Termaleikki

Country: Finland
Type: couple mixer
Formation: open circle of couples, M facing LOD, W facing RLOD
Steps: step-hop
Music: a Finnish version of 'Gustaf's skål'

    Dance progression
|:1-4:| a Stamp 3 times (1-2), then clap hands 3 times (3-4) to partner. Turn CCW and repeat to corner (1-4). Turn CW to face partner.
5-8 b Again, stamp 3 times (5-6), and clap hands 3 times (7-8) to partner.
5-8   Take two-hand hold with partner, and dance 8 step-hops 1-1/2 times round on the spot, to change places with partner. Turn CCW to face new partner.
    Repeat as desired with new partner each time.

Source: taught by Turun Kansantanssin Ystävät ry in Vancouver, April 1984.
Original description in Swedish: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1984-04.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-03-15, rev. 2012-09-25


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