Vanha loikko -- Skvaller-Ulla

Country: Yleissuomalaisia, Finland
Type: longways set
Formation: two rows of couple, M to R and W to L as seen from front. Fists on hips
Steps: heel-toe, toe-heel, two-step, polkka, walk
Music: see midi file

    Version from Kimito Island
|:1-4:| (a) All turn to L, and dance 8 toe-heel steps beginning with the R foot (ie hopping on L foot).
5-6 (b) Karkelo: all dance 3 walking steps toward partner as if to pass L shoulders (L R L), leap onto R foot, turning 1/2 turn CCW (6 &).
7-8   and continue 4 walking steps backwards to partner's place, beginning with L foot.
5-8   Repeat (b) to return to place.
     
    Version from Orivesi-Oulu
|:1-4:| (a) All turn to L, and dance 8 toe-heel steps beginning with the R foot (ie hopping on L foot).
5-8 (b) All advance, take two-hand hold with partner, and turn CW on the spot. 8 walking steps.
5-8   All turn CCW on the spot, and retire to original position. 8 walking steps.
     
    Version from Saarijärvi
1-4 (a) All turn to L, and dance 4 heel-toe steps beginning with the R foot (ie hopping on L foot).
1-4 (a) All turn to R, and dance 4 heel-toe steps beginning with the L foot (ie hopping on R foot).
5-8 (b) All advance, take two-hand hold (or R thumb hold) with partner, and turn CW on the spot. 8 walking steps (or 4 two-steps).
5-8   All take two-hand hold (or L thumb hold) with partner, and turn CCW on the spot. 8 walking steps (or 4 two-steps).
     
    Version from Kivennapa
|:1-4:| (a) All turn to L, and dance 8 toe-heel steps beginning with the R foot (ie hopping on L foot).
|:5-8:| (b) Couples take polkka hold, and dance 4 polkka steps turning CW, followed by 4 polkka steps turning CCW, moving in LOD.

Source: taught by Martti Vanhapelto in Vancouver, 1988-03-25 to 26.
Printed source: Rausmaa, Pirkko-Liisa & Esko Tanhuvakka. Porvoo: W Söderström, 1977. pp. 367-369
Description: Laine Ruus, Vancouver, 1988-03.
Translation: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2013-02-05.


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