Troika from Russia
Formation: Set of three, M between two W, facing LOD. Position: Inside hands joined, outside hands on hip.
Beginning R, take sixteen running steps in LOD. The first four runs may be done diag L, and last eight, straight forward (1-16).
R hand W moves under each arch made by raised arms of M and L hand W with eight running steps. M runs in place and follows R hand W turning under his arm. L hand W runs in place (1-8).
L hand W moves under each arch made by raised arms of M and R hand W with eight running steps. M runs in place and follows L hand W turning under his R arm. R hand W runs in place (1-8).
Set of three join hands in circle and run three 4 ct grapevine steps CW (1-12). Stamp R, L, R, hold (1-4). Repeat with opposite footwork (1-16).
Korobushka from Russia
Formation: Double circle, ptrs facing, M with backs to ctr. Position: Ptrs join both hands. M start with L ft, W start with R ft.
Take one schottische step away from the ctr (1-4). Take one schottische step toward the ctr (1-4). Take one schottische step away from the ctr (1-4). One Bo-Ka-Zo (cross, out, together, pause) (1-4).
Place hands in closed fists on own waist. Do a 3 step turn to own R (M: CW, W:CCW), leading with the R ft and progressing to face a new ptr (R, L, R). On ct 4 clap own hands (1-4). Repeat, opposite footwork and direction, returning to face original partner (1-4). Join R hands with ptr, and balance fwd on the R ft then back on the L (1-4). Still holding R hands, ptrs change places with four walking steps starting R ft (1-4). As they cross over, the W does a L face turn under the joined hands. The M is now on the outside and the W is on the inside of the circle. Repeat second half of dance (1-16).