Skandia CD, track 27
|Credible English Title||Kick Mazurka.|
|Category||Individual couple dance.|
|Motivation and application||Recreation.|
|Function||Individual couple dance.|
|Character and form||Lively, with strength and restrained gusto.|
|Specific steps||Kick-mazurka, run, polka-mazurka turn.|
|Dance holds||Open single-hand hold. Baltic/mazurka hold (see description in Appendix A).|
|Formation||Couples in double circles around the room; M on inside, W on outside, facing CCW.|
1 - 3
|A. Mazurka and cross-over.
Open single-hand position, free-hand fist on hip.
Beginning on outside foot, three kick-mazurka steps forward LOD: Stamp (outside foot) - Step (inside foot) - Kick (outside foot). The kick is a quick, small, flick of the foot, out and in, as if trying to kick something off one's shoe.
|4||Change places with three running steps (M swings W forward in front of and facing him, over to his L side), changing hands.|
|5 - 7||W is now on M's L side. Inside hands joined, free-hand fist on hip. Repeat above with opposite footwork.|
|8||With three running steps, as before, M swings W back to his R side.|
9 - 16
|B. Polka-mazurka turn.
4 complete rotations CW using polka-mazurka turning step below.
|Description is for M's footwork, beginning M's L. W's footwork is opposite throughout, beginning W's R.|
|First ½ turn:
M: With L side to LOD, very small jump into LOD landing on both feet but with weight on L. Feet are slightly separated on landing.
|2||Close and step R foot next to L, with bounce.|
|3||Step L, with bounce, turning L heel strongly CW into LOD such that a complete ½ turn CW can be completed in this count.|
|Second ½ turn (completing turn):
With R side to LOD, very small jump into LOD landing on both feet but with weight on R. Feet are slightly separated when you land.
|2||Close L foot next to R, with bounce.|
|3||Step R turning strongly CW into LOD such that a complete ½ turn can be completed in this count.|
The dance name Potku Masurkka or Kick Mazurka (sparkdans in Swedish) refers to the kicking action of the open mazurka step. The closed turn employs a form of polka-mazurka, essentially a polka step in 3/4-time, danced with a staccato bounce.
|Copyright © 1997 Skandia Music Foundation||Potku Masurkka|