Cupid's Garden ~ Bolton

Cupid's Garden ~ Bolton Cupid's Garden

Cupid's Garden ~ Bolton is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford in 1688 in The Dancing Master, 7th ed.. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton in 1989. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 231. The dance lasts 32 bars.

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.

A11-4M1 start half a right shoulder hey with the men
5-8W1 start half a left shoulder hey with the women
A21-41s back to back
5-81s long cast up as 2s lead down
B11-4M1+W3 change by left then W1+M3 by right
5-61s+3s set
7-81s cast down as 3s lead up
B21-41s cross up 3s cast down half double figure eight
5-8All partner two hand turn

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1989 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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