Country: dance in the Kroshnojärven folklore-ryhmältä group.
Type: couple dance
Formation: open circle of couples facing in LOD. Partners stand side by side, crossed arms in front, thumb hold.
Steps: two-step (R (1:1), L (1:2), L (1:3), pause (1:4)), run
|All bounce lightly in the knees during the introductory bars.|
|1-8||(a)||All beginning with R foot, all dance 8 smooth two-steps forwards in LOD.
All move backwards as follows:
|9:1||(b)||Hop backwards (vigorously). (Alternatively: meanwhile crossing R leg in front of L)|
|9:2||Hop as before, kicking R foot directly in front of L foot.|
|10||Three stamping steps backwards, beginning with R foot (alternatively: 3 running steps backwards, beginning with R).|
|11-12||Hop one the other leg and run steps backwards.|
|13-16||Repeat from bar 9 (altogether 4 times dancing backwards).|
Source: descriptions by Irene Ala-Jukuri, for Grand Finn Festival 2010 in Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-01-06, rev. 2013-02-13.
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