Albarony

Albarony is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) (website) in 1726 in The Dancing Master, The Third Volume, 2nd ed.. It was interpreted by Colin Hume (website) in 2021 and published in Colin Hume's Website. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Playford writes:

Note: Each Strain twice.

First cu. cross over and fall between the 2d. and 3d. Women and turn quite round; the first Woman do the same with the 2d. and 3d. Man Then first Man go round the 2d. Man and fall between the 2d couple, the first Woman go round the 3d. Woman fall between the 2d. couple, facing one another; the Man turning the 2d. couple, and the Woman the 3d couple quite round Then the first Man meet his Partner, then both Balance twice and turn single, then they lead thro' the two Women Then both meet as before and Ballance, the turn single and e=lead thro' the Men and turn

The tune was published with the dance.

The animation plays at 109 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.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

The dance contains the following figures: set, turn single, circle, cast, lead, siding (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 itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2021 by Colin Hume. 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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