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Playford (John Young) in 1726,
Interpreted by Tom Cook in 1975.
Formation. Longways for three couples, all proper.

Al    All couples lead up a double & fall back, twice.
   2  1st couple go back-to-back R Sh, then turn R H 1 1/2, then face next
      dancer to form two new pairs (1st Man & 2nd Wo, 1st Wo & 2nd Man).
   3  New pairs clap H thus:- “Own, RH, Own, LH, Own, Both H, Own,
   4  (Pause)” — then lead out a double, change hands & lead back.
   5  New pairs (1st Man & 3rd Wo, 2 couple, 1st Wo & 3rd Man) repeat A3 (clap &
      lead, 2 couple leading up & back).

   6   All repeat A4 & AS four times, progressing round the set, a pair at
   to  the bottom leading down, at the top leading up, in A5, until 1st couple
   13  lead up & back in orig. places.

   14  1st couple standing in orig places, other pairs repeat A4 (back-to-back &
       turn) so that 3rd couple face improper.
  15  2nd couple also standing in orig places, 3 couple repeat A3, clapping &
      leading down & back.
  16 3rd couple repeat A2 (back-to-back) & finish facing up in orig places.
  17 All couples repeat Al (up a double & back, twice) in orig places.

This dance is perhaps improved by moving into a ring formation after Al & maintaining that formation until the end of A16. “Leading out™ in A3,5,7, etc. is then always away from the center.
figure was reused (with a different tune) from “Green Stockings”, 1675.

ins_juno_and_pallas.txt · Last modified: 2024/06/06 00:10 by mar4uscha