Bugbee's Hole or The Beadle of Grub St. 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 Bernard Bentley in 1971 and published in The Fallibroome Collection, Vol. 4. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
Note: Each Strain is to be play'd twiice over.The first Man ges the Hey on the Womens side, and his Partner on the Mens side both Hey on their own sides, and cast off into the second Couples place Then the first Couple goes the whole Figure between the third Couple and up through the top Then the first Couple Right-hands and Left quite round at the battom and turn Hands
Originally a triple minor.
Bentley spells the dance Burghees Hole.
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), figure eight, hey, mirror hey, rights and lefts, siding (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1971 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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