Bellamira ~ Kennedy/Bolton

Bellamira ~ Kennedy/Bolton Bellamira ~ Kennedy Bellamira ~ Bolton Bellamira ~ Hume

Bellamira ~ Kennedy/Bolton is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford (website) in 1689 in A new Addition to the Dancing Master. It was interpreted by Comparing Douglas & Helen Kennedy (1929) Charles Bolton (1985) in about 0. It is a Square dance. There is no progression in this dance. The dance lasts 0 bars.

Playford writes:
First man take hands with his Partner and lead her down the middle, the man go on the wo. side, and the wo on the man's, then 1. man side with foot and elbow, the 2. wo. and 1. wo. side with foot and elbow the 2. man, and turn sides to their own places.
Cross over with their Partners, and go round about the 1 cu. till the 1. man comes into the 2. man's place, and the 1. wo. into the 2. wo. place, then 1. man cross over with the 2. wo. and 1. wo. with the 2. man, then all four clap hands, and hands half round and turn S.

The tune was published, by Playford, with the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album More Favorites of the Boston Centre. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.

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