Storstep

Country: Pakri saared/Rågöarna, Estonia
Type: couple dance
Formation: couples in open circle, waltz hold, M facing out of circle, W facing in.
Steps: pas-de-bas, polka, side step, side-cross step, walk, waltz
Music:

    Dance progression
1-2 (a) Starting with outside foot (ML/WR), all dance 2 side-close steps moving in LOD (CCW in circle) (1-2).
3-4   All dance one side-cross step (M: L to the side, step R across in front of L, L to the side, close R to L; W: opposite footwork).
1-4   Repeat (a) moving in LOD.
|:5-8:|   Repeat (a), but moving in RLOD, and with opposite footwork, ie beginning MR/WL.
1-2 (b) Facing in LOD, holding inside hands, and beginning with outside foot (ML/WR), dance 2 pas-de-bas steps.
3-4   M dances two additional pas-de-bas steps, while W turns CW under lifted inside hands, 4 walking steps or 2 polka steps.
1-4   Repeat (b).
5-6 (c) Facing in LOD, holding inside hands, and beginning with outside foot (ML/WR), 3 walking steps forward in LOD, plus a stamp on the last beat.
7-8   Turn to face RLOD, still holding inside hands (MR/WL), and beginning with inside foot (MR/WL), 3 walking steps in RLOD, plus a stamp on the last beat.
5-8   Take waltz hold with partner, and dance turning polka, moving in LOD.
    Repeat from beginning as desired.

Source: taught by Sigrid Öström from Rågö in Vancouver some time in the 1980s
Original description: Anna-Stina (Kjellström) Erickson , Vancouver, 198?
See also: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_leNLvu2sY>
Translation and revised description: Laine Ruus, Oakville, 2015-09-14


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