Laukkalainen

Country: Finland
Type: set dance/mixer
Formation: Can be danced as (1) 4 couple quadrille, or (b) any number of couples in a circle. All face centre of circle/quadrille, fists on hips.
Steps: polkka
Music: (CD) Katrillaten 2, track 10.

    Dance progression
|:1-4:| (a) Turn to face corner. All start with L foot and dance 4 polkka steps on the spot. Turn 1/2 turn CCW to face partner, and dance 4 polkka steps on the spot.
|:5-8:| (b) All take 2-hand hold with partner and turn CW on the spot with 4 polkka steps, followed by 4 polkka steps turning CCW. Finish with W on man's L side.
    Repeat from (a) as desired. Repeats 4 times if done as a quadrille, otherwise any number of times.
Note: M move CCW around the set from partner to partner, W stay in place.

Source: taught by Martti Vanhapelto in Vancouver, 1985-11 and 1987-02.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977 p. 126.
Original description in Swedish: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1987-02.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-09-19


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