A Trip to Aberdeen ~ RSCDS is a Scottish Country Dance. It was devised by David Rutherford in 1759 and published in Rutherford's compleat Collection of 200 of the most celebrated Country Dances both Old and New, Vol. 2. It was interpreted by RSCDS in 1953 and published in RSCDS Book 17. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. J32
First Man cast off and turn the 3d. Wo: First Woman cast off and turn the 3d. Man Hands round 6 that back again foot it corners and turn Lead out sides and turn
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.
An online description of the dance may be found here.
The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, circle, cast (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1953 by RSCDS. 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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