Vengerka -- Vindeliska

Country: Finland
Type: couple dance
Formation: open circle of couples, facing LOD, cross-back hold position
Steps: step-hop, run, scissor-step: hop on inside foot, pointing outside foot crossed in front of inside foot (1), hop on inside foot and point outside foot out to side (position 2) (2), hop on inside foot and close outside foot to inside foot (3), pause (4)

    Dance progression
1-2 1 (a) Beginning with ML/WR foot, dance 2 step-hops forward in LOD.
3-4   followed by one scissor-step, M hopping on R foot, W on L foot.
5-6   (b) Dance 4 running steps, turning CCW on the spot, followed by
7-8   one scissor-step.
1-8   Repeat (1 a) and (1 b).
9-10 2 (a) Beginning with outside foot, and dropping hand hold, dance 2 step-hops to change places, W passing in front of M to her L, and M passing out to his R.
11-12   followed by one scissor-step.
13-14   (b) With 4 running steps, M turns CW on the spot, W turning CCW.
15-16   All dance one scissor-step.
9-12   Repeat (2 a) to return to place. This time M passes in front of W moving to his L, and W to her R. Resume cross-back hold position.
14-16   Repeat (1 b).

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, 2013-02-09.

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