24 Carats Fine is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Fried de Metz Herman (website) in 2000 and published in Serendipity. It is an improper duple minor longways dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
Fried's instructions have the men passing by the left shoulder, but after the hey they will expect to pass by the right, and I have made this change.
The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.
The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, turn single, gypsy, hands across, hey, hey for four (and probably others).
If you find what you believe to be a mistake in this animation, please leave a comment on youtube explaining what you believe to be wrong. If I agree with you I shall do my best to fix it.
The dance is copyright © 2000 by Fried de Metz Herman. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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My work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Most of the dances have more restrictive licensing, see my notes on copyright, the individual dance pages should mention when some rights are waived.