Kuuden kolmeinen

Country: Häme, Finland
Type: set dance
Formation: 6 dancers, in a cross formation. Dancers 1 and 2 face, as do 3 and 4, and 5 and 6 face across the set.

                 4 O
                  
                 3 X
          5 O            X 6
                 2 X

                 1 O

Steps: reel, stamp, walk.
Music: 2/4 metre; (CD) Kutinaa Kengissä Tanhut yli 10-vuotiaat (KTNLCD 02) track 16.

    Dance progression
1-4 (a) Dancers 1, 2, 3, and 4 dance 6 reel steps, followed by 3 stamps.
5-8   Dancers 1, 2, 3, and 4 repeat (a).
9-16 (b) Dancers 1, 2, 3, and 4 dance a full reel of 4, beginning passing on the L, ie passing R shoulders.
Continue 1/4 of a reel past original place, such that dancers 2 and 3 respectively finish in 1 and 4's original places, while 4 and 1 finish back to back facing 5 and 6 respectively. 16 walking steps.
                 3 X
                  
         5 O  4 O   O 1  X 6

                 2 X
1-8,9-16   Dancers 5, 4, 1 and 6 repeat (a) and (b).

Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. pp. 218-219.
See also: <http://www.folkdance.com/LDNotations/KuudenKolmeinen2001LD.pdf> or <http://www.folkdancecamp.org/old_syllabus/FDC1999.pdf>
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-03-05


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