Elverton Grove is an English Country Dance. It was published by Walsh in 1712 in Twenty Four New Country Dances for the Year 1712. It was interpreted by Tom Cook in 1975 and published in Come Let's Be Merry. Found in The Playford Assembly. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 38 bars. It is in the key: A major.
All four turn single and foot it four times, the men change place with the wo. turn single all four meet with their backs together and foot it four times, all four to their proper places the two men lead through the two we. and the two we. through the two men the first cupple go the whole figure through the 2 cupple, then the 2 cupple go the whole figure through the first cupple, the first cupple cast off.
The tune was published, by Walsh, with the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album More Favorites of the Boston Centre. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.
The animation plays at 113 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be 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, lead, figure eight (and probably others).
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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1975 by Tom Cook. 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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