Count Leon ~ 3 Couple

Count Leon ~ 3 Couple Count Leon ~ Andrew Shaw Count Leon ~ Triple

Count Leon ~ 3 Couple is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Nathaniel Kynaston in 1710 and published in Twenty Four New Country Dances for the Year 1710, London. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 231. The minor set lasts 34 bars.

Kynaston writes:

Note: Each Strain twice.

The 1st. man cross over below the 2d wo. the 1st. wo. at the same time Figure through the 2d. cu. both Set the 1st. cast up the 2d. wo. cast off and turn partner in the 2d cu. place The 2d cu. do the same The 1st. cu. cast off the 1st. man Figure through the 3d. cu. the 1st. wo. goes the Figure through the 2d. cu. at the same time Set and change Places The 1st. man goes the Hey with the 2d. cu. the 1st. wo. the same with the 3d cu. then lead up to the top and cast off

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.

A11-41s cross between 2s, and loop clockwise around 1st corners finishing between end couples, 1s set
5-81s cast right as 2s lead up then 1s two hand turn
A21-42s cross between 1s, and loop clockwise finishing between end couples, 1s set
5-82s cast right as 1s lead up then 2s two hand turn
B11-51s cast down as 2s lead up, then 1s split man down woman up half figure eight
6-91s set and change places
B21-51s split: man up, woman down, right shoulder hey with the end couples
6-91s lead above top and cast to bottom as 3s lead up

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