Pilkistys

Country: Keski-Suomi, Finland
Type: long-ways set
Formation: Even number of couples. A row of couples facing a row of couples. M stands behind partner. W holds M's hands in own a little above waist height, with M's arms under W's arms.

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Steps: sideways gallop, two-step
Music: CD Suomalaisen Kansantanssin Ystävät ry Katrillaten 1 (SKY-01), track 9.

    Dance progression
1-4 1 (a) Laukka: All dance 4 sideways gallop steps to L, then to R to return to place.
1-4   Repeat (a).
5-8 1 (b) Pilkistys: W hold skirt, M fists on hips. W advance, with 4 two-steps, turning coquetishly from side to side, and flirting with opposite M. M dance 4 two-steps in place.
5-8   W turn CCW (over L shoulder), and repeat returning to place. M dance 4 two-steps in place. W finish facing partner.
:9-12: 1 (c) Enkeliskakierto: Opposite couples dance R-shoulder reel of 4, 8 two-steps, to finish in place, with M in front and facing into set, and W behind.
:1-4: 2 (a) Repeat 1 (a), but first to R, then to L.
:5-8: 2 (b) Repeat 1 (b), but this time it is M who advance and retire.
:9-12: 2 (c) Repeat 1 (c).
    Repeat from beginning as desired.

Source: taught by Martti Vanhapelto, in Vancouver, February 1985
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. pp. 332-333.
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1985-02.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-05-13


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