Catherine Street

Katherine-Street

Catherine Street or Katherine-Street is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) in 1710 in The Dancing Master, Vol. the Second. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton in 1997. It is an indecent duple minor longways dance. The dance lasts 32 bars.

Playford writes:

Note: Each Strain is to be play'd twice over.

The first Couple Back to Back with the second Couple, and then with their Partners. This to the first Strain play'd once The first Couple turn the second COuple, then turn their own This to the first Strain play'd twice Meet all four and Sett, the turn single and clap Hands, all four going quite round This to the last Strain play'd once The first Couple go the Figure through the second Couple, and cross over and turn their own Partners. This to the last Strain play'd twice

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 dances of Charles Bolton (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-4Back to back neighbor
5-8Back to back partner
A21-4Two hand turn neighbor
5-8Two hand turn partner
B11-4Set in to center, acknowledge, turn single back to place clapping at end
5-8Circle left
B21-61s half figure eight down and lead down as 2s cast up and half figure eight down
7-8Partner two hand turn half

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1997 by Charles Bolton. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

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