.
1-4 3 a M dance karkelo, with hop and full turn CCW, to opposite place. 8 running steps.
5-8   M take skewed waltz hold with opposite W, and dance 8 running steps turning CW on the spot.
1-8   Still in waltz hold, dance 16 running steps turning CCW on the spot.
|:9-16:|   b M repeat (3 a) to return to own partner at original place.
|:1-8:| 4 a W repeat (3 a) above.
|:9-16:|   b W repeat (3 b) above. Finish in promenade hold.
|:1-8:| 5 a All couples cross to opposite side, passing to R of oncoming couple. 8 running steps.
Still in promenade hold, dance 24 running steps turning CCW on the spot.
|:9-16:|   b M advance 4 running steps. Take R-elbow hook and into cross-back hold with opposite M (ie R-elbows hooked, and with R hand holding opposite M's L hand behind his back, both facing in opposite directions).
Dance 12 running steps turning CW on the spot.
Dance 16 running steps turning CCW on the spot.
|:1-8:| 6 a M change to waltz hold with opposite, and dance 16 running steps turning CW on the spot, and 16 running steps turning CCW on the spot.
Still in promenade hold, dance 24 running steps turning CCW on the spot.
|:9-16:|   b M return to original place, 4 running steps. Take waltz hold with opposite W, and dance 12 running steps turning CW, and 16 running steps turning CCW.
|:1-8:||:9-16:| 7   W repeat (5 a) and (5 b) above.
|:1-8:||:9-16:| 8   W repeat (6 a) and (6 b) above.
|:1-8:| 9 a Couples 3 and 4, holding inside hands, advance 4 running steps, retire 4 running steps.
Couples 3 and 4 form closed circle, and dance 8 running steps CW, followed by 16 running steps CCW.
|:9-16:|   Couples 1, 2, 3, and 4 form closed circle, and dance 16 running steps CW, followed by 16 running steps CCW.
Finish in original places.
|:1-8:|   b All W form closed circle, and dance 16 running steps CW, and 16 running steps CCW.
Meanwhile, all M form closed circle outside circle of women, and dance 16 running steps CCW, followed by 16 running steps CW.
|:9-16:|   All M swing joined hands over women's heads to form front basket, and all dance 16 running steps CW, followed by 16 running steps CCW.
|:1-8:| All W swing joined hands over men's heads to form front basket, and all dance 16 running steps CW, followed by 16 running steps CCW.
9-12   Couples return to original place, 8 running steps.
13-16   With waltz hold with partner, 8 running steps on the spot, turning CW.
9-16   Followed by 16 running steps on the spot, turning CCW.
3x[|:1-8:||:9-16:|] 10   Repeat (9 a) and (9 b), this time couples 1 and 2 begin.
|:1-8:| 11 a Couples, in promenade hold, and facing CCW dance 16 running steps in circle CCw.
Followed by 16 running steps on the spot turning CCW.
W turns CW under joined hands on the last 2 beats, turning so that the couple faces CW in the circle.
|:9-16:|   b Couples dance 16 running steps in circle CW.
Followed by 16 running steps on the spot turning CCW.
W turns CW under joined hands on the last 2 beats.

Source: devised and taught by Martti Vanhapelto, Vancouver, 1987-02.
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1987-02.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-08-26


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