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The Happy Weasel

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THE HAPPY WEASEL (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Livia Kohn Suncoast Collection

1- 8 1s Set&Cast 1 place, all set and 2s also 3s petronella into middle while 1s cross RH end facing 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
17-24 All set and 1s set again while 2s and 3s petronella (all on opposite sides) chase ½ way to own sides. 312
25-32 All dance 3 couple Allemande

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

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Happy Weasel

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