Daphne is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford (website) in 1651 in The English Dancing Master. It was interpreted by Tom Cook, Andrew Shaw sometime before 2020-08-09. Found in The Playford Assembly. It is a proper 4 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 2413. It is a USA dance. The minor set lasts 28 bars. It is in the key: D Minor.
Lead up all a D. forward and back That again First man put back his wo. by both hands down between the rest That back again First cu. cross over, fall into the 2. place, cross again, fall into the 3. place, cross again fall to the lower end All this back again Sides all That again As before As before Arms all That again As before As before
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 dance contains the following figures: USA, set, poussette, siding, arming (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. I do not have a date for the interpretation, so it may be under copyright. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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