Vanha kulta

Country: Yleissuomalaisia, Finland
Type: couple mixer
Formation: open circle of couples, facing in LOD. W stands to R of partner. Holding inside hands.
Steps: polkka
Music: (CD) Vipinää Varpaissa, track 21.

    Dance progression
1-4 (a) Beginning with ML/WR foot, dance 4 polkka steps, moving in LOD and turning towards each other, then away from each other, etc.
(Alternatively: 4 walking steps forward in LOD. Ditto back in RLOD.)
1-4   Repeat (a).
(Alternatively: Take two-hand hold with partner, and turn on the spot, turning 2 full turns CW with 4 polkka steps. Finish facing partner, M with back to centre, and both with fists on hips.)
5-8 (b) M deep bow and W deep curtsey to partner (5), followed by 3 claps (6). Repeat (7-8).
9-12   Take two-hand hold with next person (M moves to next W in LOD; W moves to next M in RLOD), and dance two full turns CW on the spot, 4 polkka steps.
5-12   Repeat (b).
    Repeat from (a) as desired.
     
    Song text:

:Rankankaliali rallallei,
rai rii ja rallallei:
:Hyvästi nyt vanha kulta,
hyvästi nyt vanha kulta
taas on pojalla, taas on pojalla
taa on pojalla uusi:

Taught by Turun Kansantanssin Ystävät r.y. in Vancouver, April 1984. Source: Svenska Ungdomsringen för Bygdekultur Beskrivning av gillesdanser i Norden. Ungdomsringen, 1970. p. 85.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. pp. 113-114.
Alternative source: Svenska Ungdomsringen för Bygdekultur Beskrivning av gillesdanser i Norden. Ungdomsringen, 1970. p. 85.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2012-11-06, rev. 2013-02-05.


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