Kaunis käly/Vackra svägerskan

Country: Varsinais-Suomi, Finland
Type: longways set
Formation: even number of couples in two rows facing.

               couple                   couple
                      1    X    O    4
                      1    O    X    4
                      2    X    O    5
                      2    O    X    5
                      3    X    O    6
                      3    O    X    6  (where X=male, O=female)
Hold: holding inside hands, free fist on hip
Steps: reel, walk, waltz

    Dance progression
1-4 (a) Vastuu: Facing couples advance 4 walking steps, retire 4 walking steps.
5-8   Couples cross to opposite place, passing oncoming couple on the R, and turn CCW into place. 8 walking steps.
1-8   Repeat (a) to return to place.
9-12 (b) Varvashyppely ja läpikäynti: Couples dance 8 reel steps, starting hopping on R foot and swinging L foot behind.
13-16   Couple pass through opposite couple, W passing on the inside, and turning individually at opposite place, M CW and W CCW to face into set. 8 walking steps.
9-16   Repeat (b) to return to place.
|:17-24:| (c) Valssi: Couples take waltz hold, and dance 16 turning waltz steps, moving CCW around the set and turning CW, to return to place.
    Repeat as desired.

Source: taught by ? in Vancouver in the 1970s.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. p. 324.
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1970s
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-06-26

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