Dover Pier is an English Country Dance. It was published by Preston in 1791 in Preston's Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1791. It was interpreted by A. Simons in 1961 and published in Kentish Hops. Found in The Playford Ball. Mentioned in the article A Trip to Netherfield. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars. It is in the key: B flat major. Someone thought this dance was Easy.
1st. & 2d. foot it & Right hands across half round foot it & left hands back again cross over & turn your Partner right & left
The tune was published with the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album By Request. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.
The animation plays at 109 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.
The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, hands across, hey, rights and lefts (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1961 by A. Simons. 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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