Lappakatrilli

Country: Keski-Suomi, Finland
Type: longways set
Formation: even number of couples in two rows, couples facing couples. Begin in 'butterfly' hold.
Steps: sideways gallop, polkka, walk
Music: (CD) Kutinaa kengissä Tanhut yli 10-voutiaat 2000 (KTNLCD02) track 17; (CD) Tanhupojat Katrillia tanssimaan track 14. see also midi file.

    Dance progression
1-4 (a) Opposite couples change places with 8 sideways gallop steps, M passing back to back.
5-8   Couples turn, and repeat to return to place.
9-10 (b) M start with L foot and advance 4 walking steps towards opposite M.
11-12   M clap L hands with opposite M (beat 11:1), while turning one-half turn CW, and dance 4 walking steps back to place.
13-16   Take two-hand hold with partner, hands at shoulder level and elbows bent, and dance 8 walking steps turning CW on the spot.
9-12 (c) W start with R foot and advance 4 walking steps towards opposite W.
W clap R hands with opposite W (beat 11:1), while turning one-half turn CCW, and dance 4 walking steps back to place.
Meanwhile, M stand in place, arms folded on chest.
13-16   Take two-hand hold with partner, hands at shoulder level and elbows bent, and dance 8 walking steps turning CCW on the spot.
17-19 (d) M, arms folded on chest, dance 3 polkka steps to opposite W.
20   and dance 1 polkka step in front of opposite W.
21-22   turn one-half turn CW (over R shoulder) and return to place with 2 polkka steps, passing opposite to the left.
23-24   Take two-hand hold with partner and turn CW with 2 polkka steps CW on the spot.
17-24 (e) W repeat (d), passing to the R in the centre, turning CCW infront of opposite M, and turning CCW with own partner.
M stand with arms crossed on chest.
    Can be danced as a quadrille, in which case head couples dance all of the above, which is then repeated by side couples.

Source: taught by Turun Kansantanssi Ystävät, Vancouver BC, April 1984, and by Martti Vanhapelto, Portland OR, October 10-11, 1987
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. pp. 326-327.
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1987-10.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-09-25


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