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The Genteel Weasel

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THE GENTEEL WEASEL (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Gaye Collin, 2021

1- 4 1s ½ turn RH moving down to 2nd place opposite side while 2s step up, 1s set advancing, pass LSh to finish BtoB facing own side
5- 8 1s dance out, cast to right while 2s and 3s Petronella turn; 2s+3s set while 1s dance between setting couples to 2nd place opposite side and face clockwise
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance Weasel reels:
 2s+3s dance part reel of 4 up/down middle but when reaching either end they dance clockwise to top/bottom to re-enter reel while 1s dance clockwise to replace dancer leaving the reel and all end where they started, 1s facing across set
17-24 2s+3s Petronella turn to opposite sides, 2s+1s+3s join hands on the side and set. All cross RH with partner to own side and set again (retain hands)
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to the left for 4 bars; drop hands and dance into the centre, pull back RSh and dance out and chase back to own sides. 2134

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