Neljäinen

Country: Keski-Suomi, Finland
Type: long-ways set
Formation: Even number of couples. Two rows of couples facing front. W stands to right of M. Side-cross hold position (aka promenade position, or skaters position), with thumbs up.

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Steps: walk
Music: CD Tanhupojat Katrillia tanssimaan (KICD74) track 4

    Dance progression
1-4 1 (a) Marssi: All dance 8 walking steps forward, turn towards the set (couples on the left turn CW, couples on the right turn CCW) and
5-8   walk 8 steps back to place. Finish facing opposite couple.
1-4 1 (b) Vastu ja paikanvaihto: all couples advance with 4 walking steps, acknowledge opposite couple, turn CCW, and dance 4 walking steps back to place, turning to face into set.
5-8   All dance 8 walking steps to opposite place, passing opposing couple to the R., and turning CCW to face into set.
1-8   Repeat 1 (b) to return to place.
1-8 2 (a) Marssi: Repeat 1 (a).
1-4 2 (b) Tyttöjen karkelo: W dance karkelo to opposite M. 8 walking steps.
5-8   Two-hand hold with opposite. Turn CW on the spot, 8 walking steps.
1-8   W repeat 2 (b) to return to place.
1-8 3 (a) Marssi: Repeat 1 (a).
1-4 3 (b) Poikien karkelo: M dance karkelo to opposite W. 8 walking steps.
5-8   Two-hand hold with opposite. Turn CW on the spot, 8 walking steps.
1-8   M repeat 3 (b) to return to place.
1-8 4 (a) Marssi: Repeat 1 (a).
1-4 4 (b) Parin vaihto: All couples advance 4 walking steps, acknowledge opposite couple, turn CCW and return to place, 4 walking steps.
5-8   Couples advance 4 walking steps, switch partners, and M now with opposite W turn CCW and return to place, 4 walking steps.
1-8   Repeat 4 (b) to return to place with own partner.

Source: taught by Martti Vanhapellto, in Vancouver, March 1985
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. p. 328.
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1985-02.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-05-13


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