Dr. Vincent's Delight

Vera's Valedictory

Dr. Vincent's Delight or Vera's Valedictory is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Charles Bolton in 1983. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the men are permuted by: 312 and the women by: 231. The dance lasts 48 bars.

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 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.

A11-4Set forward to partner, acknowledge, and turn single home
5-8Partner right hand turn
A21-4Fall back (individually) a double and come forward
5-8Partner left hand turn
B11-4Man down woman up, 2s form right hand stars with the end couples
5-8All right gypsy partner
9-12Man up woman down, 2s form left hand stars with the end couples
13-16All left gypsy partner
B21-4Lines of three fall back, come forward
5-8Circle six half
9-12Back to back
13-14Change with partner
15-16Top 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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