As Quick as You Please is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) (website) in 1718 in The Dancing Master, Vol. the Second, 3rd ed.. It was interpreted by Bernard Bentley in 1965 and published in The Fallibroome Collection, Vol. 2. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 20 bars.
Note: Each Strain is to be play'd twice over.All four Sett across, the first Couple cast off The Sett across with the third Couple, and cast off The first Couple lead up to the Top and cast off The first and second Couple go the Hey, which brings the first Couple into the second Couples Place proper
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: set, turn single, cast, lead, hey, circular hey (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1965 by Bernard Bentley. 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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