Bartlett-House ~ Cruickshank

Bartlett-House ~ Pat Shaw Bartlett-House ~ Cruickshank

Bartlett-House ~ Cruickshank is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Thomas Bray in 1699 and published in Country Dances: Being a Composition Entirely New, London. It was interpreted by Diana Cruickshank in 2001. Found in The Playford Assembly. It is an improper duple minor longways dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Bray writes:

First Man begins Improper.

The 1st. Man cast off and turn up to the right Hand, to his own place, as at first, his Wo. following to the 2d. Wo. place, the 2d. Man casts up at the same time, and down again to his own place, as at first, his Wo. following at the same time to the 1st. Wo. place, that is half round; then each Man lead his Wo. to the wall and back again The same again, only the We. do what the Men did, and the Men do what the We. did Then right hands, and left Hands twice, each Man beginning with his own Wo. first, then foot it twice and close your Feet, the 1st. Man and 2d. Wo. standing with their left Shoulders to each other longways the Room, the 1st. Wo. and 2d. Man the same; then each Man go back with the contrary Wo. to the same place again Then all four cast off to the right Hand half round, and then right Hands and left three times beginning with the contrary Wo. first And so to the end.

This differs from Pat Shaw's interpretation only in B1.

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: set, circle, cast, lead, rights and lefts, siding, back to back (and probably others).

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