Easter Tuesday is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in 1695 in The Dancing Master, 9th ed.. It was interpreted by Jacqueline Schwab in 2004. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 24 bars. It is in the key: C major.
The 1. man cast off into the 2. man's place and turn S. The 1. wo. do the like Then back to back with their Partners, the back to back sides, and right and left quite round till the 1. cu. come into the 2. cu. place
Note: Each Strain is to be played twice.
The tune, also called Easter Tuesday, is also found in Playford. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album By Choice. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.
The animation plays at 106 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.
The dance contains the following figures: turn single, cast, hey, rights and lefts (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2004 by Jacqueline Schwab. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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