Delvine Side

Delvine Side is a Scottish Country Dance. It was published by William Campbell in about 1800 in Campbell's 15th Book of New and Favorite Country Dances & Strathspey Reels, London. It was interpreted by RSCDS in 1925 and published in RSCDS Book 2. It is S8×32 3C/4C, a proper Triple Minor dance. St32. Someone thought this dance was Easy.

Campbell's 15th book does contain a dance with this name, but I have been unable to find more than a table of contents and can't verify the choreography.

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.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

1-41s+2s set and cross passing right (no hands)
5-8That again
9-161s lead down the middle and back, 1s+2s finish in promenade position
17-241s+2s allemande, 1s end facing 1st corner
25-321s two hand turn 1st corner, pass partner right, two hand turn 2nd corner, cross passing right to 2nd position proper

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