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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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A weasel is a mammal of the genus Mustela of the family Mustelidae.

The genus Mustela includes the least weasels, polecats, stoats, ferrets and minks. Members of this genus are small, active predators, with long and slender bodies and short legs.

The family Mustelidae (which also includes badgers, otters, and wolverines) is often referred to as the "weasel family". In the UK, the term "weasel" usually refers to the smallest species, the least weasel (Mustela Nivalis)

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Happy Weasel

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