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Just Like That

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JUST LIKE THAT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Fletcher

1- 8 1s turn RH 1½ times, cast off 1 place (2s step up Bars 5-6), 1s turn LH ¾.
9-16 1L with 2s and 1M with 3s dance RHA, 1s pass RSh for LHA with other couples. 1s end 2nd position own sides.
17-24 1s cross RH and cast round 1st corners. 1s change LH up/down and cast round partner's 1st corners.
25-32 2s, 1s and 3s turn partners RH, and 2s, 1s and 3s do-si-do with partners.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, John Fletcher 2020)


Dance Information

"Just Like That" was Tommy Cooper's favourite catch-phrase.

Tommy Cooper also stared in "Jus' Like That! A Night Out with Tommy Cooper", a stage comedy and entertainment show which appeared at the Edinburgh Festival featuring various comedians and actors. A record was made in 1975 by Tommy Cooper, also called "Just Like That", which was also the title of one of his books.

Thomas Frederick Cooper (19 March 1921 - 15 April 1984) was a British prop comedian and magician. He habitually wore a red fez, and his appearance was large and lumbering, at 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) and more than 15 stone (210 lb; 95 kg) in weight.

After school Cooper became a shipwright in Southampton. In 1940 he was called up as a trooper in the Royal Horse Guards, serving for seven years. He joined Montgomery's Desert Rats in Egypt. Cooper became a member of a Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) entertainment party, and developed an act around his magic tricks interspersed with comedy.

One evening in Cairo, during a sketch in which he was supposed to be in a costume that required a pith helmet, having forgotten the prop Cooper reached out and borrowed a fez from a passing waiter, which got huge laughs. He wore a fez when performing after that, the prop later being described as "an icon of 20th-century comedy".

Tommy Cooper - Information Video

Tommy Cooper - 'Just Like That' + 'Magic Magic' - 45rpm 1975


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