Daphne's Delight ~ 3 Couple is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) (website) in 1710 in The Dancing Master, Vol. the Second. It was interpreted by Bernard Bentley in 1962 and published in The Fallibroome Collection, Vol. 1. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. The minor set lasts 24 bars.
Note: Each Strain twice.The first Couple cast off and cross below the third Couple, and turn up the middle in the second Couples place This to the first Strain play'd twice Then Hands across with the second Couple and go half found and turn single, then Hands back again, and Right and Left quite round. This to the second Strain play'd twice
Originally a triple minor.
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 dance contains the following figures: turn single, cast, lead, hands across, hey, circular hey (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1962 by Bernard Bentley. 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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