Tsuliluikka/Tuliluikka

Country: Itä-Karjala, Finland
Type: longways set
Formation: two rows of couples facing couples. Holding inside hands. Because this is from Karelia, arms are held down.

                      X    O    
                      O    X    
                      X    O   
                      O    X     
                      X    O    
                      O    X          (where X=male, O=female)


Steps: uhtuaaskelle: 1 bar=3 running steps, beginning with outside foot, with 'heavier' step on beat (1), and lighter on beats (2) and (3).
Music:

    Dance progression
1-4 1 a Portit: Opposing couples 2 uhtuaaskelle towards each other, 2 uhtuaaskelle back to place.
5-8 Opposing couples 4 uhtuaaskelle to opposite place, couple on the left passing under arch formed by right hand couple.
1-8 Kisapyörintää: Couples take waltz hold, and dance 4 uhtuaaskelle on the spot CW, and ditto CCW.
:1-8: Repeat (1 a), this time with left hand couple forming the arch.
1-4 b Karkelo: M dance karkelo, 4 uhtuaaskele, to opposite place.
5-8 M dance kisapyörintää with opposite W, 8 uhtuaaskelle CW.
1-8 M dance karkelo back to place and kisapyörintää with own partner.
6x1-8 Repeat (1 a) and (1 b). This time W dance karkelo in (1 b).
4x1-8 2 a Portit: repeat (1 a).
:1-8: b Risti: R-hand star with opposite couple, 8 uhtuaaskelle CW; ditto with L-hand star CCW.
1-8 c Kisapyörintää with waltz hold 4 uhtuaaskelle on the spot CW, and ditto CCW.
7x1-8   Repeat (2a ),(2 b) and (2 c)
4x1-8 3 a Portit: repeat (1 a).
:1-8: b Piiku piirit: couples take 2-hand hold with partner. 8 uhtuaaskele CW on the spot, ditto CCW.
1-8 c Kisapyörintää with waltz hold 4 uhtuaaskelle on the spot CW, and ditto CCW.
4x1-8 4 a Portit: repeat (1 a).
:1-8: b Iso piirit: cpposite couples take 2-hand star. 8 uhtuaaskele CW, ditto CCW.
1-8 c Kisapyörintää with waltz hold 4 uhtuaaskelle on the spot CW, and ditto CCW.
4x1-8 5 a Portit: repeat (1 a).
:1-8: b Opposite couples make closed circles. 8 uhtuaaskele CW, ditto CCW.
1-8 c Kisapyörintää with waltz hold 4 uhtuaaskelle on the spot CW, and ditto CCW.
4x1-8 6 a Portit: repeat (1 a).
:1-8: b Either sets of 4 couples each, or all couples make closed circles. 8 uhtuaaskele CW, ditto CCW.
1-8 c Kisapyörintää with waltz hold 4 uhtuaaskelle on the spot CW, and ditto CCW.
4x1-8 7 a All couples take waltz hold with partner, and run with 8 uhtuaaskele in LOD. On 8th uhtuaaskele, M 'throws' W forward to next M. Repeat 3 times.
4x1-8 b Repeat (7 a) but this time W 'falls back' one M at end of each 8 uhtuaaskele.
1-8 c Kisapyörintää with waltz hold 4 uhtuaaskelle on the spot CW, and ditto CCW.

Source: taught by Martti Vanhapellto, March 1985 in Vancouver, B.C.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. pp. 348-349.
[Note: this version differs slightly from the published source above]
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1985-03.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-04-13, rev. 2012-04-17


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