Aquillia 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 Scott Pfitzinger (website) in 2019. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. It is a multipart dance. The minor set lasts 80 bars.
Playford (John Young) writes:
The first Couple lead up, the second Couple lead down, turn about and lead; the first Couple cast off into the second Couples place, do this to the last. The first Couple take Hands and change places, the first Man and second Woman take Hands, and the first Woman and second Man take Hands and change places, then take hands with your own and change places, do this to the last. The first Man cast off, his Woman following him into the second place, so going the Figure of Eight, the Women cast off, and does as much do this to the last.
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), cast, lead (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2019 by Scott Pfitzinger. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
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