Ding Dong Bell

Ding Dong Bell is an English Country Dance. It was published by Thompson in 1791 in Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1791. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Thompson writes:

1st. & 2d. Cu: change sides & back again hands 4 across & back again lead down the middle up again and cast off then Allemande

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 dances of George Williams (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

A11-4Partner hole in the wall change
5-8... and hole in the wall back
A21-4Right hands across...
5-8... and back by the left
B11-81s lead down, turn, lead back and cast down as 2s lead up
B21-4Right Regency allemande...
5-8...and back to the left

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