Sappu Viiporista

Country: Etelä-Karjala, Finland
Type:
Formation: 4 couple quadrille, couple 1 has back to the music, couple 2 stands to the left of couple 1, couple 3 faces couple 1, and couple 4 stands to the right of couple 1.
Steps: walk
Music: CD Kutinaa kengissä tanhut, 2000 (KTNLCD02) track 29.

    Dance progression
|:1-8:| 1 a Piiri: All couples form closed circle, and walk 16 steps CW, and 16 steps CCW.
9-12 b Vastu: Couples 1 and 3 dance 4 walking steps toward opposite couple, giving a brief curstey/bow on the last step. 4 walking steps backwards to place.
13-16   Couples 2 and 4 repeat (b).
9-16 c Kättely: All couples right-hand chain, 16 walking steps.
9-16 d Vastu: Repeat (1 b).
|:1-8:| 2 a Haalaaminen: All M take R elbow hook with corner W (ie M1/W2, M2/W3 etc.) and dance 8 walking steps CW on the spot,
move on to the next W CW in the circle (ie M1/W3, M2/W4, etc), take L-elbow hook and dance 8 walking steps CCW,
move on to the next W CW in the circle, take R-elbow hook and dance 8 walking steps CW,
move on to own partner, take L-elbow hook and dance 8 walking steps CW, returning to place.
9-16 2 b Vastu: Repeat (1 b). 16 walking steps.
9-16 2 c Kättely: Repeast (1 c). 16 walking steps.
9-16 2 d Vastu: Repeat (1 b).
|:1-8:| 3 a Piiri: Repeat (1 a).

Source: taught by Turun Kansantanssin Ystävät ry in Vancouver, April 1984.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. p. 256.
Original description in Swedish: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1984-04.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-03-16, rev. 2012-03-17


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