Dance Pop! Goes The Weasel 17417

See also: Pop Goes the Weasel (4/4L, Complete guide)

Jig · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

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Reuben Freemantle
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An arrangement of the nursery ...

An arrangement of the nursery rhyme tune would be eminently suitable as the name-tune for this dance. (For details see: Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary)

Pop! Goes The Weasel 3/4L · J32

1c cast off (2c up) | ½ Fig8 R LSh round 1cnrs ; turn LH and finish in centre LSh to P facing 2cnrs
½ Reel4 on 2diag, pass P LSh ; ½ Reel4 on 1diag, 1c finishing in centre LSh to P, 1M(1W) facing up(down) (3x,1x,2x)
»Weasel Reel« [: ½ Reel4 on midline. Dancers entering (3W & 2M to start) and leaving the reel (1M & 1W to start) pass RSh, on reaching the end each dancer chases clw to the other end, and is replaced in the reel4 by a dancer finishing that chase]. Finish as started except 1c who finish as on [8]
Repeat same pattern [9-16] to sides (2,1,3)

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