C&N

C&N is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Philippe Callens in 1996 and published in Continental Capers. It is a 4 Couple Longways dance with the 1s, 3s improper. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 2413. The dance lasts 24 bars.

I believe C&N stands for Christine Helwig and Nicolas Broadbridge who compile a list of the country dance music of Henry Purcell on the tercentenary of his death in 1995. The music for this dance is one of Purcell's hornpipes.

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), circle, cast, lead, figure eight, double figure eight, hands across (and probably others).

If you find what you believe to be a mistake in this animation, please leave a comment on youtube explaining what you believe to be wrong. If I agree with you I shall do my best to fix it.

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The dance is copyright © 1996 by Philippe Callens. 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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