Easter Thursday ~ Hume

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Easter Thursday ~ Hume is an English Country Dance. It was devised by John Johnson in about 1733 and published in Caledonian Country Dances, 3rd. Ed.. It was interpreted by Colin Hume (website) in 1995 and published in Playford with a Difference. Originally proper this version is an improper duple minor longways dance. The minor set lasts 24 bars. Someone thought this dance was Easy / Intermediate.

Walsh writes:

The 1st Cu. Back to Back with the 2d Co. and then with their Partners The 1st Cu. turn the 2d Cu. then turn their own meet all four and sett then turn S. and clap Hands, all four going quite round Then the 1st Cu. go the figure through the 2d. Cu. & cross over & turn their own Partners ···

The tune was published with the dance.

The animation plays at 104 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), set, turn single, circle, lead, figure eight (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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I do not have a publication date for the dance and not know whether it is under copyright or not. The interpretation is copyright © 1995 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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