East Indian is an English Country Dance. It was published by Thompson's Compleat Collection in 1783. It was interpreted by Ken Sheffield in 1988. Found in The Playford Assembly. Mentioned in the article A Trip to Netherfield. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The dance lasts 32 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 Ken Sheffield (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
|A1||1-4||Three hand right stars at ends, 2s woman up man down|
|5-8||2s switch, Left hand stars at ends (2s man up woman down)|
|A2||1-8||1s lead down, turn, skip back, cast, 2s move up|
|B1||1-4||Circle 6 left|
|5-8||Circle 6 right back|
|B2||1-4||Right Bentley Allemande|
|5-8||Left Bentley Allemande|
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1988 by Ken Sheffield. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2019 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
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