Captain MacIntosh ~ 3 Couple

Captain MacIntosh ~ 3 Couple Captain MacIntosh ~ Triple

Captain MacIntosh ~ 3 Couple is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Thomas Wilson in 1816 and published in A Companion to the Ball Room. It was interpreted by Pat Shaw (website) in 1962 and published in Another Look at Playford. 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.

Wilson writes (page 113):
DOUBLE FIGURE
Hey contrary sides · hey on your own side ·· Swing with right hands round the 2d. Cu: then with the left · chain figure 4 round with the bottom Cu: & half poussette with the top Cu: ··

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.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), lead, hey, mirror hey, rights and lefts, siding (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 itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1962 by Pat Shaw. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2022 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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