Type: couple dance
Formation: open circle of couples, holding inside hands (outside arms hang free), facing in LOD (CCW in circle).
Steps: side-step, two-step, walk, waltz
Music: learn by ear
|1-4||(a)||Step forward in LOD onto outside foot (WL/WR) (1), turning (M to L, W to R) to finish back to back with partner, stretching inside hands forward in LOD. Dance 3 side-steps in LOD ((2-4).|
|5-8||Step back onto outside foot, turning half-way round to face partner (M to R and W to L) and moving in LOD (5), and stretching joined arms in RLOD. Dance 3 side-steps in RLOD ((6-8).|
|9-10||(b)||Drop handhold. M and W turn one full turn away from partner (M to L, W to R) to finish facing partner, 2 pivot steps beginning with outside foot.|
|11-12||Facing partner, but without handhold, dance 2 side-steps in LOD.|
|13-14||Facing partner, but without handhold M and W turn one full turn away from partner (M to R, W to L), moving in RLOD to finish facing partner, 2 pivot steps beginning with outside foot.|
|15-16||Facing partner, but without handhold, dance 2 side-steps in RLOD.|
|1-2||(c)||All take skewed 2-hand hold with partner, hands at shouilder height and somewhat extended, standing to L of partner with R hops adjacent, M facing in LOD. Beginning with ML/WR foot, dance 2 slow walking steps in LOD.|
|3-4||Without dropping handhold, all turn a half-turn to R (CW), so that W is facing in LOD and M has his back to LOD. Dance 2 slow walking steps in LOD.|
|5-6||(c)||Without dropping handhold, and maintaining position (ie W is facing in LOD and M has his back to LOD. Dance 2 slow walking steps in RLOD.|
|7-8||Without dropping handhold, all turn a half-turn to L (CCW), so that W is facing in RLOD and M has his back to RLOD. Dance 2 slow walking steps in RLOD.|
|9-12||(d)||All take waltz hold with partner, M facing in LOD. Beginning with ML/WR, dance one side-step to centre of circle (9-10), and one side-step out of circle (11-12).|
|13-16||Dance either 4 turning waltz steps, or 2 slow two-steps, turning CW and moving in LOD.|
|Repeat from (a) as desired.|
Source: taught by Juha-Matti ('Jussi') Aronen, at Stockton Folk Dance Camp, 2003. See description at <http://www.folkdancecamp.org/s/FDC2003.pdf>
See also YouTube video.
Revised description: Laine Ruus, Oakville ON, 2015-09-14.
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