Rautalammin katrilli

Country: Viitasaari, Keski-Suomi, Finland
Type: set dance
Formation: quadrille of 4 couples, head couples have backs to or face music, side couples stand to R of respective head couples. Couples hold inside hands, free fists on hips.
Steps: riijaus-steps (outside foot to the side (1:1), inside heel to floor in front of outside foot (1:2), inside foot to the side (2:1), outside heel to floor in front of inside foot (2:2)), walk
Music: (CD) Katrillaten 1 track 10; (CD) Tanhupojat Katrillia tanssimaan track 11.

    Dance progression
1-4 (a) Head couples dance 4 riijaus-steps facing partner.
1-4   Head couples turn and dance 4 riijaus-steps facing opposite couple.
5-8 (b) Head couples take R-elbow hold with corner and dance 8 walking steps, turning CW on the spot.
5-8   Head couples take L-elbow hold with partner and dance 8 walking steps, turning CCW on the spot.
1-4 (c) Head couples, holding inside hands advance to opposite place, passing on the R. 8 walking steps.
1-4   Head couples take 2-hand hold with partner (hands at shoulder height) and turn CCW on the spot, 8 walking steps.
|:5-8:|   Head couples repeat (c) to return to place.
2x(|:1-4:|,|:5-8:|) (c) Side couples repeat from (a).

Source: as taught by Martti Vanhapelto, Vancouver November 1985, and February 1987
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. p. 222.
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1987-02.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-01-06


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