Samuli purainen

Country: Keski-Suomi, Finland
Type: set dance
Formation: quadrille set of 4 couples. Head couples have backs to or face music, side couples stand to R of respective head couples. Couples are numbered from 1 to 4 CW around the set. Holding inside hands.
Steps: walk or polkka
Music: (LP) Katrillaten 2 track 31.

    Dance progression
1-4 (a) Head couples advance to couple to their R, with either 2 polkka or 4 walking steps. Side couple turns (W with a step backwards, M with a step forwards) to face oncoming couple on a diagonal.
Head couples retire ditto, while side couple return to facing squarely into set.
1-4   Head couples dance vastuu with opposite, ie advance and retire with 2 polkka or 4 walking steps.
5-8 (b) W1 and W3 dance in front of corner M, cross between the side couple (W passing in front), behind corner's partner, and on to opposite side.
Meanwhile, M1 and M3 similarly dance in front of corner W, behind her partner and on to opposite side. 4 polkka steps or 8 walking steps.
5-8   Head couples take R elbow hook and turn CW on the spot, with 4 polkka steps or 8 walking steps.
|:1-4:||:5-8:|   Side couples repeat (a) and (b).
|:1-4:||:5-8:|   Head couples repeat (a) and (b) to return to place, dancing with an L elbow hook, and turning CCW.
|:1-4:||:5-8:|   Side couples repeat (a) and (b) to return to place, dancing with an L elbow hook, and turning CCW.

Source: taught by Anita Nutikka, Toronto, 2013-02-03.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. p. 242.
Description: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-02-10, rev. 2013-02-13.


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