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Easy Peasy Rights And Lefts

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EASY PEASY RIGHTS AND LEFTS (J4x32) 4C set Gaye Collin The Musicians' Wedding

1- 8 1L+2L+3L Adv&Ret, 1s+2s+3s turn RH
9-16 1M+2M+3M Adv&Ret, 1s+2s+3s turn LH, 1s finish facing out
17-24 1s cast behind lines (2s+3s step up bar 19-20). 1s meet below 4s, dance up one place and cast round 4s to bottom (4s step up 23-24)
25-32 4s+1s dance R&L

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


Easy Peasy Rights and Lefts
Gaye Collin   2017
Jig   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   Ladies take hands on the sides and advance and retire;

  5-8   all turn partner by the right;

  9-12 men take hands on the sides and advance and retire;

13-16 all turn partner by the left, 1s finishing facing out;

17-20 1s cast and meet below 4s;

21-24 taking nearer hands, 1s lead up between 4s and cast to 4th place;

25-32 4s1s rights and lefts.

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


Dance Notes

19-20 2s3s take hands on the sides and step up.

23-24 4s step up.

32-32 4M 1L finish with polite turn.


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Instruction Videos

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Dance Information

Gaye Collin devised this dance to introduce some basic figures to Beginners in the Wellington area of New Zealand.

Easy peasy is a an expression believed to have originated from an advertisement on British television for Unilever's "Lemon Sqezy", the first liquid detergent or washing-up liquid in the world. The ease of cleaning the plates was hailed as "easy peasy Lemon Squeezy".

In colloquial use "easy peasy" now means very straightforward and easy (especially as used by or to a child).

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