Kopukka or Kopponen

Country: variation from Länsi-Suomi, Finland
Type: set dance
Formation: 2 couples facing. Hands at waist.
Steps: walk
Music: midi file; (CD) Kansantanssinnuorten Liitto ry Vipinää Varpaissa laululeikit (KTNLCD01) track 30

    Dance progression
:1-4: (a) All with weight on R foot, tap L heel forwards on floor 7 times. On (4 &) switch weight to L foot, and tap R heel forwards on floor 7 times. Collect feet on second (4 &).
5-6 (b) W change places with opposite, passing to the R. 4 walking steps.
7-8   M change places with opposite, passing to the R. 4 walking steps.
5-8   Repeat (b) to return to original place.
    Repeat from (a) as desired.
     
    Song text
:Takko Matti frallallaa
väärä takki frallalla:

Kyll' hän osaa frallalla
suutaan hakkaa frallallaa:

Source: taught by Motora in Vancouver, 1978-10-26.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977, p. 279. Also in Collan, Anni. Suomalainen kisapirtti Helsinki: V. Söderströ, 1946.
Original description in Swedish: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1978-10-26.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-03-16 rev. 2012-09-19


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