A Southern Gentleman

in Memory of Robert Clardy

A Southern Gentleman or in Memory of Robert Clardy is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Loretta Holz in 2008 and published in Dancing across the Atlantic. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 231. The dance lasts 32 bars.

The tune, called South Side Waltz was composed by Charlene Thompson. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album Invitation to Waltz. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.

The animation plays at 113 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily (no music plays during this slow set). 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: cast, lead, figure eight (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.

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The dance is copyright © 2008 by Loretta Holz. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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