Cheshire Rounds - Wilson #1 ~ Duple is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Thomas Wilson in 1809 and published in The Treasures of Terpsichore, 1st edition. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
Hands across and back again cast off two couple, up again , down the middle, up again, foot to the top couple , and swing corners .
According to Wilson's An Analysis of Country Dancing", 1808, (page 33) "Swing Corners" means "the 1s right turn, then they left turn 1s corners, then right turn, then left turn 2nd corners, and return to progressed places". Basically, "Contra Corners".
The 3s do nothing until the contra-corners, and contra corners fits nicely into a duple minor set. So this is the duple minor version of the dance.
Wilson does not provide music for this dance, and I don't think Playford's music works.
The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be 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 George Williams (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
|A1||1-4||Right hands across...|
|5-8||...and left hands back|
|A2||1-8||Cast far down, wave to each other, cast back to top|
|B1||1-4||1s lead down, turn alone, and lead up to 2nd place as 2s lead up|
|5-8||1s set twice to 2s|
|B2||1-4||Swing corners: Partner right, 1st corner left|
|5-8||Partner right, 2nd corner left|
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