Mylläkkä

Country: Keski-Suomi, Finland
Type: mixer
Formation: any number of couples in open circle, holding inside hands.
Steps: walk
Music: (CD) Katrillaten 2 (SKY-02) track 13.

    Dance progression
|:1-4:| (a) Couples 1 and 2 form closed circle, and dance 16 walking steps CW.
|:5-8:| (b) M1 and M2 switch partners, and with two-hand hold with new partner, dance 8 walking steps CW, followed by 8 walking steps CCW.
|:1-4:|   M2 and W1 repeat (a) with couple 3, while M1 and W2 dance same with couple on the other side of couple 1.
|:5-8:|   All active couples change partners with those they danced part (a) with, and repeat part (b)
    Repeat from (a) as desired. With each repeat 1 or 2 new couples around the circle join the active couples.
M stay in their original places throughout. W move around the circle as they move from new partner to new partner in part (b).


Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977 pp. 127-128..
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-09-22


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