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Joie de vivre

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JOIE DE VIVRE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Irene van Maarseveen RSCDS Book 39

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place, 1s dance down between 3s and cast back to 2nd place on own sides
9-16 2s+1s+3s turn RH and chase ½ way round clockwise
17-24 3s+1s+2s dance DoSiDo, set and ½ turn partners RH for Allemande
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance Allemande. 213

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Joie de vivre
Irene van Maarseveen   RSCDS Book 39
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   1s set, cast, lead down between 3s and cast up to second place on own sides;

  9-12 2s 1s 3s turn by the right;

13-16 2s1s3s chase halfway round clockwise;

17-20 3s 1s 2s dance dos-à-dos;

21-22 3s1s2s set on the sides;

23-24 3s 1s 2s turn partners halfway by the right into allemande hold;

25-32 3s1s2s allemande, finishing 2s1s3s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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Joie de vivre (from the French joie, "joy"; de, "of"; vivre, "to live, living"; "the joy of living") is a term sometimes imported into English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit.

In English common usage, the phrase is sometimes corrupted to joie de vie. This would translate to "joy of life" or "zest for life," rather than the more affirmative "joy of living."

The deviser lived in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Eduard Von Grützner's Depiction Of Falstaff, A Literary Character Well Known For His Joie de vivre

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