Naapurin mamma

Country: Satakunta, Finland
Type: couple dance
Formation: any number of couples in a circle, M facing out of circle, W facing centre of circle.
Hold: polkka hold (ie waltz hold, with joined ML/WR hands on ML hip).
Steps: polkka, side-steps

    Dance progression
1-8 (a) Dance 4 polkka steps turning CW and moving in LOD, then 4 polkka steps turning CCW, moving in LOD.
Finish with M facing in LOD, W facing RLOD.
9-12 (b) Dance 2 side-steps out of the circle, with a stamp on the last beat (10:4), followed by 2 side-steps back into circle, with a stamp on (12:4).
13-16   Repeat (b).
    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. pp. 98-99.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-06-19, rev. 2013-02-13.

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