Laukkopolkka

Country: Pohjanmaa, Finland
Type: circle set
Formation: any number of couples in a circle, M facing LOD, W facing RLOD
Hold: polkka position, ie waltz hold, M holding W's R hand in own L hand on own L hip.
Steps: polkka, side-steps
Music: (CD) Katrillaten 2 track 11.

    Dance progression
1-4 (a) Dance 4 polkka steps, turning CW, and moving in LOD.
1-4   Dance 4 polkka steps, turning CCW, and moving in LOD. Finish with M facing in LOD, W facing in RLOD, dropping hold and placing fists on hips.
5-6 (b) All dance 4 side-steps to L, starting with L foot. Ie. M move into centre of circle, W move out of circle.
7-8   All dance 4 side-steps to R, starting with R foot. Ie. finish facing partner.
5-8   All repeat (b), but beginning to R, ie M moving out of circle, W moving into centre of circle.
    Repeat from (a) as desired.

Source: taught to L. Ruus by ?, in Vanouver in the early 1970s.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. p. 90.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-06-19, rev. 2012-11-18


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