Katrilli Paatenesta

Country: Itä-Karjala, Finland
Type: longways set of couples facing couples, holding inside hands.
Formation: even number of couples facing couples in two lines. Couples to the right (counting from the front) are odd-numbered (1, 3, 5, etc), while couples standing to the left are even-numbered (2, 4, 6, etc)
Steps: run
Music: same music as Lanssi, but different number of repeats. See midi file.

    Dance progression
1-4 1 a While W dance to opposite place with 8 running steps, passing L shoulders on the inside, and turning CCW (around L shoulder) to face into set. M dance to centre between the two opposing couples, with 4 running steps, turn 1/4 turn CW around opposite M with 4 running steps.
5-8   M dance an additional 4 running steps CW around opposing M (now 1/2 way around opposing M).
9-12   W dance 8 running steps back to place, between the men.
Meanwhile M dance an additional 4 running steps CW around opposing M, picking-up partner on his R side as she passes and holding inside hands, dance 4 running steps with partner back to place.
13-16   Couples take skewed waltz hold with ML/WR arms stretched out, and dance 8 running steps CW on the spot.
1-4   b W dance 8 running steps across to opposite M, take skewed waltz hold with ML/WR arms stretched out.
5-16   Couples dance 8 running steps CW on the spot, and 16 running steps CCW.
1-16   W repeat (1 b) to return to original place.
1-3   c M dance 6 running steps toward opposite M.
4   M stamp twice, turn one-half turn CCW.
5-8   M run back to place, 8 running steps.
9-16   Couples take skewed waltz hold and dance 8 running steps CW on the spot. Ditto CCW.
1-16   d W repeat (1 b) to opposite place.
1-8   W advance, dance a sideways dos-a-dos with opposite W, and return to partner. 16 running steps.
9-16   Couples take skewed waltz hold and dance 8 running steps CW on the spot. Ditto CCW.
1-4 2 a Couples take courtesy/promenade hold , and dance 8 running steps to opposite place.
5-16   Couples dance 24 running steps turning CCW on the spot.
1-4   b M advance 8 running steps, and take R-elbow hook with opposite M.
5-8   M turn 8 running steps CW, and
9-16   16 running steps backwards, ie CCW.
1-4   M return to own partner, 8 running steps.
5-8   Couples take R-elbow hold, and dance 8 running steps turning CW on the spot, and
9-16   16 running steps backwards, ie CCW on the spot.
1-4   c W advance 8 running steps, and take R-elbow hook with opposite W, and hold L-hand in L-hand.
5-8   W turn 8 running steps CW, and
9-16   16 running steps backwards, ie CCW.
Meanwhile, M dance outside the women, 8 running steps back to place.
1-4   W return to own partner, 8 running steps.
5-8   Couples take R-elbow hold, and dance 8 running steps turning CW on the spot, and
9-16   16 running steps backwards, ie CCW on the spot.
1-8 3 a Couples 2 and 4, holding hands, advance 8 running steps to couples 1 and 3. All four couples form closed circle, couples 2 and 4 drawing the circle out dancing backwards 8 running steps.
9-16   All four couples dance 8 running steps CW, followed by 8 running steps CCW.
1-8   b The 4 W form closed circle in the centre, and stand still.
Meanwhile, the 4 M dance 16 running steps CW around the women,
9-16   followed by 16 running steps CCW, finishing behind and to L of own partner.
1-16   c M swing joined hands over heads of W to form front basket. All dance 16 running steps turning CW, followed by 16 running steps CCW.
1-16   M swing joined hands backwards over heads of W, and W swing joined hands backward over M's heads to form new front basket. All dance 16 running steps turning CW, followed by 16 running steps CCW.
1-16   Basket is dissolved, and all form closed circle. All dance 16 running steps turning CW, followed by 16 running steps CCW. On the last beats, couples return to original lines.
1-8 4 a Couples 1 and 3, holding hands, advance 8 running steps to couples 2 and 4. All four couples form closed circle, couples 1 and 3 drawing the circle out dancing backwards 8 running steps.
9-16   All four couples dance 8 running steps CW, followed by 8 running steps CCW.
1-8   b The 4 M form closed circle in the centre, and stand still.
Meanwhile, the 4 W dance 16 running steps CW around the men,
9-16   followed by 16 running steps CCW, finishing behind and to R of own partner.
1-16   c W swing joined hands over heads of M to form front basket. All dance 16 running steps turning CW, followed by 16 running steps CCW.
1-16   W swing joined hands backwards over heads of M, and M swing joined hands backward over W's heads to form new front basket. All dance 16 running steps turning CW, followed by 16 running steps CCW.
1-16   Basket is dissolved, and all form closed circle. All dance 16 running steps turning CW, followed by 16 running steps CCW.
1-16 5   Couples take courtesy/promenade hold, and dance 32 running steps CW in the circle.
1-16   followed by 32 running steps turning CW on the spot.

Source: taught by Turun Kansantanssin Ystävät ry in Vancouver, April 1984.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. pp. 310-314. [Note: the above version differs somewhat from the version in Tanhuvakka.]
Original description in Swedish: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1984-04.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-03-17


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