Another Sweet Richard

Another Sweet Richard is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Ken Sheffield (website) in 1982 and published in From Two Barns, Vol 1. It is a Square dance. There is no progression in this dance. It is a USA dance. The dance lasts 120 bars.

There are various dances named Sweet Richard in Johnson, 1740; Walsh, 1745; Thompson, 1771; Rutherford, 1775; Longman & Broderip, 1790; Preston, 1797; Wilson, 1809. But none is in a square formation, so I think this one is Sheffield's own. Sheffield seems to omit attribution about half the time so I'm not sure if the lack of it on this dance means that he devised it, or merely that he's not bothering to mention the origin. But I think it is most likely that he is the devisor, since nothing I can find looks like this.

In the heys in part 2, Sheffield says they last 3 changes, they actually last four, but the end couples can only do 3 of them.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color.

The dances of Ken Sheffield (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

I.A11-4Heads forward a double, forming lines of four, each head couple with the two closest side people, and fall back
5-6Lines of four set
7-8Turn single back to place
I.A21-4Sides forward a double, forming lines of four with the heads, and fall back
5-6Lines of four set
7-8Turn single back to place
I.B11-4Heads right hands across
5-8Head couples split, join with the closest side couple left hands across
9-12Sides, followed by heads, cast back to place
I.B21-4Sides right hands across
5-8Side couples split, join with the closest head couple, left hands across
9-12Heads, followed by sides, cast back to place
II.A11-4Side right with partner
5-6Set
7-8Turn single, men left women right
II.A21-4Side left with partner
5-6Set
7-8Turn single, men right women left
II.B11-4Heads lead partner in, lead opposite out to stand, back to back, between sides
5-8Pass corner right, half a hey for four
9-12Heads, face partner, three changes of rights and lefts, as sides partner change
II.B21-4Sides lead partner in, lead opposite out to stand, back to back, between sides
5-8Pass corner right, half hey for four
9-12Sides, face partner, three changes of rights and lefts, as heads partner change
III.A11-2Partner arm right (quickly)
3-4Heads lead in to form line with sides (as before)
5-6Lines of four set
7-8Turn single back to place, men right, women left
III.A21-2Partner arm left (quickly)
3-4Sides lead in to form line with heads
5-6Lines of four set
7-8Turn single back to place, men right, women left
III.B11-4Heads pass through and cloverleaf ending outside corner's position, as sides wait for the heads to pass through, lead in and u-turn back to make hands four
5-8Circle left
9-10Heads cast, sides lead home
11-12Turn single
III.B21-4Sides pass through and cloverleaf ending outside corner's position, as heads wait for the sides to pass through, lead in and u-turn back to make hands four
5-8Circle left
9-10Sides cast, heads lead home
11-12Turn single

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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