Dick's Maggot ~ Hume

Dick's (Alternate) Maggot Dick's Maggot ~ Sharp, 24 bars Dick's Maggot ~ Hume Dick's Maggot ~ Sharp, 16bars Dick's Maggot ~ Pat Shaw

Dick's Maggot ~ Hume is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in 1702 in Twenty Four New Country Dances. It was interpreted by Colin Hume (website) in 1995 and published in Playford with a Difference. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 16 bars. Someone thought this dance was Easy / Intermediate.

Playford writes:

The 1. cu. cross over, and the 2. cu. casts off Then change places across Then cast up in your own places, and back to back, then Right and Left and turn

The tune was published with the dance.

The animation plays at 108 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily (no music plays during this slow set). 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.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), cast, lead, hey, rights and lefts (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 itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1995 by Colin Hume. 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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