Cupid's Garden ~ Maggot Pie

Cupid's Garden ~ Maggot Pie is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Marjorie Heffer & William Porter in 1932 and published in Maggot Pie. It is a Square dance. There is no progression in this dance. It is a USA dance. The dance lasts 108 bars.

This dance is designed for music that is mostly triple but part double time (The USA sections are in double time, the rest triple). My program cannot handle that, so this is all in triple time.

It is a USA dance, in that it has out a double/siding/arming segments, but they are arranged in an unusual way.

The tune was composed by William Porter for the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album By Request. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.

The animation plays at 98 counts per minute. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color.

The dance contains the following figures: USA, hand turn (allemande), turn single, gypsy, cast, lead, hands across, grand square (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 is copyright © 1932 by Marjorie Heffer & William Porter. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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