Valkealalan hieno

Country: Etelä-Karjala, Finland
Type: couple mixer
Formation: open circle of couples, M facing out of circle, W facing in. Fists on hips.
Steps: kick-steps, walk or polkka
Music: (LP) Suomen Nuorison Liitto, track B2 (10).

    Dance progression
|:1-4:| (a) All dance 16 kick-steps facing partner, hopping onto L and kicking R foot forward.
5-8 (b) Take two-hand hold with partner, and dance 8 walking steps turning CW on the spot.
Alternatively: dance 4 polkka steps turning CW with partner on the spot.
5-8   Take two-hand hold with corner (ie M move CW in circle, W move CCW), and dance 8 walking steps turning CCW on the spot.
Alternatively: dance 4 polkka steps turning CCW with partner on the spot. In this case, this is not a mixer.
    Repeat from (a) as desired.

Source: taught by Martti Vanhapellto in Vancouver, 1988-03-25 to 26.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. pp. 112-113.
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1988-03.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-02-05.


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