Lantti

Country: Varsinais-Suomi, Finland
Type: mixer
Formation: open circle of couples facing in LOD, holding inside hands, free fist on hip.
Steps: polkka, walk
Music: (CD) Vipinää Varpaissa laululaikit, track 33; (CD) Tanhumusiikkia track 5. see also midi file,

    Dance progression
1-8 (a) Couples dance 8 polkks steps, beginning ML/WR, on the spot, face-to-face and back-to-back, swinging inside hands.
1-8 (b) Couples take waltz hold, and dance 8 polkka steps turning CW, and moving in LOD.
9 (c) Couples drop hold, put fists on hips. M bow and W curtsey.
10   All clap 3 times.
11-12   Repeat curtsey/bow and claps.
13   All clap partner's R hand with own R hand, then clap own hands.
14   All clap partner's L hand with own L hand, then own hands.
15   All clap partner's R hand with own R hand, turning one full turn CCW on the spot (away from partner), with 2 walking steps.
16   All stamp L foot 3 times.
9-16   Repeat (c).
    Repeat from (a) as desired. M take new partner (next W on their R) with each repeat.

Source: taught by Martti Vanhapellto, in Portland OR, October 10-11, 1987
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. p. 89.
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1987-10.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-09-25


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