Emma's Waltz

Emma's Waltz is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Colin Hume in 2009. It is a proper 4 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 2413. The dance lasts 48 bars.

The tune was composed by Brian Stone, and performed by Susan McNeil, Lawrence Wallin, and Robert Winokur.

The animation plays at 123 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, cast, lead, hands across, box the gnat, swat the flea (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 is copyright © 2009 by Colin Hume. 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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