Country: Savo, Finland
Type: progressive longways set
Formation: 3 couple set, couple 1 faces couples 2, couple 3 stands behind couple 2, also facing couple 1.
couple 1 2 3 X O O O X X (where X=male, O=female)
|1-4||a||Couples 1 and 2, holding inside hands, dance 8 hop-swing, starting to the L. On the last two steps, couple 2 turns to face couple 3.|
|1-4||Repeat, now with couple 2 dancing with couple 3.|
|5-12||b||Couples 2 and 3 make a circle, and dance 8 hop-swing 1-1/2 times round on the spot CW. Repeat dancing once round CCW, and beginning with a stamp. Couples 2 and 3 have now changed places.|
|:1-4:||Repeat (a), with couple 3, in the middle position, now dancing first with couple 2, and then with couple 1.|
|5-12||Repeat (b), with couple 3 now dancing with couple 1.|
|The dance can be danced in lines of couples standing beside couples 1, 2 and 3 respectively.|
|The dance can also be danced in a circle, with alternative couples facing in LOD and RLOD. It then becomes a circle progressive dance.|
Source: taught by Turun Kansantanssin Ystävät ry in Vancouver, April 1984.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. p. 376.
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1984-04.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-03-16, rev. 2014-02-02
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