Barham Down ~ Simons is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in 1701 in The Dancing Master, 11th ed.. It was interpreted by A. Simons in about 1990 and published in Kentish Hops. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 16 bars. It is in the key: D Major.
First cu. cast off into the 2. cu. Places, then Arms round with both Arms, the same back again First cu. cross over into the 2. cu. Places, then go the half Figure, the 1. cu. lead down a-breast with the 3. cu. the 1. Man goes round the 3. Man, and the 1. Wo. the same with the 3. Wo. at the same time into the 2. cu. Places
The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be 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: cast, lead, figure eight, lead and cast, arming, cross go below (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © ~1990 by A. Simons. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2023 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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