Draw Cupid Draw ~ Hume

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Draw Cupid Draw ~ Hume is an English Country Dance. It was published by Playford (John Young) (website) in 1710 in The Dancing Master, Vol. the Second. It was interpreted by Colin Hume (website) in 2007 and published in Colin Hume's Website. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 48 bars. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate.

Playford writes:

Note: The first Strain twice over, and the last but once.

The first Couple go the whole Figure of Eight with the second Couple, and then cross over and turn Then the other Couple do the same Then cross over and Back to Back, then Right and Left quite round.

The tune was published with the dance.

The animation plays at 95 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), lead, figure eight, 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 © 2007 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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