Storstugusprättin

Country: Swedish-speaking Finland
Type: couple mixer
Formation: open circle of couples, facing in LOD. Varsouvienne hold.
Steps: polkamazurka, Östgötasteg
Music: any mazurka turn. [In the source video, the dance is done to a variant of trekarlspolska.]

    Dance progression
1-4 (a) All begin with outside foot (ML/WR) and dance 3 polkamazurka steps, moving in LOD (1-3). With 3 running steps, turn one-half turn CW to face in RLOD.
1-4   All dance 4 polkamazurka steps moving in RLOD. Finish facing partner, and swinging joined R hands over W's head to finish in crossed two-hand hold with partner.
5-8 (b) All dance 4 Östgötasteg, turning one full turn CW on the spot. Drop hold with partner and take crossed two-hand hold with corner, M moving CCW in circle, W moving CW.
5-8   Repeat (b) with corner, turning one full turn CCW on the spot with opposite footwork, ie beginning to R with R foot. Finish in varsouvienne hold with corner (who is new partner), facing in LOD.
    Repeat from (a) as desired.

Source: See YouTube video
Description: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2014-01-12


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