Tippa

Country: Kimito, Åboland, Finland
Type: mixer
Formation: closed circle of couples, W-hold, all facing centre of circle
Steps: kick, walk
Music: 3/4-time, ♩=84

    Dance progression
|:1-4:| (a) Curtsey/bow to partner (1), then to corner (2). Repeat 3 times (3-4, 1-4).
5-10 (b) M guides partner forwards to turn facing out of circle. All place fists on hips. All dance 18 kicksteps, beginning leaping onto L foot and kicking R foot forwards.
11-12   All clap, take two-hand hold with partner, and turn CW on the spot, 4 walking steps.
Finish with W to L of partner, ie as new corner. All W have progressed 1 M in RLOD.
    Repeat as desired with new partner each time.
   

Song text
:Vill du, så vill och jag.
Så ska' vi dansa med tippan.:
Tipu tipu tipu tipu tipu tej.
Tipu tipu tipu tipu tipu tej.
Tipu tipu tipu tipu tipu tej.
Tra-la-lal la-la-lal-la.

Source: taught by Turun Kansantanssin Ystävät ry in Vancouver, April 1984.
Printed source: Finlands Svenska Folkdansring r.f. Årsprogram 2001-2002 Helsingfors: FSF, 2001. p. 67
Original description in Swedish: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1984-04.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-02-03


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