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* [[Double]]s left and right ('''DL''' and '''DR''') and back ('''DLb''' and '''DRb''')
 
* [[Double]]s left and right ('''DL''' and '''DR''') and back ('''DLb''' and '''DRb''')
 
* [[Turn Other]] using either the left or right hands ('''ToL''' and '''ToR''')
 
* [[Turn Other]] using either the left or right hands ('''ToL''' and '''ToR''')
* [[Siding]] ('''SdL''' and '''SdR''')
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* [[Sides]] ('''SdR''' and '''SdL''')
* [[Armings]] ('''AL''' and '''AR''')
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* [[Arms]] ('''AR''' and '''AL''')
  
 
==Choreography==
 
==Choreography==
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===Second Verse===
 
===Second Verse===
  
:Sidings left with patrners, then right with contraries.
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:Sides by the right with patrners, then left with contraries.
  
SdL<br>
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SdR<br>
SdR
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SdL
  
 
===Chorus===
 
===Chorus===
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===Third Verse===
 
===Third Verse===
  
:Armings left with patrners, then right with contraries.
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:Armings by the right with patrners, then left with contraries.
  
AL<br>
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AR<br>
AR
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AL
  
 
===Chorus===
 
===Chorus===

Revision as of 12:05, 23 February 2006

Hearts Ease is a dance from Playford's Dancing Master.

Steps and Movements Used

  • Doubles left and right (DL and DR) and back (DLb and DRb)
  • Turn Other using either the left or right hands (ToL and ToR)
  • Sides (SdR and SdL)
  • Arms (AR and AL)

Choreography

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This dance starts with two couples facing each other.

First Verse

Couples do a double in to each other, then double back. Repeat

DL, DRb
DL, DRb

Chorus

Everybody turns to face their partners, (a common variant here is to take the hand of their contrary), then double back and double forward. Taking right hands contraries turn each other. Turning face to face with contraries (and taking hands with partners in the variant), everybody does a double back and double forward. Taking left hands partners turn each other.

DLb, DR
ToR
DLb, DR
ToL

Second Verse

Sides by the right with patrners, then left with contraries.

SdR
SdL

Chorus

As first chorus.

Third Verse

Armings by the right with patrners, then left with contraries.

AR
AL

Chorus

As first chorus.

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