Country: Uusimaa, Finland
Type: set dance
Formation: any number of couples in a circle (best with 6 couples), all facing centre of circle, fists on hips. Couples are numbered CW around the set, from couple 1 with backs to music.
Steps: run, walk
Music: (CD) Tanhumusikkia track 13.
|1-2||1 (a)||Couple 1 takes elbow hook with inside arms (MR/WL) and turn one full turn CCW (W forwards, M backwards) while moving into centre of circle. 4 walking steps.|
|3-4||and again turn one full turn CCW, both with L elbow hook, 4 walking steps.|
|5-6||(b)||W1 stays in centre, while M1 dances with W2 with R-elbow hook, 4 walking steps turning CW,|
|7-8||and again dances with W1, with L-elbow hook, turning CCW.|
|1-8,|:1-8:|||M1 repeats (1 a) with each W in turn around the set.|
||:1-8:|||Couple 2 repeats (1 a) with M2 dancing with each W in turn CW around the set, followed by couple 3, couple 4, etc., until all couples have danced part 1.|
||:9-16:|||2 (a)||Couples turn to face LOD, with a kerchief held in inside hands. All dance 16 slow running steps moving in LOD.|
|All W:n move up to next M in LOD and repeat (2 a), until each W has danced with each M.
When W:n are back with own partner, dance one full turn with partner CW on the spot, 8 . W:n switch hands, to hold kerchief with R hand, and M finish in outside circle, W:n on the inside.
|(b)||All M repeat (2 a), so that all M dance with each W in succession, but this time the circle is moving in RLOD.
Finish in sola, all M in one row to the R as seen from the front, facing second row of all W to the L. Couple 6 starts forming the sola, couple 5 passes through couple 6 to stand beside them, ditto couples 4, 3, etc.
|17-20||3 (a)||Couple 1 advances 4 steps (17-18), and swings R in R hands with partner back and forth 4 times (19-20).|
|17-20||M1 repeats with W2, while W1 repeats with M2.|
|17-20||Couples 1 and 2 repeat with own partner.|
||:17-20:|||M1 repeats with W3, while W1 repeats with M3. Both couples then repeat with own partner.|
||:17-20:|||M1 repeats with W4 and M2 with W3, while W1 repeats with M4 and W2 with M3. All 3 couples then repeat with own partner.|
||:17-20:|||Continue until all couples have repeated with all other couples and returned to place.|
||:17-20:|||(b)||Repeat (3 a) but instead of swinging hands, turning 8 steps CW with own partner, then CCW with each person of opposite sex in turn.|
||:21-28:|||4 (a)||Led by M6, all couples in turn form a line holding hands, which M6 leads CW to spool around W1 who stays in place. Walking steps.|
||:21-28:|||Led by M6, repeat, moving CCW to 'unwind' spool. Walking steps.|
||:21-28:|||(b)||Led by M6, repeat (4 a), but in reverse, so that dancers are turned outwards, ie with backs to centre. Ie starting CCW, and finally CW to 'unwind'. Walking steps.|
Source: taught to L Ruus in Vancouver sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s by ?.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. pp. 132-136.
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1960s or 1970s.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-11-20, rev. 2014-02-02
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