Turun pojat ringitanssi

Country: Turku, Finland
Type: couple mixer
Formation: open circle of couples, facing in LOD. W stands to R of partner. Holding inside hands.
Steps: running waltz step, with definite dip on first beat of each waltz step
Music: 3/4 or 3/8-time waltz

    Dance progression
1-8 (a) All dance 8 running waltz steps in LOD. Finnish facing partner, M on inside with back to centre, W on outside facing into circle.
9-10 (b) M deep bow and W deep curtsey to partner. Finnish in two-hand hold with partner.
11-12   All dance 2 waltz steps, turning CW on the spot.
13-16   All dance 4 waltz steps, turning CCW on the spot. On the last 2 waltz steps (15-16), W advances to next M in LOD.
    Repeat from (a) as desired.

Source: taught by Turun Kansantanssin Ystävät ry in Vancouver, April 1984.
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1984-04.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-01-25.


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