Dr. Vincent's Delight or Vera's Valedictory is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Charles Bolton (website) in 1983. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the men are permuted by: 231 and the women by: 312. The minor set lasts 48 bars.
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.
The dances of Charles Bolton (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
An online description of the dance may be found here.
|A1||1-4||Set forward to partner, acknowledge, and turn single home|
|5-8||Partner right hand turn|
|A2||1-4||Fall back (individually) a double and come forward|
|5-8||Partner left hand turn|
|B1||1-4||Man down woman up, 2s form right hand stars with the end couples|
|5-8||All right gypsy partner|
|9-12||Man up woman down, 2s form left hand stars with the end couples|
|13-16||All left gypsy partner|
|B2||1-4||Lines of three fall back, come forward|
|5-8||Circle six half|
|9-12||Back to back|
|13-14||Change with partner|
|15-16||Top men, bottom women change backwards while M1+W3 turn single|
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The dance is copyright © 1983 by Charles Bolton. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
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